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 The Atchafalaya Experience
The Atchafalaya Experience The Atchafalaya Experience in Breaux Bridge, LA, is pet-friendly. The tour lasts for three hours and visitors have an opportunity to see 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, but larger dogs may be allowed at the discretion of the tour operator. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Tours meet at the Welcome Center. See Details
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
Haunted History Tours Haunted History Tours is is a sightseeing agency in New Orleans, LA offering a variety of daily and nightly dog-friendly tours. Their range of 2-hour walking tours will leave you truly spellbound and Fido is welcome to come along for the ghostly adventure. See Details
Woldenberg Riverfront Park Woldenberg Riverfront Park in New Orleans, LA is pet friendly. Walk your dog next to the mighty Mississippi River at beautiful 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. See Details
The French Quarter The historic French Quarter, located in the heart of New Orleans, LA, 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 in Mandeville, LA 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 including a 4.8-mile hiking trail which you can explore with your leashed dog. For a shorter walk, the nature trail is beautiful and bordered on three sides by Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Cane, and Bayou Castine. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. See Details
Miel Brewery and Taproom Miel Brewery and Taproom is a pet-friendly brewery in the vibrant city of New Orleans, LA. Their mission is to provide patrons with fresh beer made by using as many local ingredients as possible. Fido is welcome to enjoy a delicious treat in the taproom or join you on the outside patio where water bowls are available. Miel Brewery offer a range of beers on tap, including hoppy IPAs, pilsner, saison, cream ale, and stout. Hungry patrons can pick up grub from local pop-ups that are on site daily. See Details
John Slidell Park John Slidell Park is a beautiful dog-friendly open area to walk Fido in Slidell, LA. The park has a 1.5 mile paved trail which is shaded. There are also ball fields and a picnic pavilion. Dogs must be leashed at John Slidell Park and are not permitted in the playground. See Details
Raising Cane's Dog Park at Kiroli Park Your pup will love playing off leash with his four-legged friends at Raising Cane's Dog Park, located at at Kiroli Park in West Monroe, LA. The park has separate play areas for small and large dogs, and both sections feature a pavilion and beautiful waterfall/pond for pups to splash in. See Details
NOLA Ghosts Bring your paranormal-loving pooch on a haunted pet-friendly tour of the historic French Quarter with NOLA Ghosts. Leashed dogs are welcome on tours which wind through haunted streets and past infamous locations in New Orleans, LA, such as the LaLaurie Mansion. Tours are 1 hour long and you can expect to walk about a mile with your four-legged friend and other ghost-seekers. Admission must be purchased online, in advance. See Details
Camellia City Bark Park Bring Fido to play and meet four-legged friends at Camellia City Bark Park inside Fritchie Park in Slidell, LA. The recreation space features separate areas for small and large dogs, play pools, large shade trees, bench seating, and agility obstacles. 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
Chicot State Park Dogs are welcome at Chicot State Park, a 6,400-acre pet-friendly recreation area in Ville Platte, LA. Visitors can explore this vast park on a hike across the 20-mile trail which leads to primitive campsites, through woodlands, and to overlooks of Chicot Lake. You can bring Fido with you to the trail on a leash under six feet, as long as you clean up any mess that they leave behind. See Details
Chemin-A-Haut State Park Bring Fido to admire unspoiled beauty at dog-friendly Chemin-A-Haut State Park in Bastrop, LA. The park is located on a high bluff that overlooks Bayou Bartholomew, the longest Bayou in the world, and a route once used by Native Americans. You and Fido can hop on the Bobcat Trail and check out the area surrounding the water. See Details
Metairie Cemetery Metairie Cemetery is pet-friendly and one of the only cemeteries in New Orleans, LA, which allows dogs. Metairie Cemetery contains 9,000 tombs dating back to the 1800s and encompasses 127 acres which hold the graves of nine governors, 12 New Orleans mayors and six state Supreme Court justices. Leashed dogs are permitted on the cemetery grounds but must be cleaned up after. See Details
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens in Baton Rouge, LA is dog 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 5 miles of walking trails that wind around beautiful botanical gardens and an arboretum. See Details
Kerry Stamey / Comite Bike Trail Bring your leashed dog and venture down the Comite River Bike Trail, a 5-mile scenic route which runs along the banks of the Comite River and Cypress Bayou in Baton Rouge, LA. The trail is hilly with some steep terrain and is closed in wet conditions. Please keep Fido leashed. See Details
Cabela's Fido is welcome to join you for an outing to pet-friendly outdoor retailer Cabela's, located in Gonzales, LA. Dogs are welcome inside so stock up on everything you need for camping, fishing, hunting, meat processing, shooting and other outdoor pursuits. See Details
City Park City Park is a 1,300-acre dog-friendly park in the heart of New Orleans, LA, allowing leashed pets. Walk Fido through the park and check out great attractions such as the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, The Singing Oak, Storyland (a fairytale theme park for kids), Labyrinth in City Park, and the Festival Grounds Workout Pod. See Details
Ghost City Tours Ghost City Tours is a dog-friendly tour operator in New Orleans, LA. 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