Pet Friendly Campgrounds

So you want to hit the great outdoors with your pets. Great Idea! Don't worry that they will look at you like you're out of your supposedly superior mind. After all, why should they give up a comfy sofa to swelter in a tent with two kids and a belligerent horse fly? In the end, though, it'll be worth it. There's a powerful bonding experience that takes place when you both suffer together, so take'em along! When camping with your pet, there are some basic rules you should follow:

  • ALWAYS call in advance before going. Requirements change all the time.
  • Almost all campgrounds--private or public--that accept pets, require them to be on a 6-foot leash. Many will not permit the animal to sleep outdoors, but require a crate, or for it to be in the tent.
  • Always clean up after your animal. Even though you're outside, somebody's going to be walking where you did so treat it like your own property.
  • Even if leashed, your pet should never be unattended. There's always the possibility of an unpleasant encounter with other animals and/or travelers.
  • Find out about the hazardous plant life in the area, including poisonous plants and those, like cactus and poison ivy, that can physically hurt your pet.
  • Vigilantly check your pet for ticks, foot injuries, or dehydration. Give them fresh drinking water, and don't let them drink from questionable sources found in the wilderness.
  • Bring them to the veterinarian when you get home to make sure they're as healthy as when you left.

Some of our favorites...

Santa Margarita KOA

4765 Santa Margarita Lake Road,
Santa Margarita, CA
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Santa Margarita KOA is a year around campgrounds with RV, Tent, and Cabins available. Pet friendly camping. The offer a pool, fishing and tons of activities.

Visalia Sequoia Nation Park KOA

7480 Avenue 308,
Visalia, CA
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This campground is in the Sequoia National Park and is open year around with great scenic views that welcomes your pet too.

Yosemite West Mariposa KOA

6323 Highway 140,
Midpines, CA
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Camping March 15th to October 15th of each year. Great lodge with gift shop and all the things you may need while camping. Large outdoor pool. Pets welcome at this campground.

West omaha NE Lincoln KOA

14601 Highway 6,
Gretna, NE
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West Omaha NE Lincoln KOA Campground with family fun including the dog. Check out our site to see all the fun activities and events at the campgrounds.

Wellington KOA

100 South KOA Drive,
Wellington, KS
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Wellington KOA in KS is waiting for you to bring your pet and enjoy the sun shine, open year around. Hiking, fishing and general out door fun. Bring the family and your pet and stay in our cabins, bring your RV or your tent.

Salina KOA

1109 West Diamond Drive,
Salina, KS
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Pet Friendly campgrounds in Salina. This KOA is between St Louis and Denver. Fish the private pond, swim in the pool or just take a relaxing walk with your dog.

Chicago Northwest KOA

8404 South Union Road,
Union, IL
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Chicago Northwest KOA in Union IL is a pet friendly campgrounds. Donley's Wild West Town next door, visit the Illinois Railway museum, see Santa's Village Azoosment Park, visit Six Flags Great America, cool off at Magic Waters near Rockford or in our own crystal clear pool.

Albion River Campground and Flats

34500 N. Highway 1,
Albion, CA
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Albion River Campground & Flats is pet friendly with a ton of thing for you and your dog to enjoy outdoors.

Lebanon Bennett Spring KOA

3654 Hwy 64,
Lebanon, MO
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Lebanon Bennet Spring KOA campgrounds for your year around pleasure. Bring you dog and spend sometime outside. Everything from Cabins to tent sites and even a dog park!

Green River KOA

235 South 1780 East,
Green River, UT
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Come meet Harley are canine host, and bring your pet for him to meet too. A great get away that is open all year around.