Maryland Park Service Pet Policy

  
Assateague
  • Pets are allowed in the marina area to board vessels
  • Pets are allowed in camp loops H, J, and sites 36-51 in loop I, as well as adjoining beaches
  • Pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend
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Big Run

​Pets are allowed in the Big Run State Park campground and day-use areas in the park as long as they are on a leash under control of the owner and not disturbing other park visitors.

Bill Burton Pier

​Pets are allowed in Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed on trails in the undeveloped areas
  • Pets are prohibited on the fishing piers​
Calvert Cliffs

Pets are allowed in Calvert Cliffs State Park.

Casselman River

Pets are allowed in Casselman River Bridge State Park as long as they are on a leash under control of the owner.

Cedarville

Pets on a leash are allowed in Cedarville State Forest in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in the campground
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area​
Chapel Point

​Pets are allowed in Chapel Point State Park.

Chapman

​Pets are allowed in Chapman State Park.

Cunningham Falls
  • Cunningham Falls Campgrounds: Pets are allowed in Addison Run, Bear Branch, and the Manor Area camping loops. Pets must be attended and on leashes at all times.
  • Houck Area: Pets are not allowed on the Lower Falls Trail, from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day. Pets are not allowed in the lake area, from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day. Pets are not permitted on the sandy portions of the swimming beaches at any time. Pets are allowed year round on all trails except the Lower Falls Trail. Pets are allowed in the lake area from the day after labor Day until the day before Memorial Day Weekend.  Pets must be attended and on leashes at all times.
  • Manor Area: Pets are not allowed at the Visitor Center or Aviary. Pets are allowed in the day-use area and trails. Pets must be attended and on leashes at all times.
Dan's Mountain

​Pets allowed (except within enclosed swimming pool area)​

Deep Creek Lake
  • Pets are allowed in Browning, Beckman and Garrett Camp Loops
  • Pets are allowed on trails
  • Pets are allowed in boat ramp area to board vessels
  • Pets are allowed in Discovery Center parking area to access trails
  • Pets are allowed to swim from shoreline in all areas except swimming beach, docks or fishing piers
  • Pets are allowed in all day-use areas and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area and aviary)
  • Owners are responsible for curbing their pets. Pet waste stations are located throughout the park.​
Deep Creek Lake NRMA
Elk Neck

​Pets are allowed in the following designated areas of Elk Neck State Park:

  • Pets allowed in campground (except Bohemia, Chester, Tred Avon, and Sassafras loops, rustic cabins and the youth group camping area)
  • Pets allowed in all day-use areas, including North East Beach area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area)
Fair Hill NRMA

​Pets are allowed in Fair Hill NRMA.

Fort Frederick

​Pets are allowed in Fort Frederick State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in all day-use areas except the fort
  • Pets are allowed in campground
  • Pets are allowed in picnic area
Gambrill

​Pets are allowed in Gambrill State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in campground
  • Pets are allowed on all trails
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area
Gathland

Pets are allowed in Gathland State Park.

Greenbrier

Pets are allowed in Greenbrier State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of the swimming beach area) from October 1 to April 30. Pets are not permitted in the day-use area and lake from May 1 to September 30.
  • Pets are allowed in the Cedar and Dogwood camp loops
  • Pets are allowed on trails outside day-use area (access from outlying parking areas)
Greenwell

​Pets are allowed in Greenwell State Park.

Gunpowder Falls

Pets are allowed in Gunpowder Falls State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in all undeveloped areas.
  • Pets are allowed in Dundee Creek Marina area.
  • Pets are allowed in Hammerman area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area).
Harriet Tubman UGRR

​Pets are permitted in the Park.

Hart-Miller Island

Leashed pets are permitted.

Herrington Manor

​Pets are allowed in Herrington Manor State Park in the following areas:

  • Leashed pets are allowed on trails outside day-use area
  • Pets allowed in cabins #7-10
  • Leashed pets are allowed in day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area)
Janes Island

​Pets are allowed in Janes Island State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in the day use area, on trails and on the island.
  • Pets are allowed in the marina area to board vessels.
  • Pets are allowed at 31 campsites in campground loop B and in the adjacent pet walking area.
  • Pets are allowed in camp loop A and parking lot.
  • Pets are prohibited in all other areas of the park and in buildings, including all cabins, bath houses and the Conference Center.​
Martinak
  • Pets are allowed in the campground
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area
  • Pets are prohibited in the cabins
Merkle

​Please leave pets at home so that we may provide a restful habitat for wildlife of all kinds.

