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 Off-Leash Dog Park at Lake Wilson Park
Off-Leash Dog Park at Lake Wilson Park Lake Wilson Park features a clean, off-leash dog area with both sunny and shady places to play. The park itself is approximately 320 acres of land with 28 acres of water. Park users can experience boating, fishing, nature watching, picnicking and hiking. The nature trail runs almost entirely through the woods with views of the lake and ancient rock formations. There are also lots of beautiful wildflowers in the spring! See Details
Pet Friendly Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests The Ozark National Forest is a 1.2 million-acre forest located in the Ozark Mountains of western Arkansas. The St. Francis National Forest is just over 22,000 acres in eastern Arkansas, making it one of the smallest national forests in the country. Both parks offer an assortment of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, swimming, fishing and scenic drives. Dogs are allowed in both parks, but should remain on leashes while in the campground areas. See Details
Paws Park at Murray Paws Park at Murray Park is an off-leash dog park that offers a larger area for dogs over 30 lbs and one for dogs under 30 lbs. This is a great environment for you and your dog to come and play. There are tubs that your dog may swim in, benches that you may rest on, tennis balls, tables to sit at, and other random toys for your dog to enjoy. The park is almost completely shaded. See Details
Hot Springs Bark Park BringFido to the first off-leash dog park in the area. This facility 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
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. See Details
Fort Smith Dog Park Your pet will love to make friends and play at this fenced, off-leash dog park with a pond, water stations, and benches for owners to relax on. See Details
Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat The 250-passenger Belle has sailed beautiful Lake Hamilton since 1984 and continues to entertain visitors to Hot Springs National Park on a daily basis. Enjoy its 15 mile cruises for sightseeing, lunch or the most popular cruise, the sunset dinner/dance cruise. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor decks only and must be leashed and in the owner's care at all times. 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
Bark Park The Bentonville Bark Park is a 1.3 acre off-leash recreation area for dogs and dog lovers, just west of the North Bentonville Trail. The primary purpose is to provide exercise and socialization opportunities for four-legged friends while promoting responsible dog ownership through events and programs. The fenced in area includes separate sections for large dogs, small dogs, and an agility course. See Details
Burns Park Dog Park Burns Park Dog Park is located within the 1,700 acres of Arkansas’s largest urban municipal park. Burns Park also features a two 18-hole disc golf courses, a baseball complex, a softball complex, playgrounds and camping, a covered bridge, trails with access to the Arkansas River Trail, and much more. See Details
Garvan Woodland Gardens Just as the name indicates, you'll find 210-acres of woodland gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens. 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. See Details
Gulley Park This 27-acre park includes several natural features such as trees, Niokaska Creek, open fields, and a pond. There is also a paved and lighted 1.5-mile trail that circles the park. Dogs are welcome on-leash in this safe, clean, beautiful park. A great place for a sunny walk or to relax in the shade. 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
Pine Mountain Pine Mountain Village is an open-air Victorian-style shopping district located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. You can stroll through the park-like setting with Fido in tow. Just keep your dog on a leash and be sure to clean up after your four-legged friend. Parking is free and there are numerous events throughout the year. 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
Benton Dog Park Benton Dog Park features a separate fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. Each area provides play equipment, benches, and a water fountain. There are restrooms nearby. 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
Pinnacle Mountain State Park Pinnacle Mountain State Park is a day-use park offers a variety of outdoor adventure on the Big and Little Maumelle Rivers, in the Arkansas Arboretum, and along over 15 miles of trails including 7 miles of challenging mountain bike trails. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Pat Dodson 4 Paws Dog Park Pat Dodson 4 Paws Dog Park Dog Park welcomes dogs off-leash, and also has lovely trees for shade. Located directly across from Maumelle Animal Services. See Details
McArthur Bark Park McArthur Bark Park is a fenced dog park located within McArthur Park. 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
Hot Springs Creek Greenway The Hot Springs Creek Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Hot Springs National Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hot Springs Creek Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Conway's PetSafe Dog Park Conway's PetSafe Dog Park is a large fenced-in park with separate areas for small and big dogs. Located behind the Don Owen Sports Complex. See Details
Eureka Rock Star Photo Shoot 'Eureka Rock Star Photo Shoot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Susane. Contact host prior to booking for advanced approval on bringing Fido. You and your pooch will be guided along the streets of Eureka Springs as your host takes photos of you along the way. Your host will take photos of you walking the narrow streets, posing and candid moments. Eureka is a walking town with curvy, hilly streets. Be prepared to walk up and down some stairs and hills. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 14 and up. Rates start at $140 per person. 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, Crater of Diamonds 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, the pet 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