Dog Friendly Activities in Arkansas

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Arkansas, 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 Garvan Woodland Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens Just as the name indicates, you'll find 210-acres of woodland gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, AR. You can rent a golf cart for a guided tour for a nominal fee, or you and your furry friend can walk along the many paths at your leisure, too. Take a picnic lunch or dine at Chipmunk Cafe's dog-friendly outdoor patio. Garvan Woodland Gardens has a charming pet fountain that looks like a natural spring coming out of the rock. There is an admission fee for humans and dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours
Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours are pet-friendly, as long as your tour guide and other participants don't mind. Located a short scurry down the foggy lanes from downtown Eureka Springs, AR, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in the world, where guests checked in but never checked out. The building once housed a “cancer curing hospital.” Unfortunately, the hospital was responsible for false hope and worse thanks to a useless cure of watermelon seed, brown corn silk, alcohol, and carbolic acid developed by known charlatan Norman Baker. Mediums suggest that the current hotel may house a portal to the “other side” where the former hospital’s morgue used to be. As long as he’s not a traveling snake oil salesman, Fido should get along well with the area’s poltergeist population. Make sure you contact the tour company first to verify availability, tour times and if your pooch is allowed to join in the fun. See Details
Hot Springs Mountain Trail Hot Springs Mountain Trail is a pet-friendly hiking path in Hot Springs, AR. Fido is welcome to join you on this two mile hike, but dogs must remain on a leash. Hot Springs Mountain Trail is a leisurely trek to the top of the mountain offering scenic overlooks. See Details
Hot Springs National Park Nicknamed "The American Spa,” Hot Springs National Park surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. You can no longer sit in the natural hot springs in the woods here, but you and Fido can explore 26 miles of trails with interesting rock formations, wildflowers, and beautiful scenery. There are trails of varying length and difficulty, so there's something for everyone. Those interested in historic buildings might also enjoy a stroll down Bathhouse Row and the Grand Promenade. Pets but must wait outside the visitor center and other park buildings if you decide to go inside. See Details
Blackie's Backyard Blackie's Backyard is a pet-friendly store in Eureka Springs. They offer a wonderful selection of gifts and pet accessories, including treats, clothing, collars, leashes, clothing and more. Blackie's Backyard is open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Evilo Oils & Vinegars Evilo Oils & Vinegars is a dog-friendly store in Hot Springs, AR, that sells 96+ different domestic and imported olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Stop by with Fido on a leash and you can stroll through the store and taste-test different products. See Details
Crater of Diamonds State Park One of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source, the dog-friendly Crater of Diamonds State Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings people from all over the world to Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Your pet is welcome anywhere in the park, except for the gift shop area of the visitor center, the park restaurant, the water park, and the bathhouses. Also, dogs must remain under physical control of the owner at all times (i.e. a leash, it cannot be tied up to a tree). Please do not leave your pets in your vehicle. See Details
Hot Springs National Park Duck Tours Hot Springs Duck Tours isn't just a tour, it's an adventure! Ride with your leashed pooch on one of the oldest, most unique tours of Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. On your dog-friendly tour, you and Fido will take a ride aboard an amphibious World War II DUKW. The tour is approximately 75 minutes long, the land tour will take you around the famous bathhouse row and other historic sites along the way to beautiful Lake Hamilton. While on the water portion of the tour you will take a trip around St. John's Island where you are able to see other historic landmarks. See Details
Hot Springs Trolleys Hot Springs Trolleys are pet-friendly. They are the only Trolley Company that is licensed, permitted, and approved to offer sightseeing tours, shuttles and charters. Prices start at $18 for adults and pups ride for free. See Details
Black Apple Black Apple welcome you and Fido to their dog-friendly taproom in Springdale, AR. Black Apple is Arkansas' first cidery and produces exquisite hard cider which is clean, unadulterated, and free from preservatives. Staff would love to meet your best friend and give them a bowl of water and treat during their visit. Enjoy a can of Apricot Chai or Pumpkin Spice Cider, or let the bartender pour you a glass of Cranberry Juniper, Tart Cherry, or Guava Currant. See Details
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock, AR is dog-friendly. The popular day-use park offers a variety of outdoor adventures on the Big and Little Maumelle Rivers, in the Arkansas Arboretum, and along over 15 miles of trails which include 7 miles of challenging mountain bike trails. Please keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Post Winery Post Winery is a dog-friendly winery in Altus, AR. They serve premium muscadine wines and grape juices from grapes grown in Arkansas. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
