Other Dog Activities in Gainesville, FL

There are 4 other dog friendly attractions in Gainesville, and 6 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Gainesville.

Pet Friendly Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is pet-friendly. Comprised of 24 major collections that you and your pooch can see from a paved walkway. These include the state's largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Pet Friendly San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park Dogs are allowed at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, one of the few remaining hardwood forests in the wholes state of Florida. The trails at this park are dog-friendly, including three that you can access from the San Felasco hiking trailhead. These are ideal for nature viewing and dog walking. The fee for entry into this park is $4 per vehicle. San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is dog-friendly. You are welcome to bring Fido with you to enjoy this paved trail as long as they are on a leash under six-feet. A number of observation spots on the trail offer views of the prairie, home to bison, wild horses, and numerous alligators. The trail can be accessed every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Depot Park Depot Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to wander along the paved trails of this park in Gainesville. The Depot Park open air fields, trails, and play area are open daily. The splash pad located inside the play area, is on when the temperature is above 70 degrees. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. The park is open every day of the week from 7:00am to 11:30pm. See Details
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Dogs are welcome at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Due to potential conflict with alligators, snakes, and bison, pets are not allowed on some of the trails in the park, but this won't stop you and Fido having an awesome time. You can still wander the Wacahoota Trail, leading to an observation trail; Chacala Trail, a series of loop trails; and a number of other trails. The trails that are not pet-friendly are Cone's Dike Trail, Bolen Bluff Trail, and La Chua Trail. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset and the entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. See Details
Petro Ocala This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care products. There are restaurants on site, too. See Details
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Dogs are welcome at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, where you can time travel back to a 1930's Florida homestead. As well as being home to a classic Florida cracker-style home from back in the day, there are two fifteen minute hiking trails around the area that can be enjoyed by dogs and their owners. Small dogs can even go inside with you on a tour of the house, as long as they can be carried the whole time. The fee for entrance into the park is $3 per group and it's open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
DJ's Kayak Rentals DJ's Kayak Rentals is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join you on a paddling adventure on Lake Santa Fe in Alachua County, Florida. Make sure there's enough space for you and your furry first mate by renting one of the tandem kayaks for $45. Along the way, you'll spot natural vegetation, fish and abundant wildlife. DJ's Kayak Rentals is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Dudley Farm Historic State Park Dogs are allowed at the Dudley Farm Historic State Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the nature trail and picnic areas that are dotted around this farmstead that began operation in the 1850s. Unfortunately, your pooch isn't allowed on the farmstead itself due to the livestock and for the preservation of the old buildings. The fee for entrance is $5 and the park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am until 5pm See Details
O'Leno State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at O'Leno State Park. You and Fido can enjoy the park’s picnic area that overlooks the Santa Fe River or hike one of the diverse hiking trails, including the River Trail, the Limestone Trail, and Parener’s Branch. The varied scenery switches between hardwood hammock, limestone outcrop, and pine forest. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the youth areas, primitive campsite, group camp, swimming area, or buildings. The fee for entrance into O'Leno State Park is $5 per vehicle and it is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details