Horses are welcome at Merkle, but only on roadways and the Critical Area Driving Tour (CADT), from January through September.

Monocacy River

Pets are allowed in Monocacy NRMA​.

Morgan Run

​Pets are allowed in Morgan Run NEA.

New Germany

​New Germany State Park is pet friendly. The list below provides information on pet designations and rules:

  • Pets are allowed in Hemlock camp loop
  • Pets allowed in cabins #3-7
  • Pets are allowed on trails (except for groomed trails during cross-country ski season)
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area)
  • Pets must be leashed and attended at all times
  • Pet owners must clean up after their pet
  • Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed in park buildings or on playgrounds
  • Excessive barking is not permitted in any park area, especially during campground "Quiet Hours" ( 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
Newtowne Neck

Pets are allowed in Newtowne Neck State Park.

North Point

Pets are permitted in North Point State Park, except in the “developed area” from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The “developed area” includes the wading beach, picnic areas, main parking lot (or parking lot B), visitor center, gazebo, trolley station, water fountain and fishing piers.

Palmer

Pets on a leash are permitted in Palmer State Park.

Patapsco Valley
  • Pets are allowed in the Avalon, Orange Grove and Glen Artney Areas of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times in the park.
Patuxent River

​Pets are allowed in Patuxent River State Park.

Pocomoke River
  • Milburn Landing - Pets are allowed
  • Shad Landing - Pets are allowed in the marina day-use area, including the boat ramp area to board vessels. Pets are allowed in the Acorn Trail Area camping loop. Pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.​
Point Lookout
  • Pets are allowed in Malone Circle, Tulip Loop, Green's Point Loop and Hoffman's Loop in the campground
  • Pets are allowed on paved portion of causeway, on beach north of the causeway to entrance of Tanner's Creek on Bay side, and beach south of causeway on the Bay side
  • Pets are allowed in boat launch area to board vessels
  • Pets are not permitted in the folllowing areas from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend: the beach and picnic area, point area or fishign pier
Purse

​Pets on a leash are allowed in Purse State Park.

Rocks

​Pets are allowed in Rocks State Park. Horses are prohibited in the park's picnic areas.

Rocky Gap
  • Leashed pets are allowed on trails
  • Leashed pets are allowed in Ash, Birch, Chestnut, Dogwood and Elm camp loops and common areas of campground
  • Leashed pets allowed in day-use area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach areas)
  • Unleashed pets are allowed in the lake except for the sandy portion of the swimming beach areas. Pets must be leashed when back on land.​
Rosaryville

​Pets on a leash are allowed in Rosaryville State Park except in the mansion area.

Sandy Point
  • Pets are allowed in the boat ramp area to board vessels
  • Pets are allowed in the day use area from October 1 to April 30​
Sassafras NRMA

​Pets are allowed in Sassafras NRMA.

Seneca Creek

Pets are allowed in Seneca Creek State Park, with the exceptions of playgrounds and buildings. Please keep them leashed at all times.

Smallwood
  • Pets are allowed in all day-use areas
  • Pets are allowed in the campground
  • Pets are not allowed in the cabins​
Soldiers Delight
  • Pets are allowed in Soldiers Delight NEA.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times in the park.​
South Mountain

​Pets are allowed in South Mountain State Park.

South Mountain Battlefield

Pets are allowed in South Mountain State Battlefield.

St. Clements Island

Pets are allowed in St. Clements Island State Park.

St. Mary's River

​Pets are allowed in St. Mary's River State Park.

Susquehanna
  • Pets are allowed in campground, except in or around cabins
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area 
  • Horses are prohibited inside the picnic areas
Swallow Falls
  • Pets are prohibited on the 1 1/4 quarter mile trail to see the waterfalls and the day use area from Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
  • Pets are allowed in the campground on a leash.
  • Pets are allowed on the 5.5 mile trail from Swallow Falls to Herrington Manor, outside the day use area.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times and under control.​
Tawes Garden

Pets on a leash are permitted in the Tawes Garden. ​

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

​Pets on leashes are welcome.

Tuckahoe
  • Pets are allowed in the campground.
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area.​
Washington Monument

​Pets are allowed in Washington Monument State Park.

Western Maryland Rail Trail

Pets are allowed on the Western Maryland Rail Trail.

Woodmont NRMA
Wye Island

Pets are allowed in Wye Island NRMA.

Wye Oak

Pets are allowed in Wye Oak State Park.

Youghiogheny River

Pets are allowed on the Youghiogheny Wild River.