It's About Rocks It's About Rocks is a dog-friendly store in Hot Springs, AR, that sells bohemian crystals and stones. Dogs are welcome to join you inside the store if they are carried or on a leash. It's not just about rocks either, as the store also has cute gifts, jewelry, and clothing. The friendly staff is available to help you find the perfect gift for yourself or someone else. See Details
IAMS Dog Park at Bryce Davis Park Take a trail from Bryce Davis Park to IAMS dog park. This 3-acre dog park offers a pavilion, picnic tables, waste stations, benches and a drinking fountain. There is an area for smaller dogs and puppies and another for larger dogs. The park itself features play equipment and basketball courts, restroom facilities, and additional picnic areas. It is not recommended to swim in the nearby pond due to algae. See Details
Hot Springs Bark Park Hot Springs Bark Park in Arkansas gives dogs and their owners a place to exercise and socialize safely. The park features 2-acres of fun and separate spaces for large and small dogs, water stations, benches, asphalt walking paths, double gate entry, and more. The park is operated by the city under the direction of the Animal Services Department. See Details
War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake is pet friendly and offers guided cavern tours, gemstone panning, Moonshiners' Mystery Shack, Lost in the Woods Maze, nature trails, and more. Well-behaved pups are welcome in the cavern and on the grounds, everywhere except inside the gift shop. Dogs must always be kept on a leash and under control by their owners. Stroll along the shores of Beaver Lake to the spectacular natural entrance to the cave and follow a flowing stream deep into the mountain. Stand beneath soaring domes and see an array of formations, including fossils, rimstone dams, and waterfalls. After the tour, hike short nature trails, feed lake fish, pan for semi-precious gemstones, or explore the 'Lost in the Woods' maze. The cave tour is an easy walk: no stairs or tight places. Huge rooms with well-lit pathways. Cavern is open 7 days a week, early March through November. See Details
Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway BringFido along for a train ride on the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway. Their excursion Train is pet-friendly. This short, narrated train trip is an interesting way to learn more about the area. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to enjoy the train with you, but they are not permitted on dining tours. See Details
Little Rock River Market District The place to be and be seen in Little Rock is the River Market District, located along the downtown waterfront. The area offers visitors a chance to visit quaint and quirky shops, dine in one of many great restaurants, and visit the Farmer's Market (held every Tuesday and Saturday from May through October). Dogs are welcome to accompany their owners through the open air streets of the district and at some outdoor dining spots. Man's best friend must remain on a leash at all times, and owners must pick up after Fido. See Details
Crystal Bridges Trails and Grounds BringFido to experience the trails and grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The museum is situated on 120 acres of native Ozark forest which include natural springs, streams, geographical features, and a host of native plants and animals. Their dedicated Trails and Grounds team are committed to the use of native plants in the landscape, and work year-round to keep the grounds beautiful and healthy for all to enjoy. More than 4 miles of trails wind through the museum’s 120-acre site, providing guests with access to the beautiful Ozark landscape. Designed to spark the imagination, the trails help guests form connections to the land and its history, as well as enjoy outdoor artworks. Leashed pets are welcome on the museum trails and grounds, but are not permitted inside the building, or on Walker Landing. See Details
Natural Bridge Arkansas Hidden away in the scenic beauty of the Ozarks, this 100-ft. sandstone formation was millions of years in the making. The stone archway was actually used as a bridge during pioneer days. This is a great place to stop on a road trip. Plenty of area for Fido to stretch his legs and a few picnic tables to enjoy a meal! Open mid-March through mid-November. See Details
Devil's Den State Park With caves, bluffs, unique rock formations, and forests to explore along miles and miles of trails, you and Fido can spend a day or more in this beautiful park nestled in West Fork in the Ozark Mountains. Dogs must be leashed at all times while visiting the pet-friendly Devil's Den State Park. See Details
McArthur Bark Park McArthur Bark Park is a fenced dog park located within McArthur Park in Little Rock, AR. The dog park occupies a two acre parcel in the southeast corner of MacArthur Park (across from the Bowen Law School), and provides over sixty parking spaces with LED lighting. It also includes a five foot chain link perimeter fence, “double gate” entrances with prominent rules signage, separate area for small dogs (less than 30 pounds), pet waste disposal stations, and watering stations. See Details
Eureka Springs Bark Park About an acre of shaded park, split between a large dog area and small dog area. The park also features fencing, waste stations, benches, kiosk and fountain. The Eureka Springs Bark Park is located in Harmon Park at the corner of Grand Ave & Polk St. See Details
Bark Bar BringFido to Bark Bar to romp in its off-leash play area. Bark Bar is Arkansas' first indoor/outdoor dog play area and bar. While your pooch plays, grab a drink, whether it be a coffee, local brew or creative cocktail. Treat your canine companion to a Spaniel Sundae, a plate of Mini Carrots, or a Dog's Dog with a Doggie Ale to wash it all down. A small selection of human food is served as well. All pets must have a single day pass, a monthly membership, or an annual membership to enter the premises. Dog owners should head to Bark Bar's website to read its list of rules and regulations carefully before purchasing a pass. See Details