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Old 03-31-2015, 09:46 PM   #15
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Since dogs are not part of the native fauna, most American National Parks (everywhere, not just in the west) suggest that you leave them at home. It makes it difficult to camp with medium and large dogs, since they need lots of exercise. As suggested, most of the land surrounding National Parks is National Forest or BLM land so you can usually take them there but that requires packing them in the vehicle and driving a ways. There are some trails in some National Parks where they allow dogs, North Cascades NP in Washington (2?), Crater Lake NP (3?) in Oregon, Cuyahoga Valley NP in Ohio and the National Parks that have the Appalachian Trail running through them (Shenandoah NP, for example) allow dogs on the AT. Also, please note that if you leave your dog in your RV and it barks for more that a few minutes, you may be asked to leave. Since some dog owners allow their dogs to behave badly and do not pick up after them, I don't see the National Park Service changing their anti-dog stance now or in the future.

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Old 03-31-2015, 10:11 PM   #16
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FYI, Petrified Forest NP allows dogs on leash anywhere human visitors are allowed (except inside buildings)

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Old 04-01-2015, 05:41 AM   #17
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We in part bought our AS so our dog(s) could travel with us in retirement, although we camped prior t retirement. Last summer and fall we took our Lab with us out west. She went everyplace with us as permitted by the park we were in. Bryce accepted dogs in more areas than any other park we visited, although still restricted. If we did not leave her in the unit for our max four hours, we would alternate hiking down a path to get the views. Not ideal, but ok with us, as the other person would wait in the parking lot or go as far as we could on a paved trail.

When we leave her in the trailer we run the air on low, open and turn on a Fantastic Fan and leave. We tell the campground host or owner where we are going and how long and give them our cell number in case an issue comes up, we have done this for years and only been called one time when a storm was coming and we actually had some windows open. Our next door neighbor carefully closed them all for us.

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:09 AM   #18
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TY Paiceman. That's comforting news, and you're right on the camp host. You make an excellent point.

We had the intention of staying in UT mostly, but after this, we are leaning towards just passing thru on our way to CO, with just a couple of days in UT. I think CO will afford a better time for the three of us, and a better chance for her to go swimming every day. She's large @ 72lbs, and needs exercise, just like we all do. This is our first trip out W, and I don't want to be hampered by rules of engagement. I'm there to have fun, just like everyone else.
We just happen to enjoy 4 legged friends too. They are part of our family.

Thank you again, and I hope our paths cross. Always nice to meet fellow dog friendly folks.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:05 AM   #19
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If you want somewhere beautiful in the Sierras that's dog friendly...Mammoth Lakes, CA is very dog friendly! You can hike with your pal, and even take them on the shuttle bus that takes you to the valley and back to hike around Devil's Postpile and Rainbow Falls areas. And you can take your pal out on the water with you in canoes, kayaks, etc..
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:27 AM   #20
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We just came back from 4 months in Washington, Oregon, Ca and just touched Arizona and found a lot of the same thing.
We travel with our 3 dogs and they are part of our A/S experience so we try to do the State Park thing too.
We did find ourselves in an area where we needed to RV Park it near Oasis/Thermal Ca. and found the friendliest park yet.
They even have a large pond area where they allowed those with water loving dogs to exercise their pets. There was also a very relaxed " on leash" rule as long as the dogs were under voice control and they were picked up after.
All this on nice grass sites with concrete pads.
When we arrived I asked Ann the manager where dogs were allowed and she looked at me and said, anywhere that people are! Even in the pool area? Yes!
If you are ever west of Salton Sea and need a home base for exploring the desert,we highly recommend you check out Oasis Palms.

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Old 04-01-2015, 10:26 PM   #21
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A word of warning to those of you who plan to rely on the occasional boarding facility for your dog: some facilities refuse to board unneutered males. Our male Dobie is intact (we plan one breeding) and we were refused boarding for just a couple of nights--most inconvenient! Be sure to check with the boarding facility whether this is a problem if your critter happens to be intact.

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Old 04-01-2015, 10:47 PM   #22
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We have 2 un neutered male Samoyeds, and have never been asked, far less refused. So far.....

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Old 04-02-2015, 05:18 AM   #23
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I can relate to this problem. Tentatively planning a trip to Utah in June and found this site, they have some good info on hiking with your dog and alternative locations.

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Old 04-05-2015, 04:04 PM   #24
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Gavin, the Utah parks are starting to fill up and so I think your best bet for hiking with your dog(s) is to dry camp on BLM land. There are spur roads off Scenic Byway 12 and the Hole in the Rock road east of Escalante that are okay for Airstreams. You can park in the Escalante Petrified Forest campground for one night and then go scout the dirt roads. We would go hike up and down Spencer Flats road throughout the week and would only see the occasional horse trailer and cyclists. Your dog(s) can drop a load right next to the countless cow patties. You can pick up a BLM map in town at Outfitters or the Ranger Station at the south end of town. The ranger station also has drinking water to fill up. You'll have to pay for a dump at a Boulder RV park or the Petrified State Park CG. We missed out on Hell's Backbone road a few weeks ago due to snow but you'll probably hit it just right. Go ask Kim at the Post Office if she'll give up the local spots for dry camping. Plenty of choices!
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:15 AM   #26
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We've been to most of the NP's mentioned with our two standard poodles and never had problems adjusting to the requirements.
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At Yellowstone, dogs are welcome in campgrounds and in developed areas. Must be on a 6 foot leash. No trails or boardwalks. Even on a leash, you need to keep an eye out for coyotes -- a few dogs are taken every year. Pretty much, if you are within 100' of your vehicle, no one is going to hassle you.


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