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Camping with Your Dog Baldwin NY

Travelling with dogs is entirely possible, but does take a little coordination and planning. The first thing to consider is where you’re headed. It’s important to check on your destination’s policy on pets. For more information on campground pet policies, check out Woodall’s campgrounds before planning your next trip.

Battle Row Campground (Nassau County Park)
(516) 572-8690
Old Bethpage, NY
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru Last Sun in Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Kayuta Lake Campground
(315) 831-5077
Forestport, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Northampton Beach Campground (Adirondack SF)
(518) 863-6000
Northville, NY
Campground Availability
2-May thru 13-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Forked Lake Campground (Adirondack SF)
(518) 624-6646
Deerland, NY
Campground Availability
16-May thru 1-Sep
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing

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Allegany Mountain Resort
(716) 376-4144
East Otto, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Eel Weir State Park
(315) 393-1138
Ogdensburg, NY
Campground Availability
21-May thru 5-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing

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Flint Creek Campgrounds
(585) 554-3567
Middlesex, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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The Villages at Turning Stone RV Park
(315) 361-7275
Verona, NY
Campground Availability
Mid Apr-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hi

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Lakeside Beach State Park
(585) 682-4888
Albion, NY
Campground Availability
23-Apr thru 8-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Paradise Pines
(518) 532-7493
North Hudson, NY
Campground Availability
May 01-Mid Oct
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, River Swimming, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activitie

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Camping with Your Dog

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February 7, 2010 by Jeanine Kennedy · 3 Comments  

We’re a family of animal lovers. With two dogs, one cat, a guinea pig and a salamander, we’ve got our own mini zoo around here.

So how do we balance our many pets with our love of camping? It’s not always easy, but here’s what we do.

The smaller animals most definitely stay at home. We usually hire a neighborhood kid to come in and take care of them while we’re gone. As for the dogs? That’s a different story, as they usually come along for the ride.

Travelling with dogs is entirely possible, but does take a little coordination and planning. The first thing to consider is where you’re headed. It’s important to check on your destination’s policy on pets. For more information on campground pet policies, check out Woodall’s campgrounds before planning your next trip.

We’ve found that some national parks don’t allow dogs on their trails or at their attractions. So if you decide to bring your dog, you need to make sure you can safely keep them in your car or at your site.

Our boys after a fun day camping

Luckily, destinations that allow pets are far more common than the ones that don’t. So if you want to bring your furry friend on your next camping trip, just follow some simple steps. By doing so, you’ll find camping can be a pleasurable experience for humans and canines alike.

Things like size, age and personality are all factors to consider. You may want to ask yourself some other questions too. How do they react to change? Are they nervous or relaxed? Can they stay by themselves without endless barking or howling? If your dog is a homebody or does not do well in strange situations, you may want to consider hiring dog sitter to keep him or her company at home.

Our dogs happen to be pretty easy going. But they’re big. Sometimes it’s a balancing act to make sure there is enough room in the car to accommodate two Labs as well as all of our stuff.

When packing, make sure to include some portable bowls and plenty of water. A few plastic bags are also helpful in case your dog needs to take a potty break along the way.

And since most campgrounds have leash laws, it’s important to include a long lead. Even if your dog is usually well behaved, remember that campsites have many temptations not seen at home. Open food sources, wildlife and other dogs are just a few of the things you can come across.

We’ve also found that, when camping, a well-exercised pooch is a happy pooch. This will thwart boredom and promotes relaxation when they need to stay behind. Taking them running, hiking or playing in the water are all great ways to keep them happy.

Last but not least, dogs are creatures of habit. The more familiar the surrounds, the happier they will be. By bringing some familiar toys, a favorite dog bed and some treats from home will all help them feel more comfortable and safe.

In the end, remember that with a little planning, traveling with your dog can be a great...

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