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Mount Rainier National Park Dog & Pet Policy

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Pets are welcome at Mount Rainier, but they and their owners must practice the following:

    * At all times, pets must be on a leash not more than 6 feet in length or in a cage.

    * At all times, pets must be with and under the control of their owners.

    * Owners must pick up and dispose of all fecal matter.

At Mount Rainier, pets are NOT allowed in the following areas (service animals excepted):

    * On trails (The Pacific Crest Trail is the one exception to this rule. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are permitted on the Pacific Crest Trail.)

    * In wilderness and/or off-trail areas

    * Inside buildings

    * In amphitheaters

    * On snow

Where are pets permitted at Mount Rainier?

Pets are permitted in parking lots, campgrounds, and on paved roads. While in these areas, pets must, at all times, be leashed or crated and with their owners.

For the safety of your pet and the benefit of park wildlife and other visitors, never leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or in the campground.

Mount Rainier National Park does not have kennel facilities.

For more information on
dog friendly stops visit our
Journey Guide Map for Dogs

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Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy only. The governing agency may have updated policies not reflected by information provided here. We recommend you verify current pet policies with the relevant governing agency prior to your visit. strives to ensure correct information is provided. Please notify us at if you have updated information.

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