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Camping with Your Dog Rexburg ID

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.

Mountain River Ranch Sportsman RV Park*
(208) 538-7337
98 N 5050 E
Ririe, ID
Campground Availability
May-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, River Swimming, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Play Equipment, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Heise Hot Springs
(208) 538-7944
Ririe, ID
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, River Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Putting Green, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, REC Open to Public

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Idaho Panhandle National Forests (Big Hank Campground)
(208) 752-1221
Kingston, ID
Campground Availability
24-May thru 8-Sep
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Boating, River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Dworshak State Park (Freeman Creek Campground)
(208) 476-5994
Orofino, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours & Lodging & RV Park
(800) 469-8757
White Bird, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
River Swimming, Boating, River Fishing, Fishing Guides, Fishing Supplies, Tennis, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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7N Ranch
(208) 538-5097
Ririe, ID
Campground Availability
15-Apr-15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, River Fishing, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Heyburn State Park
(208) 686-1308
Plummer, ID
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Full Service Store
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Challis Golf Course RV Park
(208) 879-5300
Challis, ID
Campground Availability
Apr thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room

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Priest Lake State Park (Dickensheet Unit)
(208) 443-2200
Coolin, ID
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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Sawtelle Mountain Resort
(866) 558-9366
Island Park, ID
Campground Availability
15-May thru 1-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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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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