Red Top Mountain State Park Cabin

Red Top Mountain State Park

Stay in these Cozy Cabins with Your Dog at Georgia State Parks

 
All Georgia State Park campsites and select cabins are dog-friendly, so you’ll find plenty of places to explore with your leashed friend. Your #ExploreGeorgiaPup's tail will be wagging in overdrive when you take him with you to Georgia’s State Parks.
 
He’ll discover acres of new sights and sounds, plus miles of new smells. Dogs that enjoy long walks can join the park system’s Tails on Trails Club for a chance to earn their members-only bandana.
Black Rock Mountain State Park in Clayton, Georgia

Black Rock Mountain State Park, Clayton

Georgia’s highest state park, Black Rock Mountain State Park, offers exceptional mountain scenery and great leaf-watching during autumn. Dogs are welcome in cottages #5 and #10, both with gas fireplaces and open porches. A wooded campground is open to pets, as well. The short lake loop is perfect for older dogs or those with little legs, while the 2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Loop is a good choice for more energetic pups.

Crooked River State Park in St. Marys, Georgia

Crooked River State Park, St. Marys

Sniff out fiddler crabs and other marsh creatures when you visit Crooked River State Park in southeast Georgia. Put Max in a canine life vest and rent a boat to explore tidal Crooked River. Four cottages are pet-friendly, all with screened porches and pretty views. The park’s campground welcomes pets and is shaded by trees draped in Spanish moss. Because alligators live in this part of Georgia, pay attention to wildlife signage near ponds.

F. D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Photo Credit: @modalt via Flickr

F. D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain

During the summer, don matching leis for you and your dog and head to F. D. Roosevelt State Park’s annual end-of-summer luau. Pups can swim in the spring-fed pool right before it closes for the season. Georgia’s largest state park has more than 40 miles of trails to explore, and the 3.2-mile Mountain Loop is part of the Tails on Trails Club. Stay overnight in cottages #18 and #19, which are nestled in the woods, or choose from more than 100 campsites.

* Paw-some! This is a Tails on Trails Park.

High Falls State Park in Jackson, Georgia

High Falls State Park, Jackson

This scenic escape is just off I-75 in Butts County, making it easy to reach by travelers. At High Falls State Park, rangers lead regular dog hikes along the Towaliga River to view cascading waterfalls and shoals. This 1.5-mile hike is part of the Tails on Trails Club, plus there are three more miles of trails to explore. A lake is open to private boats with a 10 horsepower limit. Your pup will enjoy the smell of campfires and cookouts in the park’s dog-friendly campground.

* Paw-some! This is a Tails on Trails Park.

Laura Walker State Park in Waycross

Laura S. Walker State Park, Waycross

Does your pup enjoy boating? Book a cabin at Laura S. Walker State Park in southeast Georgia where private boats are welcome on the lake. (Horsepower is limited during early morning and evening hours.) "Max" can stretch out on the screened porch of cabin #4 while you enjoy coffee with a lake view. These new cabins are just a short stroll from the park’s wetland boardwalk. The sunny campground is dog-friendly, as well.

Mistletoe State Park camping in Appling

Mistletoe State Park, Appling

Bring Fido, your floats and fishing rod to Mistletoe State Park on Clarks Hill Lake, the largest reservoir in Georgia. Stay overnight in the new Fisherman’s Cabin, which is both wheelchair accessible and dog-friendly. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the 93-site campground with many lakefront sites. Mistletoe is a popular spot for duck hunters in winter.

Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs. Photo Credit: @denverthewolfdog, Instagram

Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs

Just west of Atlanta, Sweetwater Creek State Park hosts regular ranger-led hikes just for dog lovers. Let Ginger explore as you walk along the beautiful creek to Civil War-era mill ruins. You’ll learn about the park’s history while Ginger makes new friends along the way. The park’s new tent-only campground is dog friendly and just steps from a fishing lake. Check GaStateParks.org regularly to see when the next hike is planned.

* Paw-some! This is a Tails on Trails Park.

More Information

There is no extra fee for pets in campgrounds, and a $45 fee per dog (maximum two) for pet-friendly cottages. For their own safety and the protection of wildlife, dogs must be leashed at all times while exploring parks. Discover more dog-friendly cabins and campgrounds at GaStateParks.org.

Published: September 2018
Written by: Kim Hatcher