RVers tend to be pet-lovers, and they especially love their dogs on the road with them. Dogs are a large part of our lives; we love them because they’re part of the family. RVing gives you the chance to show Fido or Spot beautiful scenery, too. If your pet loves to go RVing with you, has anxiety while you’re away, or you don’t want them to stay cooped up inside your RV all day, you’ll need some dog-friendly RV parks for your adventures.
Several RV parks across the country are pet-friendly and encourage you to bring Rex along, but these ten are among the best.
Garden of the Gods RV Resort in picturesque Colorado Springs makes most any list of dog-friendly campgrounds, and there’s a good reason. This park allows leashed dogs, has a bark park where your pooch can relax with other pups and has plenty of nearby trails and open space for you to explore. All with scenic Pike’s Peak and nearby Garden of the Gods looming over you.
Evergreen Park RV Resort is nestled in the heart of Ohio and is an excellent starting point to explore nearby Amish country. There are also plenty of offerings for your dog in this quiet park as well. Evergreen offers up trails and open space for you and your dog to explore. Evergreen has a dog-grooming facility on-site and is a top-rated RV park by Good Sam Club.
Both you and your pooch can enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of iconic Big Sur from Riverside Campground and Cabins. The grounds of Riverside are dog-friendly, as well as many nearby trails, beaches, and river-access points. The scenery of Big Sur offers a one-of-a-kind hike for you and your best bud.
The Lake Whippoorwill KOA in sunny central Florida has all the great amenities and features you expect from KOA and it’s an excellent spot for your dog to get some play in as well. The park contains a leash-free Kamp K9 Pet Playground where Rex can socialize with other dogs, fetch, or try his paw at the obstacle course. The playground also offers shaded tables where you can relax and watch your dog go crazy. Nearby hiking and scenic areas provide plenty of action to tire your dog out if Kamp K9 wasn’t enough.
Your dog loves sunshine too, so bring them to sunny southern California and park your ride at Escondido RV Resort. Escondido is home to a large fenced on-site dog park full of sun, shade, a water fountain for pups to drink from, and a water fountain to play in. Nearby Escondido Beach is one of the dog-friendliest beaches in Southern California.
Talk about accommodations for your four-legged friends! Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort has plenty of ways for you to pamper your pooch. The resort features a 1.5-acre dog park complete with an agility and obstacle course, drinking fountains and a dog bathing area. There’s even a separate section for dogs under 30 pounds if you’re worried about injury. If you need to leave your dog behind for any reason, Normandy Farms also has an excellent kennel facility or will take your dog out for regular bathroom breaks directly from your RV.
Four Paws Kingdom bills itself as “The First and Only Dog Dedicated Campground in the US.” This little 34-acre site nestled in the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains is a beautiful oasis for both you and your pooch. Four Paws offers training, events, rallies, as well as trails and open space for you and your dog to roam. Four Paws Kingdom has continuously qualified as a top-ranked park from the Good Sam Club.
Lake George RV Park is an all-around excellent RV park, made better by Charlie’s Bark Park, a 2-acre off-leash fun zone for your rambunctious mutts. If the bark park isn’t enough for you, you’re surrounded by beautiful upstate New York scenery including the southern Adirondacks that both you and your furry friend can enjoy.
Yes, your dog can come on your Disney vacation when you park your RV at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground — located within park boundaries. There are several designated loops that allow dogs to stay right in Mickey’s backyard. Fort Wilderness is also home to the leash-free Waggin’ Trails Park where your dog can run free. There are several other dog-friendly zones within the park, and if your dog needs particular attention, there is a kennel on site.
This is the second KOA on our list and a fantastic place for both your RV and pup. Leashed dogs are permitted in most open areas of the campground, but you can let your dog off-leash at Kamp K9. Kamp K9 is filled with agility obstacles and other fun for your dog. Nearby Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area offers several miles of trails for you and your K9 companion to explore.
Resources for Finding Dog-Friendly RV Parks and Campgrounds
There are plenty of resources available to find the best dog-friendly RV parks and campgrounds. Two favorites are BringFido.com and DogFriendly.com. These websites give you a breakdown of RV parks, campgrounds, and destinations that are dog-friendly and the amenities they offer. They go beyond what RVers are looking for, giving you options for beach getaways, events, and more.
If you’re not sure what amenities are available for your dog at a campground or RV park, give them a call and find out. Many RV parks are open to you bringing pets, but it may not be advertised. Call ahead to make sure it’s allowed, what the rules are, and if there are any breed restrictions.
Whether you’re going on an extended vacation or want to take your dog along for the ride, pet-friendly RV parks and campgrounds are on the rise across the country. Don’t leave your best friend behind on your next RV trip, take your dog on your next adventure for memories that will last a lifetime for you both.