Fido's Favorite Campgrounds

Posted by Lauren Barker

If you and your dog share a love for the outdoors, camping can be one of the most enjoyable activities you do together. Whether you prefer to ruff it in a tent, cozy up in a camper, or relax in a cabin or yurt, we’re here to help you find the ultimate camping experience for you and your faithful companion. BringFido lists over 4,300 pet-friendly campgrounds and RV parks in the U.S. and Canada, but we think this selection will really get your dog’s tail wagging!

Waggin’ Tail Ranch RV Resort

Pilot Point, TX
Tails will be wagging in the dog parks! Photo by Waggin' Tail Ranch RV Resort

It’s hard to imagine a better vacation with Fido than a camping trip to Waggin’ Tail Ranch RV Resort, just north of Dallas. Each RV site is fully fenced, so your four-legged family member can relax by your side leash free while you gather around the picnic table for breakfast or spend an evening stargazing. With two size-specific fenced dog parks, pups can play with other furry campers on their own level and show off their talents on agility equipment, then make a splash in the dog pond. You’ll be able to clean up at the grooming area before enjoying dinner with your pooch and his new friends at the community pavilion. After dinner, kick back at the covered “paws and swing” area, or let Fido join you for a game of cornhole, washers or Connect Four.

Located in North Texas Horse Country, Pilot Point is the “pawfect” place to escape and unwind. Pay a visit to nearby Ray Roberts Lake State Park Isle du Bois to explore over 20 miles of pet-friendly hiking trails, geocache or cast a line with your furry angler.

Friendly dogs of any size are encouraged at Waggin’ Tail Ranch RV Resort for no additional fee.

The Getaway at Emerald Glen Farm

A getaway indeed. Photo by The Getaway at Emerald Glen Farm

Give your pup an unforgettable vacation at The Getaway at Emerald Glen Farm in Morris. Fido is free to roam off leash on the property’s 120 acres of meadows, trails and forests during his visit, and he’ll enjoy getting his feet wet at one of several dog beaches along Butternut Creek. On-site amenities include water stations, a dog wash, and a practically limitless supply of toys. In the evening, you and your pup will love hanging out at The Hound Hub, a central gathering spot where you can socialize with other guests.

During your visit to the Catskills, make a stop at nearby Gilbert Lake State Park and spend time exploring some of the 12 miles of pet-friendly trails.

Emerald Glen Getaway offers a variety of lodging options including creekside tents furnished with a futon and camping chairs, cottages and cabins with electricity and air-conditioned RVs. Pets are permitted for no additional fee.

Four Paws Kingdom Campground

Rutherfordton, NC
On top of the world, er, wheel. Photo by

If the name alone isn’t enough to spark his interest, the list of dog amenities is sure to make Fido raise his ears and tilt his head. Four Paws Kingdom Campground in Rutherfordton is a campground dedicated solely to canines and their adult humans (two-legged guests must be 18 years or older). Dogs will love splashing in the fully fenced pond, meeting new friends in the off-leash dog parks, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains, racing on the agility course, or having a spa day in the self-service grooming salon. Some sites even have fenced yards, allowing you to rest with your pup at your campsite. And you won’t want to miss their events throughout the year! This drool-worthy spot is less than an hour from Asheville, NC, one of the most pet-friendly cities in the U.S., and the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, so you and your pup will have endless opportunities for adventure together.

Four Paws Kingdom Campground welcomes up to four dogs at each site, depending on their size, for no additional fee. Bring your own RV or stay in one of Four Paws’ rental RVs, cabins or yurts. Additional pups are welcome for a fee of $4 per dog, per night.

Camp Margaritaville

It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Photo by Camp Margaritaville

Waste away with Fido at Camp Margaritaville in central Florida. This tropical-themed paradise offers loads of fun for canine campers. RV sites include artificial turf grass for pup paws and patios for sunbathing. Your pooch will be happy to find four Barkaritaville dog parks, bone-shaped benches for humans, water fountains and an agility course. Swing by the Cabana Club Market to purchase pet supplies or put a quarter in the gumball machine and fill a cup with yummy dog treats. At the end of the day, you can clean up your canine at one of the two Barkaritaville Pet Spas, self-serve dog washing stations with all the essentials. Then after dark, gather around the community fire pit, listen to live music and grab something to eat from the food truck.

When your pup is ready to explore the area outside of camp, head to nearby Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland and stroll along beautiful trails and elevated boardwalks through a natural oasis.

Three pets of any size are permitted at Camp Margaritaville RV sites for no additional fee.

Lake George RV Park

Lake George, NY
Two acres of off-leash recreation couldn’t be more exciting! Photo by @the_b_bullys

Lake George RV Park is home to Charlie’s Dog Park, a two-acre fenced run with divided sections for small and large dogs. Your pooch will be dog-tired after a day of romping with pals on the large synthetic turf play area, splashing in the fire hydrant spray fountain, or accompanying you off leash on the shaded walking trails. He can also practice hoop jumping and other tricks on the 15-event agility course. Within the park, there are waste stations, dog water fountains and even a treat vending machine where you can purchase snacks, bones and toys. Charlie’s Dog Park is open from dawn to dusk, but you’ll want to allow time at the end of the day for a bath and groom at the indoor dog wash station.

If you want to see more of Lake George, take a one-hour historic sightseeing cruise with Lake George Waterfront Cruises, or let Fido get his paws wet at Lake George Dog Beach.

Four-legged guests are welcome at Lake George RV Park for no additional fee. Six pets are allowed if you bring your own RV, and two pets are welcome if you rent one of the park’s pet-friendly RVs.

