Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Traveling with Pets

Visiting Georgia’s State Parks with Your Pet
Dogs are welcome at Georgia's State Parks as long as they are on a 6-foot or shorter leash; however, they are not allowed in or around historic sites, lodges, group camps, swimming areas, or some trails at Panola Mountain and Tallulah Gorge.  Dogs must never be left unattended, either in campsites, cottages or vehicles.  Kennels are not available. Owners should clean up after pets.

Dogs are allowed in all regular campgrounds. No additional fee is charged.

Dogs are allowed in select "dog friendly" cottages with advance reservations. All state parks that offer cottages have at least one cottage that allows dogs. Keep in mind that "dog friendly" cottages often fill quickly.  A $45 fee per dog (limit 2) is charged.   


Reserving your cottage:

  • You must request a dog-friendly cottage prior to arrival. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
  • To make a reservation, call 1-800-864-7275 or visit
  • A fee of $45 per dog (limit 2) will be collected at check-in and covers the duration of your stay.


To stay in a cottage, your dogs must:

  • Have current vaccinations and be housetrained.
  • Be free of fleas, ticks and mange and not be in heat.


The following rules must be followed:

  • A maximum of two dogs per cottage is allowed, regardless of size.
  • Dogs may not be left unattended at any time, either in the cottage, your vehicle or the park.
  • Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times when not inside cottages.
  • Dogs may not be tied up to trees, fences or anchored to the ground.
  • Guests are required to clean up after their dogs.
  • Dogs may not be taken into cottages that are not designated “dog-friendly.”


Please note:

  • Guests will be asked to vacate their cottage if their dogs disturb other guests.
  • Park management reserves the right to prohibit any dogs on the premises that may pose a risk to guests or staff, or has a history of causing trouble.
  • Extra fees will be assessed when extra cleaning is required or if there is damage to the cottage or fixtures. Park management will assess damage fees based on materials and labor required to make necessary repairs.


Kennels not provided:
Park staff may be able to direct visitors to nearby kennels, but many locations do not have nearby facilities.


Electronic version of the information above in Word.

Click here for a list of all the dog-friendly cottages throughout the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites system.

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