Department of Natural Resources - Camping - Animals in campgrounds.


Published: 2021-07-29

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Blind or deaf persons may bring or keep guide or other dogs, especially trained for the purpose of aiding any such person into campgrounds administered by the division. Horseback riders may bring or keep horses in areas designated as horse campgrounds. Persons may bring or keep domestic cats and dogs to campgrounds administered by the division subject to rule 1501:3-2-18 of the Administrative Code and the following restrictions:

(A) No person who is the handler or owner of a domestic animal shall fail to clean up and place in a rubbish receptacle any excrement left by their pet in the campground.

(B) No person shall wash any animal at a water hydrant, water pump or lake.

(C) No person shall bring any domestic animal other than a trained service animal into any enclosed state owned structure in the campground.

(D) No person shall bring a domestic dog or cat into the campground unless the person has proof of current rabies inoculation for the animal and a collar or tag bearing the owner's name and address is attached to the animal.

(E) A domestic animal may be staked on the owner's or handler's campsite provided that the animal is staked in such a manner that it does not infringe on a neighboring campsite or interfere with or menace passersby. Dogs must be leashed and under control while in the campgrounds.

Last updated July 29, 2021 at 9:51 AM