Specially DesignatedCampsites for Pets - 2012
in Pennsylvania State Parks
Pet campsites, pg 2.
Pennsylvania State Parks allowspets in designated campsites in 47state park campgrounds,
but notevery campsite allows pets.
If youhave a pet, you must use one of thedesignated pet sites. OtherPennsylvania state parks prohibitpets in overnight areas.Pets are only
dogs, cats and cagedanimals (such as birds andhamsters).
A pet is not livestock, like horses,cows, pigs, sheep and goats.Caged pets will not be releasedfrom their cage for the duration of their stay in the state park.No more than two non-caged petsare allowed to stay on any onecampsite.
Pet Camping Guidelines
Responsible Pet Ownership isthe KEY!
Pet owners must pick up aftertheir pets and dispose of petwaste properly.
Pets can only be brought into adesignated campground if caged,contained in a vehicle, trailer,motor home, or camper, or on aleash. Inquire at the park officeabout any specific leash lengthrequirements
Dogs and cats must have currentrabies vaccinations. Pets mustdisplay a valid license, if required in its home state.
Pets must not be left unattended,except when using a restroom orvisiting a park building for abrief period of time. When doingso, the pet must be kept in acamping unit or vehicle, weatherconditions permitting.
Pets must be under physicalcontrol at all times.
Pets may not create a disturbanceor nuisance. Excessive barkingwill be considered a disturbance.
Pet food must not remain outsideof a camping unit or vehiclebecause it will attractwildlife/rodents.
Pets are to be walked in thedesignated pet walking areas of the campground and ondesignated pet walkways whenaccessing other areas of the park from the campground. Pets maynot be walked through non-petareas of the campground unless itis designated as a pet-campertravel route.
Pets are permitted in day-useareas, on designated pet sites incampgrounds and all areas nototherwise closed to pets.
Pets are not permitted inswimming areas, insidebuildings, in non-pet overnightareas such as cabin and grouptenting areas, or in any areadesignated as an area closed topets.
Animals that are consideredvicious, dangerous, or thatdisplay vicious behavior will notbe permitted in the park.