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Ohio State Park Dog Information

Ohio State Parks Division

Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources

2045 Morse Road, Building C

Columbus, OH 43229-6693

(614) 265-6561

Ohio State Park Pet Policy



We Welcome Your Pets

Pets are permitted in most day use areas, with the exception of swimming beaches, and must be on a leash

Pets are not permitted on swimming beaches

Camping -- Pets are allowed in all 56 of our campgrounds in designated areas or sites,  maximum 2 pets per site

* Pets must be on a leash at all times

* Parks do not provide horses for equestrian camping


Cottages -- Pets are welcome in select cottages at the following state parks

* Burr Oak
* Cowan Lake
* Dillon
* Hueston Woods
* Lake Hope
* Maumee Bay
* Pike Lake
* Punderson
* Pymatuning
* Salt Fork
* Shawnee

Lodges -- The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake and Burr Oak State Park Lodge & Conference Center both offer a number of pet-friendly rooms.


Getaway Rentals -- Pets are not permitted in getaway rental units


Dog Parks and Swim Areas

Dogs are invited to come out and play at fenced dog parks with dog swim areas at the following parks:

Alum Creek
Grand Lake St. Marys
Mosquito Lake
Portage Lakes
Salt Fork

Lake access for dogs is offered at the following parks:

A.W. Marion
Deer Creek
Harrison Lake
Hueston Woods
Lake Alma

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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