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 Algiers Ferry
Algiers Ferry This ferry departs from Canal Street and heads across the Mississippi to Algiers Point every 30 minutes. Pedestrians (on two legs or four) are free, and it is only $2 for cars. See Details
Pet Friendly Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve There are a few pet-friendly areas at Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve including Chalmette Battlefield, the visitor center deck at Barataria Preserve, and in all parking lots. Pets are not permitted in Chalmette National Cemetery or on the trails of Barataria Preserve. Pets must be leashed at all times and may never be left unattended, even in vehicles. 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
Wild Country Safari Bring Fido along to enjoy your adventure at Wild Country Safari, where you can see and learn about animals from around the world. Over 30 species are represented in the park, including zebra, camel, bison, giraffe, water buffalo, exotic deer, and antelope. Dogs are only permitted on the drive-thru safari and are not permitted on the guided wagon tours or in the petting zoo. See Details
St. Anna's Episcopal Church St. Anna's Episcopal Church is pet-friendly! Dogs are allowed at services. See Details
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm Located in Angie, Louisiana, Steele’s has been supplying the residents of Washington Parish and its surrounding areas of the past 32 years. We are conveniently located in the beautiful rolling hills of Washington Parish, which is just a short drive from either the North or South shore. Whether or not you would like to cut your own Christmas tree, come by to visit and explore our trees. Leashed family pets welcome! Services Provided: Saws, Tree Shaking, Tree Bailing Tree Tie Downs for Car No Hassle Drill Base Tree Stands Tractor Drawn Hay Rides on Weekends Snow Flocking See Details
Grand Isle State Park Trails Grand Isle State Park is dog-friendly. Located off the coast of Louisiana, there's a 2.5-mile nature trail that can be enjoyed by dogs and their owners. The varied pathway will lead you along the stunning, untouched coastline. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the trail, as long as they are on a leash under six feet in length and that all mess is cleaned up after them. Grand Isle State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am 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
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
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
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
TA Lafayette Has a Country Pride and a Minit Mart Store. 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 product. See Details
Petro Shreveport Has a Country Pride, Subway, O'Deli's and a Minit Mart Store. 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 product. See Details
TA Slidell Has a Country Pride and a Travel Store. 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 product. 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
Lake Bistineau State Park Lake Bistineau State Park is dog-friendly. This pretty park borders a lake and has great views of the Bayou and the surrounding area. Most of the park is covered in a thick hardwood forest that you and Fido can explore on the Willis Homestead Trail, a 3.8 mile trail that goes up and down the hills and through forests. Alternatively, you can try the Blue Wing Trail, Koasati Trail, and Pintail Loop Trail. Remember to keep Fido on a leash under six feet in length for the duration of their visit and clean up any mess after them. Lake Bistineau State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm and Friday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm. See Details
Sam Houston Jones State Park Sam Houston Jones State Park 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. Sam Houston Jones State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am 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
TA Greenwood Has a Country Pride, Subway, O'Deli's and a Minit Mart Store. 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 product. 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
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
TA Tallulah Has a Country Pride and a Travel Store. 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 product. See Details
Petro Hammond Has a Country Pride, Subway, O'Deli's and a Minit Mart Store. 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 product. See Details