Rovers RV Park

Waldport, OR
It’s a dog’s paradise at Rovers RV Park. Photo by

The Oregon coast is lined with some of our favorite dog-friendly places and experiences, so it’s no surprise to find a campground aptly named Rovers RV Park located in the town of Waldport. The campground was named to emphasize the outstanding service provided to canine guests. Dogs can explore off leash on two acres of wetlands, and small pups have their own fenced park to play in. Guests and their pets can fish or kayak from the dock, and Fido can doggy paddle in the river. The area sees mild temperatures and sunny skies year-round, a perfect environment for furry explorers, and the campground proudly boasts its beautiful sunsets which you can enjoy with your pooch from your campsite each night. Before you call it a day, gather around the community campfire to make new two- and four-legged friends.

For more water fun, visit nearby Agate Beach State Recreation Site, where your pooch can help dig for razor clams or play a game of fetch in the waves.

Rover’s RV Park offers long-term (30+ days) stays only. Dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee.

Fox Hill RV Park and Campground

Baraboo, WI
Pond puppies welcome! Photo by Fox Hill RV Park & Campground

With three enclosed dog parks, Fox Hill RV Park and Campground already sounds like one of the most pet-friendly campgrounds in the country, but this Wisconsin Dells getaway goes above and beyond. Once he’s made his rounds at the dog parks, take Fido to explore three miles of nature trails on the property or go for a hike together at nearby Devil’s Lake State Park. Afterward, your pup can cool off with a dip in the campground’s dog pond. When hunger strikes, he can join you for an afternoon treat at The Fox Den snack bar. After all that fun, clean your canine in one of two dog wash stations, then relax in one of the many hammocks scattered throughout the campground, or catch a movie on the big screen by the community campfire.

If you want to see more of this beautiful area of Wisconsin, make time for a pet-friendly cruise with Dells Boat Tours or bring Fido along for a horse-drawn carriage ride with Lost Canyon Tours.

Pets of any size are welcome at Fox Hill RV Park and Campground for no additional fee.

Wakeda Campground

Hampton Falls, NH
It’s a pawty at this campground! Photo by

Wakeda Campground is a wonderland of towering pines along the New Hampshire coast. This secluded destination just an hour north of Boston welcomes both dogs and their human families for an escape to the quiet wilderness. The on-site Mike Hambleton Memorial Dog Park is a highlight for furry campers. Fido can tackle an agility course, enjoy the fire hydrant and water fountain, and park his human on a bench while he plays.

Enjoy an afternoon just down the road at Applecrest Farm Orchards, a pet-friendly apple orchard with a cafe and store, and swing by Smuttynose Brewing Company for a cold craft brew before heading back to camp.

Wakeda Campground welcomes three pets of any size at tent sites or in RVs and pet-friendly cabins for no additional fee.

Andersen’s Oceanside RV Park & Cottages

Long Beach, WA
"I really dig this." Photo by Andersen’s Oceanside RV Park & Cottages

Camp at Andersen’s Oceanside RV Park & Cottages in Long Beach, WA, and you’ll not only be doing Fido a favor, but you’ll also be helping pets at the local no-kill animal shelter through the park’s “Dollars for Doggies” pet fee. Of course, your own pup will love receiving treats upon arrival, and he’ll have a ball in the large, off-leash dog park. Fido is also permitted on miles of pet-friendly trails around the campground, including the nearby Discovery Trail, first blazed by Lewis and Clark, and he can play in the sand and surf of Long Beach. After a busy day, get your pooch cleaned up in the hot outdoor shower before relaxing to sunset views over the Pacific Ocean. The RV park just asks that “dogs have owners leashed” when not in the dog park.

Venture two miles down the coast for a round of golf with Fido at Peninsula Golf Course. While you’re there, grab lunch on the patio of the onsite Cove Restaurant and order your pup something from the "Doggietizer" dog menu.

Three dogs of any size are permitted at Andersen’s Oceanside RV Park & Cottages for an additional fee of $5 per dog, per stay.

Normandy Farms

Foxboro, MA
"I think you're pawsome." Photo by Normandy Farms

Experience the beauty of New England at Normandy Farms Campground, a luxury camping experience created for humans and dogs alike. Fido will have a ball in the 1.5-acre Freedom Tail Park, a fully fenced area with agility equipment, dog wash and drinking fountains. There’s even a separate area for smaller pups to play safely. When it’s time for the kids to splash in the pool, turn tricks in the bike park or, if you’re planning a family round of disc golf, drop your pooch off at the park’s Canine Coops. Here, he can rest up in a safe, enclosed custom kennel which includes a roof, dog house and water spigot. If he prefers human companionship, you can even make a reservation for a campground employee to take him for a walk.

With so many activities in the park, there’s no need to leave, but you may want to take your furry hiking buddy on some of the 23 miles of trails at neighboring F. Gilbert Hills State Forest.

Pets are permitted in your own RV for free at Normandy Farms Campground, and two pets of any size are allowed in select campground rentals for an additional fee. There are also additional fees for kennel and walking services.

Kampgrounds of America (KOAs)

Make new friends at Kamp K9. Photo by @bunkingwiththeborgens

Kampgrounds of America is a “pawsome” choice anytime you’re looking for a pet-friendly campground in the U.S. KOAs welcome dogs at most tent and RV sites and in some cabins, yurts and other unique accommodations at their more than 500 locations across North America. The majority of sites have Kamp K9 dog parks where your pup can stretch her legs and meet other canine campers. Other features at select locations include pet waste stations, fresh water and separate areas for large and small dogs.

Pets always stay at KOAs for no additional fee.

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