Other Dog Activities in Louisiana

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Louisiana too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Louisiana here.

Pet Friendly Fontainebleau State Park
Fontainebleau State Park Fontainebleau State Park is dog-friendly. Formerly the location of a sugar plantation in the mid-19th century, this 2,800-acre park can be found on the pretty shore of Lake Pontchartrain. There are a couple of trails dotted around the park that allow dogs to join their owners on a leash under six feet, including a 4.8-mile hiking trail and a nature trail that's just over a mile long, with signs to help you identify the different plants and trees. There are over 400 different species of birds and other animals that call the park their home. The nature trail is bordered on three sides by Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Cane, and Bayou Castine. Fontainebleau State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Chemin-A-Haut State Park
Chemin-A-Haut State Park Chemin-A-Haut State Park is dog-friendly. The park is located on a high bluff that overlooks Bayou Bartholomew, the longest Bayou in the world, a natural paradise for lovers of unspoiled beauty and once a route used by Native Americans. You and Fido can hop on the Bobcat Trail and check out the area surrounding the water. The fee for entrance into the park is $3 per person. Chemin-A-Haut State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Metairie Cemetery Metairie Cemetery contains 9,000 tombs dating as far back as the 1800s. The property is well kept and includes miles of roads and paths to explore. Leashed dogs are permitted as long as owners clean up after them. Open daily from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. See Details
Algiers Point Canal Street Ferry The dog-friendly Algiers Point Canal Street Ferry in New Orleans, LA, brings small dogs and their owners back and forth across the Mississippi River. Dogs must travel in a carrier and the carrier must fit on the person’s lap. The ferry leaves Algiers Point every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour, and leaves Canal Street every 30 minutes at a quarter until and a quarter after the hour. It takes about 30 minutes from boarding to get to the other side. The ride is for pedestrians and bikers only and costs $2. Dogs ride for free. See Details
St. Anna's Episcopal Church St. Anna's Episcopal Church is pet-friendly! Dogs are allowed at services. See Details
Le Chien Brewing Company Le Chien Brewing Company is a very dog-friendly microbrewery located in Denham Springs, LA. This craft brewery offers outdoor and indoor seating for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Food is provided by their on site Pie Eyed Food Truck that specializes in handmade Artisan pies. Alongside great food truck fare, Le Chien serves handcrafted beer and soda. See Details
Falgout Canal Marina Falgout Canal Marina is a typical marina that's also pet-friendly. Bring your pooch along to gather supplies for a trip out on the water. See Details
Canoe & Trail Adventures Canoe & Trail Adventures is a pet-friendly water-based adventure company in Covington. For over 45 years, Canoe and Trail has guided thousands of people into Louisiana swamps and bayous surrounding New Orleans. They also offer "Twilight Paddle™and Moonlight Paddle™ series year round plus seasonal paddles and hikes around south Louisiana. Dogs are welcome to paddle and eat at Chimes, which is where the rentals depart from. If your dog weighs over 30 lbs, they recommend canoes over kayaks but you and your pooch are welcome to use either. Canoe & Trail Adventures is open Wednesday through Monday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Houmas House and Gardens Houmas House and Gardens is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome in the plantation grounds, as long as they are leashed. Houmas House is a historic estate located near New Orleans in Darrow, Louisiana. If you plan on visiting with Fido, give them a call and let them know. They have resident pups on the property who may want to come and say hello. They are open seven days a week from 9am to 7pm. See Details
Bogue Chitto State Park Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton, Louisiana is pet-friendly. Mainly popular among tubers floating down the many creeks that belong to the interesting river system in the park, you'll also discover a seven-mile nature trail that weaves around the woods, perfect for a good dog walk. Along the trail, you'll wander through cypress tupelo swamps, a hardwood forest, upland forests, and a stunning rolling landscape in all directions. The remote location on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain adds to the vastness of the sky above, making this park a hugely popular destination for star gazers. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash under six feet for the duration of their visit and that all mess should be cleaned up after them. Bogue Chitto State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 8am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm. See Details
Gallery Rinard Gallery Rinard is a dog-friendly art gallery in the French Quarter of New Orleans. You and your pooch will discover lots of work from local artists, including the gallery owner, Matt Rinard. Unlike a number of southern galleries in the area who offer up classic-style pictures, Gallery Rinard specializes in vibrant pictures of whimsical and humorous depictions of dogs and cats, perfect for Fido's collection. Gallery Rinard is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Tickfaw State Park Dogs can join their owners at Tickfaw State Park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. The park is a diverse mixture of cypress and tupelo swamp, hardwood and pine forest, all on the banks of the Tickfaw River. You and Fido can explore the interesting topographical sights on the trails, including the Gum Cypress Trail, Pine Hardwood Trail, and the River Overlook. Tickfaw State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Sam Houston Jones State Park Sam Houston Jones State Park in Lake Charles is pet-friendly. The park gets the name from the Texas folk hero who apparently spent a lot of time in the area. Unlike many state parks around the country, this 1,087-acre park has been kept as natural as possible to allow lots of wildlife to thrive in the area. There are a number of pet-friendly trails dotted around the park, including the Riverwalk Trail that weaves alongside the water, the Cypress Tupelo Trail, the Swamp Walk Trail, the Longleaf Pine Trail, and the Longleaf Pine Extension. Dogs are welcome to join you on the trails on a leash under six feet, as long as you clean up any mess after them. See Details
