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Camping with Your Dog Newport News VA

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.

Newport News Park Campground (City Park)*
(757) 888-3333
13564 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Gloucester Point Family Campground*
(800) 332-4316
3149 Campground Rd
Hayes, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Newport News Park Campground
(800) 421-7116, (757) 886-7912
13564 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA
Campground Availability
188 Total Camp/RV Sites, 188 Electric and Water,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Golf Facilities, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Swimming Pool, Geocaching,

New Point RV Resort (Morgan RV Resorts)*
(804) 725-5120
846 Sand Bank Rd (Hwy 602)
New Point, VA
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 31
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyba

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George Washington National Forest (Elizabeth Furnace Campground)
(540) 984-4101
Strasburg, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Stream Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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MILITARY PARK (The Colonies Travel Park)
(757) 788-2384
Hampton, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Saltwater Fishing, Play Equipment, Tennis, Volleyball

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MILITARY PARK (Family Campground-Cheatham Annex)
(757) 887-7224
Williamsburg, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Tennis, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Gloucester Point Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (804) 642-4316
3149 Campground Road
Hayes, VA
Campground Availability
232 Total Camp/RV Sites, 24 50 Amp Service, 232 Electric and Water, 187 Full Hookups, 14 Pull-Thru Sites, 4 Rental Trailers,
Services
Park Trailers,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boat Launch, Fishing, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake,

Fairy Stone State Park
(276) 930-2424
Stuart, VA
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 1-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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KOA-Williamsburg*
(800) 562-1733
5210 Newman Rd
Williamsburg, VA
Campground Availability
Mar 01-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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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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