The National Park Service oversees 419 parks, 61 of which are major national parks. Each year they draw in more than 330 million visitors from around the world. Many travelers want their pets to share in these bucket-list experiences, but how dog-friendly are these natural wonders?
Because certain restrictions have been put in place to protect undisturbed natural areas, wildlife, other visitors and Fido himself, our national parks can seem a bit dog-unfriendly at first glance. Dogs are typically welcome in developed areas, some campgrounds, and on various trails, but the rules vary per park. In this blog post, we take a look at the top 10 most visited parks of 2018 according to the National Park Service and rank them on pet-friendliness. Grab your pup’s leash and let’s #findyourpark!