Dog Friendly Activities in Alabama

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Alabama, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL, has a pet-friendly, outdoor memorial area for you to visit with your dog. This amazing retired battleship is home to a statue that commemorates the dogs who have helped the armed forces over the years. If you'd like to tour the ship, they offer outdoor kennels for Fido. The park is open daily and there is an admission fee. See Details
Pet Friendly Red Mountain Park
Red Mountain Park Red Mountain Park, a nonprofit organization, offers 1,500 wooded acres located in Birmingham, 3 miles west of I-65 (Lakeshore Parkway Exit #255). Visitors can enjoy 20 dog-friendly miles of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, Remy’s Dog Park and beautiful destination sites – the historic ‘Redding Hoist House,’ three Treehouse views (SkyHy, Riley’s Roost, & Rushing Rendezvous) and glimpses of iron ore mine entrances. See Details
Fort Gaines Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, AL. The famous phrase, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead," was first shouted by Admiral Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay at this very spot. The fort has original cannons, a blacksmith shop, kitchens, a museum, gift shop, and tunnels. Leashed dogs are welcome at this pet-friendly site, and you must clean up after them. Fort Gaines is open every day of the week and there is a fee to enter the park. See Details
Dauphin Island Beach Dogs on a leash are allowed on the public beach year round. The public beach near the Red School House and the old fishing pier is the largest area on Dauphin Island set aside for dogs and their owners to romp and play on the sand and in the surf. There are at least a couple of miles of beach there, and with Sand Island now connected to Dauphin Island, there is another three miles of undeveloped beach jutting out into the Gulf on that barrier island. Though dogs are allowed at Dauphin Island's primary public beach and at the Dauphin Island Campground, dogs are not allowed at the West End Beach Park on the Island's extreme west end. See Details
Remy's Dog Park at Red Mountain Park Remy's Dog Park at Red Mountain Park is a 6-acre off-leash park in Birmingham, AL. The park features separate areas for large and small dogs, as well as a section for special needs pets. See Details
Moss Rock Preserve Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 250-acre nature preserve in Hoover, AL, abundant with trees and plants, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other unique natural features. There are nearly 10 miles of dog-friendly hiking footpaths, as well as "Boulder Field" which is a favorite among rock climbers. Dogs are allowed throughout the park; they must be on no more than a 6-foot leash and under their owner's control at all times. See Details
Avondale Brewing Company Avondale Brewing Company is a local, dog-friendly, craft brewery and outdoor music venue in Birmingham, AL. They serve delicious beers in a friendly atmosphere. Dogs are welcome outside and in the outdoor covered bar. Food can be ordered from one of several nearby restaurants. See Details
Fort Morgan State Historic Site Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Gulf Shores, AL, invites leashed dogs to tour the fort. The admission fee includes access to the dog beach (bayside only). There are unpaved hiking trails on the property that Fido can explore with you. See Details
Fort Morgan Historic Site Bayside Beach The bayside area of beach of Fort Morgan Historic Site in Gulf Shores, AL is dog friendly. Dogs should be leashed at all times and owners must clean up any waste. The Mobile bayside beach from the old Fort Morgan Pier all the way to the Old Fisherman's Wharf is the only beach that allows dogs. Beyond the Old Fisherman's Wharf is a Federal Wildlife area so dogs are not permitted beyond that point. The beach is located just past the ferry to Dauphin Island and before the entrance to the fort. See Details
Oak Mountain State Park Oak Mountain State Park is a dog-friendly park in Pelham, AL. Mountain biking and hiking are two of the most popular activities at the park. With more than 50 miles of trails, visitors have plenty of options to choose from be it a short loop or an overnight trip. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the park as long as they are leashed. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Fido cannot be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. See Details
Gulf State Park Gulf State Park is a dog-friendly park in Gulf Shores, AL, featuring 25 miles of paved trails for walking or biking. Rent a bike from the camp store. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the park as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. See Details
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States and they welcome your dog to join in the fun too. With a focus on visual arts, this huge historic factory building has been redeveloped into 148 working studios for over 200 artists and makers, six galleries, a theatre, and performance venues. When you're exploring, you'll discover artisan food and drinks from ice pops to vegan grub from a visiting food truck. There's also a vintage clothing shop, a record store, and a flea market every Saturday. Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment is open Wednesday to Thursday from 12pm to 6pm, Friday from 12pm to 8pm, and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Audubon Bird Sanctuary Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails at Audubon Bird Sanctuary. The dog-friendly Sanctuary consists of 137 acres with three miles of trails among the maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, a lake, a swamp, and a beach. It is located at the Eastern end of Dauphin Island, a 14 mile-long barrier island situated off the Alabama Gulf Coast. See Details
