BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE / KARD) – Pet owners will soon be able to plan to take their dogs with them when they visit some of Louisiana’s state parks.
Pets have always been allowed to walk the trails with their owners. However, they were not allowed to stay overnight in the cabins. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Office of State Parks announce the Park with Pets policy for overnight stays with dogs in cabins.
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 2020.
If you plan to bring your dog with you, you should also plan to bring some extra cash. 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 sixteen 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
For more information on Louisiana State Parks, visit LaStateParks.com, or follow Louisiana State Parks on Facebook and Twitter.
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