New dog-friendly cabins open in 16 Louisiana state parks

BATON ROUGE – Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Office of State Parks announce the Park with Pets policy for overnight stays with dogs in cabins.

Pets have always been welcome to enjoy the trails and outdoor spaces in Louisiana State Parks, but they were not allowed to spend the night with their owners in our cabins until now.

The new policy responds to the growing number of state park visitors who want to enjoy the great outdoors with their dogs.

The new Park with Animals policy will come into effect in September. There will be an additional forty dollars ($ 40) per dog to cover their stay, with a maximum of two dogs per cabin.

For those who don’t have pets and are concerned about safety and allergies, at least half of all cabins will remain pet-free. Customers must prove that their dogs are up to date on all vaccinations and keep their pets on a leash outside.

Pets, with the exception of service animals, are prohibited in group camps, inside closed structures and in swimming areas.

The following 16 Louisiana state parks will implement the pet policy in their rented cabins:

  • Bayou Segnette State Park
  • Bogue Chitto State Park
  • Chemin-A-Haut State Park
  • Chicot State Park
  • Cypremort Point State Park
  • Fontainebleau State Park
  • Jimmie Davis State Park
  • Lake Claiborne State Park
  • Lake Arbonne State Park
  • Fausse Pointe Lake State Park
  • North Toledo Bend State Park
  • Palmetto Island State Park
  • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • South Toledo Bend State Park
  • Tickfaw State Park

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