Monte Sano State Park Offering more than 14 miles of trails, dog-friendly Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, AL, offers plenty of hiking opportunities for you and your pup to enjoy. Just be sure to keep Fido on a leash. Dogs are welcome in the campsites and in two of the cabins for an additional fee. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car. See Details
Desoto State Park BringFido to Desoto State Park in Fort Payne, AL, and explore the more than 25 miles of dog-friendly trails together. As you hike on Lookout Mountain, you and your furry friend will enjoy rock formations, seasonal waterfalls, beautiful views of the west fork of Little River, abundant animal life, and diverse communities of flora. Trail difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. Desoto State Park also offers dog-friendly cabins and campsites. See Details
Wind Creek State Park Wind Creek State Park is a dog-friendly state park and trail in Alexander City, AL. Fido is welcome to join you on-leash to explore the hiking trails of the park, in addition to a variety of other outdoor activities like a viewing of the Piedmont Plateau, or the Lake Martin Amphitheater. Dogs are also welcome at the campsites and two cabins for an additional fee. See Details
Hudson Marina Hudson Marina in Orange Beach, AL, offers pet-friendly pontoon rentals. Bring your leashed pooch and rent a pontoon for the day. The lovely waters are great to explore together. See Details
International Motorsports Hall of Fame International Motorsports Hall of Fame is a dog-friendly attraction in Lincoln, AL. Take a pit stop during your travels and treat your family to an exclusive tour of the most competitive race track in NASCAR, Talladega Superspeedway. History buffs will love the countless historic vehicles, including stock cars, open wheel, NHRA, road racing, modified, motorcycle and much more. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome to check out the exhibits by your side. See Details
Julien Marx Dog Park at Medal of Honor Park Julien Marx Dog Park at Medal of Honor Park is a 4-acre park offering separate areas for small and large dogs, benches, water, and cleanup stations. See Details
Cheaha State Park Cheaha State Park is a dog-friendly park in Delta, AL. Dogs are welcome in most park areas as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Fido also cannot be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. Surrounded completely by the Talladega National Forest, Cheaha State Park is ideal for access to the Kentuck ORV-ATV Trail. Additionally, the park is home to the Cheaha Trailhead of the Pinhoti Trail, which connects with the Appalachian Trail and accesses the Odum Scout Trail, and the Chinnabee Silent Trail. Here hikers can experience tranquility, native wildlife and beautiful waterfalls. See Details
Meaher State Park Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay and is a day-use, picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups for overnight visitors. Meaher’s boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with an up-close view of the beautiful Mobile Delta. See Details
Lakepoint State Park Picturesque Lakepoint State Park is located on the banks of the 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, also known as "The Bass Capital of the World." Lakepoint offers a variety of amenities such as a full-service restaurant and lounge, marina, hiking trails, modern campground, swimming complex, tennis courts, and playgrounds. Hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, wildlife and bird watching, camping, dining, swimming pool, and picnic areas and playgrounds. Dogs are welcome in most parks as long as the dog is on a leash. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car more than 30 minutes. See Details
Lake Guntersville State Park Located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, the dog-friendly Lake Guntersville State Park promises to satisfy whether you are looking for a resort style retreat or an outdoor adventure in the park’s 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. Among the park’s many recreational offerings are an 18-hole championship golf course, a beach complex, an outdoor nature center, excellent fishing in Alabama’s largest lake, 36 miles of hiking and biking trails, weekly guided hikes and a day-use area. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the park as long as they are leashed. Bike and horseback riding trails may not allow dogs for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed in stores, food service areas, bathhouse, pool or swimming areas. Dogs can not be left unattended and will be confiscated if left in a hot car. See Details
Common Bond Brewers Common Bond Brewers has a dog-friendly patio in front of the building. Fido can join you on the patio, but not inside or on the back terrace of the building. Claiming to be the city’s only production brewery, Common Bond was built with the intention of bringing the local folks together. The four flagship beers on draft are a variety of ales: amber, rye, blonde, and pale. Common Bond Brewers is open Wednesday to Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details