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 Dauphin Island Beach
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
Pet Friendly Fort Morgan Historic Site Bayside Beach
Fort Morgan Historic Site Bayside Beach The bayside area of beach of Fort Morgan Historic Site 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
Hoover Dog Park at Loch Haven Park Hoover Dog Park is a one-of-a-kind park in the city of Hoover featuring an off-leash fenced area for dogs and their owners. The dog park is divided into two separate areas; one side for dogs up to 35 lbs and the other for larger dogs. The Park features include a canine obstacle course, .4 mile walking track, and a covered picnic pavilion with a large recreation field. See Details
Gulf Shores Dog Park The City of Gulf Shores Dog Park features a large fenced in green space to accommodate both small and large dogs. Seating, waste bag stations and water for pets are provided. See Details
Moss Rock Preserve Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 250 acre nature preserve abundant with trees and plants, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other unique natural features. There are nearly 10 miles of hiking footpaths within Moss Rock Preserve, 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
Unleashed in Orange Beach Dog Park Unleashed in Orange Beach Dog Park offers separate fenced areas for small and large dogs, training stations, water stations, and plenty of benches and shade for the humans. See Details
Gulf 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. Gulf State Park’s two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls, and seashells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail- 25 miles of paved trails for walking or biking. Rent a bike from the camp store. See Details
Cooters Pond Dog Park at Cooters Pond Park Cooters Pond Dog Park at Cooters Pond Park features a large fenced in dog area with bags and trash cans for clean up. Picnic areas available outside of dog play area. Directions: coming from Montgomery, take US 31 North towards Prattville. Once you pass county road 4 (on left) take your next right - Scenic Dr (there is a sign for the park just prior). Take another immediate right onto Cooter Pond Rd and follow for a few miles to the park. Once at the park take a left and then another left up the hill to the overlook. The dog park is at the far end of the overlook park. See Details
Creekwood Park Dog Spot Dog Spot at Creekwood Park is located near Indian Creek Greenway. Huntsville offers several “Dog Spots,” off-leash doggie play areas. Each is approximately the size of two football fields and designed with dog safety in mind, having a divided play area for dogs less than 25 pounds. Dog Spots are open for dogs and their owners during normal park hours – from dawn to one hour after dark, unless otherwise posted. 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
Orange Beach Coastal PhotoWalk 'Orange Beach Coastal PhotoWalk' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jeff. This one hour beach photo session includes 2 locations, props and cold water. At the end of the session, you'll receive an online shareable photo gallery of 20-30 edited photographs and 5 digital photo downloads. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests of all ages. Guests having trouble walking or heart conditions should not book this experience. Rates start at $50 per person. See Details
Rufus Rhodes Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Rhodes Park, which is located near Highland Avenue and 27th Place. See Details
Ruffner Mountain At over 1,000 acres in size, Ruffner Mountain provides visitors with over 11 miles of scenic hiking trails in a protected urban area. The center offers educational programs, weekend activities, and ample opportunities to view wildlife. The best part for dog owners is that the park is pet-friendly. Just remember that all dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners must clean up after their pets. See Details
Mobile Botanical Gardens Adjacent to Langan Park, the Mobile Botanical Gardens boasts a 100-acre site of cultivated gardens, woodland trails, and a longleaf pine forest. The Gardens are dedicated to preserving the native plantings and to educating the community about gardening and plantlife. Dogs are permitted to roam the grounds as long as they remain on their leashes and their owners clean up after them. See Details
Beneful Dream Dog Park Alabaster is the second city in the nation to host a Beneful Dream Dog Park. DIY Network star Jason Cameron helped design the park. The dog park is carpeted with synthetic turf, features separate off-leash areas for small and large dogs, water splash pads, tunnels and hoops, a miniature fetch football field, a walking course and more. There are benches and shade for dog owners. See Details
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 enjoy 12 miles of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, Remy’s Dog Park and four unique outdoor adventures: the Red Ore Zip Tour (a 1 ½ hour zip line adventure), the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest (20 unique rope and cable treetop challenges), the 80-foot climbing/rappelling Kaul Adventure Tower and the 1,000 foot Mega Zip. Beautiful destination sites – the historic ‘Redding Hoist House,’ three Treehouse views (SkyHy, Riley’s Roost, & Rushing Rendezvous) and glimpses of iron ore mine entrances – both surprise and delight Park guests. Upon completion of Phase 2 Development in 2016, the Park will deliver trails totaling 20 miles; picnic pavilions; event facility; two formal entries and parking; and the Robert R. Meyer Activity Center. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day See Details
Remy's Dog Park at Red Mountain Park This 6-acre off-leash park features separate areas for large and small dogs, as well as a section for special needs pets. See Details
Downtown Dog Spot Dog Spot is located near downtown, under a freeway bridge. Huntsville offers several “Dog Spots,” off-leash doggie play areas. Each is approximately the size of two football fields and designed with dog safety in mind, having a divided play area for dogs less than 25 pounds. Dog Spots are open for dogs and their owners during normal park hours – from dawn to one hour after dark, unless otherwise posted. See Details
Daphne Dog Park Great off leash dog park with divided small and large dog areas! Well maintained by the city of Daphne. Clean porta-potties, water fountains for people and pets. See Details
Kiesel Park This friendly off-leash dog park includes a small dog area, agility equipment, a lovely stream, and two ponds for pets to play in. See Details
Fairhope Dog Park The Fairhope Dog Park is an off–leash park located in the Fairhope Municipal Sporting Park / Volanta Sports Complex. The park is a joint effort between the Fairhope Dog Park Coalition and the City of Fairhope. The 2-acre park consists of two sections, one for small and the other for large dogs. Each section has watering stations, benches, waste bags and collection stations. Dog owners who use the park are ask to abide by the dog park rules which are posted at the entrance of the park. See Details
Eastgate Park Dog Park Give Fido an exercise break with a stop at Dothan's Eastgate Park. Opened in 2014, the off leash dog park provides your pooch with over four acres of grassy fields to run and play. The park offers various dog obstacles and challenges. With separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, the park is a perfect choice for pooches of all sizes. See Details
Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park The Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park is located off of Vaughn Road in Blount Cultural Park. There is a main entrance that leads to two separate areas; one being for small dogs and the other large dogs. In each area there is a wash station available along with a gazebo. There are also benches and fountains available throughout each area of the park. See Details
Little River Canyon National Preserve Little River Canyon National Preserve provides visitors with abundant outdoor recreational opportunties. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and more are possible in this relatively new national park. The park is pet friendly, but Fido must be kept on a leash at all times. See Details