Chauvin Sculpture Garden Chauvin Sculpture Garden is pet-friendly. You and your pooch can explore the unique sculptures that include cowboys, angels, and all sorts of people who live in the Bayou. The garden has been maintained by local art lovers since 2002. Dogs are welcome on tours of the Chauvin Sculpture Garden offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday throughout the year and can explore the park without a guide from sunrise to sunset every day of the week. See Details
Palmetto Island State Park Dogs are welcome at Palmetto Island State Park, located on the banks of Vermilion River. You are invited to bring your pooch to the park where you can enjoy the woodland along the shoreline of the river on the Cypress Trail, a nature trail that explores the pretty surroundings, giving you and Fido a view of the native plants and wildlife in the area. Palmetto Island State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is pet-friendly. The centerpiece of this park is the 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is hugely popular among recreational boat users and anglers alike. You and Fido can check out the nature trail that winds along an off-shoot of Bayou Macon. Keep your eyes peeled for black bears who love the woodland alongside the water. Due to the wildlife in the area and other trail users, pet owners are reminded to keep their pooch on a leash for the duration of their visit. To keep the waterways clean, please remember to pick up after your pooch too. Poverty Point Reservoir State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Miel Brewery and Taproom Miel Brewery and Taproom is a pet-friendly brewery in the vibrant city of New Orleans. Their mission is to provide patrons with fresh beer made by using as many local ingredients as possible, to be environmentally friendly, and to treat others as they would like to be treated, which includes Fido. They offer a range of beers on tap, including hoppy IPAs, pilsner, saison, cream ale, and stout. Dogs who get peckish will appreciate the occasional food trucks that rock up in the car park. Miel Brewery and Taproom is a cash-free facility, so don't forget to take your card. They are open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Bayou Segnette State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Bayou Segnette State Park, just down the road from the urban sprawl of New Orleans. There's a nearly three mile long pet-friendly nature trail that weaves around the park. While you're getting your steps in, you and Fido may come across a variety of different wildlife species on the ground and in the air, including American alligators, coypu, nine-banded armadillos, Virginia opossum, raccoons, American mink, red-tailed hawks, kites, red-winged blackbirds, bald eagles, and northern cardinals. Although Fido won't be able to join you near the water, the wave pool is one of the main attractions in the park with a huge capacity of 400 people. There are a number of picnic areas dotted around the park as well. The park is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Fairview-Riverside State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Fairview-Riverside State Park. As you enter the park, you'll notice Otis House near the entrance. This historic building constructed in the 1880s was donated to the State of Louisiana in 1962 and can now be toured, although dogs are not allowed inside. You and Fido can wander on the nature trail that will lead you through a canopy of huge, old oak trees alongside the river. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pooches on a leash for the duration of their visit and to clean up any mess after them. Fairview-Riverside State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Chicot State Park Dogs are welcome at Chicot State Park, where rolling hills make up the stunning scenery of the park. At 6,400 acres, there's plenty to see around the park with the highlight being the cool, clear waters of Lake Chicot. There's a 20-mile, dog-friendly hiking trail that weaves around the park, leading to primitive campsites, through woodlands, and to overlooks of the lake and beyond. You can bring Fido with you to the trail on a leash under six feet, as long as you clean up any mess that they leave behind. Chicot State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Long ago, the park was home to the Chitimacha Indians. You can get a taste for what the area used to be like for those that once lived there on the three hiking trails that weave around the woodlands surrounding the lake. There are 100 different types of bird in the skies above, ideal for visiting ornithologists. There are lots of historic sites nearby that you can check out while you're in the area too. Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash under six feet. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is open every day of the week from 8:30am to 5:00pm. See Details
Lake Claiborne State Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Lake Claiborne State Park. Although swimming and water-based activities are the most popular things to do in the area, this pet-friendly destination is a great spot for some walkies in the woods too. The woods around Lake Claiborne are home to a wide variety of wildlife that can be viewed from the many lovely nature trails around the park. Some of the trails lead to a stunning scenic overlook, allowing you and Fido to view the beauty of the area from a higher vantage point. They even offer a variety of nature tours to visitors who want to learn more about the wildlife and vegetation in the park. Lake Claiborne State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 10pm. See Details
South Toledo Bend State Park South Toledo Bend State Park is pet-friendly. The park is home to a scenic, waterfront view from many vantage points. You and Fido can reach these scenic spots on the trails in the park, the Lakeview Nature Trail and the Hippie Point Trail. There are plenty of opportunities to discover the wildlife in the park, including an array of birds in the sky such as the bald eagle. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the park on a leash under six feet, as long as you clean up any mess after them. South Toledo Bend State Park is open every day of the week from 6am to 7pm. See Details
North Toledo Bend State Park North Toledo Bend State Park is dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join owners on a leash under six feet around one of the country's largest man-made reservoirs. People visiting the park can enjoy a range of activities on the water, including recreational boating, angling, and a range of water-sports. For dogs who prefer to keep their paws on dry land, there are a couple of hiking trails that weave around the woodland surrounding the water. If you want to prolong your stay in the park, then book yourself into one of the pet-friendly campsites that can be found on the hotels section of our website. The park gates are open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 10pm. See Details