Dog Friendly Activities in Louisiana

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Louisiana, 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 Witches Brew Tours
Witches Brew Tours Witches Brew Tours is a dog-friendly, walking ghost tour in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The tour covers four topics in one tour: ghosts, Voodoo, vampires, and witchcraft. They also offer a VIP Small Group Ghost Tour that's limited to 15 people. See Details
Pet Friendly The Atchafalaya Experience
The Atchafalaya Experience The Atchafalaya Experience in Breaux Bridge, LA, is pet-friendly. The tour lasts for three hours and features large cypress trees growing in the water of the swamp, alligators, and birds such as herons, egrets, osprey, hawks, and owls. What you see is dependent upon the season and water levels, but there is always something interesting. There is an admission cost per person but Fido tours free! There's usually a weight limit of 40lbs, although the owner does say that bigger pups are allowed if they look nice. All pups must be leashed at all times. Tours meet at the Welcome Center. See Details
Haunted History Tours Haunted History Tours in New Orleans offers a variety of daily and nightly dog-friendly tours that will leave you SPELLBOUND! Your dog is welcome to join you. See Details
Woldenberg Riverfront Park Woldenberg Riverfront Park is pet-friendly. Walk your dog next to the mighty Mississippi at beautiful Woldenberg Park. Enjoy the ships floating by and the interesting sculptures that dot the landscape near the docks. You and your pooch can enjoy a picnic on the grass or on one of the benches. Woldenberg Riverfront Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 10pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 12pm. See Details
The French Quarter The historic French Quarter, located in the heart of New Orleans, is the Crescent City's oldest neighborhood. A combination of great food, beautiful architecture and live music serve as the perfect backdrop for a great vacation with Fido. Take your dog for a stroll along the streets of the Vieux Carre, browse offerings at the market, and share a beignet with your favorite pooch. He'll thank you for it. 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
Raising Cane's Dog Park at Kiroli Park Raising Cane's Dog Park at Kiroli Park is located towards the back of the park in West Monroe. Large undulating grounds with fountains, waterfalls and benches. Water dogs can go to a pond that is closed off by a gate. The park is not far from Interstate 20. There is a small admission fee. See Details
NOLA Ghosts Bring your paranormal-loving pooch on a haunted tour of historic French Quarter with NOLA Ghosts. Leashed-dogs are welcome on tours, which wind through haunted streets containing many infamous locations, such as the LaLaurie Mansion, home of a famous murderess. NOLA Ghosts guides venture to logically explain why a place is haunted by telling stories of historic events. Tours meet and end in the French Quarter at Jackson Square, at the cathedral entrance steps. Tours are held nightly at 8pm, along with other offerings. Admission must be purchased online, in advance. NOLA Ghosts is hosted by Colonial Ghosts, LLC. See Details
Northlake Nature Center Northlake Nature Center is a dog-friendly park in Mandeville, LA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on trails that lead through forested and swampy areas. There are three trails with scenic spots along the way: Eagle Trail Loop, North Loop, and South Loop. Trails range from .75 to 1.75 miles long. The Savanna Lake Trail is accessible from the North Loop Trail. Check the calendar on their website to find dog-friendly events. See Details
Chemin-A-Haut State Park Chemin-A-Haut State Park is dog-friendly. The park is located on a high bluff that overlooks Bayou Bartholomew, the longest Bayou in the world, a natural paradise for lovers of unspoiled beauty and once a route used by Native Americans. You and Fido can hop on the Bobcat Trail and check out the area surrounding the water. The fee for entrance into the park is $3 per person. Chemin-A-Haut State Park is open Sunday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm and Friday to Saturday from 6am to 10pm. 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
Bayou Sauvage Ridge Trail Bayou Sauvage Ridge Trail is pet-friendly. It's a great way to see the swampland that Louisiana has to offer. You can enjoy all the sights of the area without getting your feet wet on the boardwalk. See Details
Kerry Stamey / Comite Bike Trail Leashed dogs are welcome on more than five miles of scenic beauty along the Comite River Bike Trail, which runs along the banks of the Comite River and Cypress Bayou in Baton Rouge, LA. The dog-friendly trail is hilly with some steep terrain. See Details
Beaullieu Park Dog Park Beaullieu Park Dog Park is pet-friendly. This dog park is fenced-in and has water, so your dog can drink or play in the water. Chill out on the bench in the middle and watch your dog have fun in the park. See Details
Cabela's Cabela's Gonzales, Louisiana Retail Store is located at the intersection of I-10 and State Highway 30. The 165,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a d?cor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats. Well mannered dogs are welcome. See Details
City Park This 1,300 acre park in the heart of New Orleans isn't a dog park, per se, but leashed pets are allowed. The park sustained considerable damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but due to dedicated restoration efforts, the park is open and ready for your visit. Check out great attractions like the Botanical Gardens, a golf driving range, tennis courts, a sculpture garden, Storyland (a fairytale theme park for kids), and a 13 acre full-service horse riding stable. See Details
Dog Park at Burbank Park Dog Park at Burbank Park in Baton Rouge, LA is pet-friendly. Fido will love playing off-leash, enjoying the climbing obstacles and splashing in the onsite pond. The park has two separate areas for large and small dogs, covered picnic tables, pet waste stations, paved paths around the enclosed areas, and ample parking. See Details
Lafreniere Bark New 5 acre dog park located on the north side of Lafreniere park. See Details
Ghost City Tours Whether you prefer a family-friendly excursion or a late-night adult-only tour, Ghost City Tours has the tour for you. Options include the Ghosts of New Orleans Tour, The New Orleans Cemetery Tour, and The Thrillers and Killers Tour. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on all tours, with the exception of the Ghost City Haunted Pub Crawl and the New Orleans Ghost Hunt Experience. Tours take approximately 90 minutes and operate seven nights a week. Tour times and departure locations vary by chosen tour. See Details
Algiers Point Canal Street Ferry The dog-friendly Algiers Point Canal Street Ferry in New Orleans, LA, brings small dogs and their owners back and forth across the Mississippi River. Dogs must travel in a carrier and the carrier must fit on the person’s lap. The ferry leaves Algiers Point every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour, and leaves Canal Street every 30 minutes at a quarter until and a quarter after the hour. It takes about 30 minutes from boarding to get to the other side. The ride is for pedestrians and bikers only and costs $2. Dogs ride for free. See Details
Raising Cane's Dog Park at New Iberia City Park New dog park in New Iberia. Separated into two sides, large dog & small dog. Surrounded by a 6 foot tall fence on about an acre of land. Beautiful spot with plenty of room for dogs to run around. Waste station and trash can as well. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Well mannered dogs are welcome inside the pet-friendly Denham Springs, LA, location of Bass Pro Shops. The Denham Springs store has won numerous awards for the architecture and design of the store. Bass Pro Shops have everything you need for your next outdoor adventure with Fido. Shop the aisles for seasonal apparel, fishing & hunting gear, boating equipment, camping supplies, outdoor accessories and much more. This family-friendly store also have an indoor pond with ducks and turtles so Fido should stay leashed while you visit. See Details
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site Pets on leashes are welcome on the beautiful grounds of this wooded historic site, which also makes a great picnic spot. See Details
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is pet-friendly. Louisiana’s subtropical climate and location near the Gulf of Mexico provides the ideal environment for varied and flourishing flora. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the nearly 5 miles of walking trails that wind around beautiful botanical gardens and an arboretum at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. The gardens can be accessed every day of the week from 8am to 5pm. See Details