Dog Friendly Activities in Wisconsin

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Wisconsin, 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 Kaukauna Dog Park
Kaukauna Dog Park The City of Kaukauna won an award from the State of Wisconsin Recreation Association for this dog park. The 13-acre dog park contains three areas which are all grass-covered. There is a fenced in small dog area, a very large fenced in area for all dogs, and a fenced in pond where dogs can swim. There is also a walking trail around the perimeter of the pond which includes two bridges built by local Boy Scouts. The park is well-lit after dark & there are soda machines available for thirsty dog owners. The Kaukauna Dog Park is open daily from dawn until 11pm and is free to the public. See Details
Pet Friendly Harrington Beach State Park
Harrington Beach State Park Harrington Beach State Park is located along the shore of Lake Michigan in Ozaukee County. The park encompasses about 702 acres, including one mile of wide, sandy beach, a scenic 25-acre quarry lake, an 80-acre white cedar lowland forest, and a 300-acre upland area affording a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and excellent birdwatching opportunities. There is a one-half mile interpretive nature trail, a hiking trail around Quarry Lake, a historical trail highlighting the history of the Stonehaven mining community once located in the park, and about two miles of cross country ski trails. Leashed dogs are allowed in a designated picnic area and at a designated beach. See Details
Granville Dog Park This huge off-leash dog park includes hills, woods, and grassy areas, as well as a creek and walking trails along the river. Dogs must be licensed and have proof of current rabies vaccination as well as a Dog Exercise Area permit tag attached to collar. See Details
Johnson Dog Park This huge 28-acre off-leash dog park includes wooded areas and fields, a river, and loads of other attractions for your pet to enjoy. See Details
Mitchell Park Off Leash Dog Park This lovely off-leash dog park has plenty of green gas, walking trails, shade trees, and access to a creek to splash in. See Details
Big Foot Beach State Park Your pet is welcome to join you at Big Foot Beach State Park, which features trails, a dog-friendly shore area, and plenty of boats to watch. Fido can explore five miles of hiking trails, a designated pet picnic area, and the dog-friendly beach area. The dog-friendly beach area is located at the far north of the shore. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than eight feet and are not allowed in general picnic areas, in buildings, in the beach area marked by the swimming line or on groomed ski trails. Big Foot Beach is open year-round from 6am to 11pm. Admission information can be found on Big Foot Beach State Park's official website. See Details
Mazo Beach *Currently closed to the public.* Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this lakeside beach. It is no longer a nude beach, but is still popular with canoeists. See Details
Whitefish Dunes State Park Whitefish Dunes State Park welcomes leashed pets to enjoy a section of the beach with their humans. Pets are not allowed on the section of beach from the nature center to the third beach access from April 1 to November 1. The pet beach access is about a 0.75-mile walk from the parking lot. To reach this area, walk your pet from the parking area down the Red trail and then onto the beach. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet at all times. A state park vehicle admission sticker is required for entrance to the park. See Details
Token Creek Park Pet Exercise Area Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park near Highway 51 and Token Creek Lane. Please note permits are required for park use. See Details
Point Beach State Forest The dog beach at Point Beach is fabulous! You have dog beach parking, clean up bags, a bathroom & water nearby, lots of space & clear Lake Michigan water. There have been years where this beach gets "fishy" but 90% of the time it is clean & clear. We drive an hour to get here because it is my puppy's favorite spot. See Details
Badger Prairie Dog Park This 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park is known for being clean and well-maintained. Includes an agility area with two jumps and a tunnel. Please note permits are required for park use. See Details
Paw Print Park at Prairie Knoll Park Fully fenced and double-gated 17-acre dog park with separate section for small dogs (under 25 lbs). Daily fee payable on site. Annual permits available from Janesville Leisure Services with proof of rabies vaccination/local municipality dog license. There is also water service with a hose to wash paws/ fill a dog dish and a fountain for persons to drink from. See Details
Dance with Clay - Heart of Madison 'Dance with Clay - Heart of Madison' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Lejia. With prior approval, your well-behaved pooch can sit beside you at this workshop where you will learn to make a pottery bowl. Your host will first demonstrate the process and then you will have a chance to replicate the creation on your own. Although you won't be able to keep what you make, you will be given a ceramic mug souvenir. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 7 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No prior requirements, come with an open mind and be ready to get dirty. Rates start at $45 per person. See Details
Estabrook Park Dog Exercise Area Estabrook Park Dog Exercise Area provides a space for Milwaukee area dogs and dog owners to enjoy some off leash play. There is a general area for all dogs along with a separate area for small dogs. This permit-based area requires either a daily or annual pass for admission. Dogs visiting the park are required to display current license, proof of rabies vaccination, and Dog Exercise Area permit on collar. See Details
Viking Dog Park Your pet will go wild for this fenced off-leash dog park, which includes a dock and beach where your pet can go for a dip, as well as paths and picnic tables. See Details
T.J. Maxx T.J. Maxx is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they shop for high-end designer women's and men's clothing, handbags, accessories and more. T.J. Maxx in Westgate Mall is open Sunday from 11:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 9:30pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:30am to 10:00pm. See Details
Blain's Farm & Fleet Unfortunately, dogs are no longer allowed at this location. Blain's Farm & Fleet in Madison is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 9pm, Saturday from 7am to 8pm and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Auto service hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm, Saturday from 7am to 6pm, and Sunday from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Terri Tinsley Dog Park The Jefferson County Dog Park is located on Highway 26 between Jefferson and Johnson Creek. The entire park is 109 acres in size. The first phase, 23 acre Terri Tinsley Dog Exercise Area, opened on the site in November of 2003. A major expansion to the dog park was completed in 2009. 36 acres of fenced ground was added to the original 23 acres. The expanded park contains two large dog areas as well as two small dog areas. See Details
Stigler Nature Preserve This preserve has a small trail (about 1 mile long) looping through the trees that is perfect for dogs to explore. There is a clearing of high grass about halfway through, but the remainder of the trail winds through the woods. See Details
Wi Old Fashioned Cocktail Class 'Wi Old Fashioned Cocktail Class' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Leah, Angela and Andrea. Learn the steps to make the perfect traditional WI Old Fashioned including some history about this local libation. Dogs are welcome if they can be quiet during class time. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
West Bend Dog Park 10 acres completely fenced in for your dog to roam off-leash. See Details
Prairie Moraine Park Prairie Moraine Park is often called the best dog park in Dane County, Wisconsin. There are many paths available, so you can go a different route each trip and there is plenty of space to run. Disposal bags, benches, and picnic tables available for humans. Dogs will love the grassy meadows with big hills, prairie grass, and beautiful wild flowers (in season). The entrance to Prairie Moraine is reached by taking US Highway 18/151 to County Highway PB; the entrance is two miles south on County Highway PB. Badger Prairie is located just a few miles from this park. See Details
Fox Brook Park This beautiful Brookfield park serves as a wetlands preserve. Bring your leashed pet for a stroll on the perimeter trail, and try to catch sight of some wildlife. See Details
Four Seasons Nature Preserve This is a lovely walk up and down hills through a Wisconsin preserve that includes wetlands. Dogs are welcome on leash, and there is also a designated dog run area. See Details