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Camping with Your Dog Taylorsville NC

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.

Statesville/I-77 KOA
(704) 873-5560
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Warrior Creek Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-2177
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Lake Norman State Park
(704) 528-6350
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Indian Springs Campground, Inc
(800) 421-7116, (828) 397-5700
4361 Whitener Drive
Hickory, NC
Campground Availability
20 Total Camp/RV Sites, 15 30 Amp Service, 5 50 Amp Service, 20 Electric and Water, 20 Full Hookups, 3 Pull-Thru Sites, 20 Sideouts,

Cooper's Mobile Home Park & RV's*
(919) 868-4896
13528 Hwy 70 W
Clayton, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage

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Bandit's Roost Park (COE-W. Kerr Scott Reservoir)
(336) 921-3190
Wilkesboro, NC
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Statesville East I-40/Winston Salem KOA*
(800) 562-8651
114 Midway Dr
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
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 Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Hiddenite Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 632-3815
601 Princess Lane
Hiddenite, NC
Campground Availability
45 Total Camp/RV Sites, 25 30 Amp Service, 12 50 Amp Service, 45 Electric and Water, 37 Full Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 37 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, WiFi,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Equestrian Friendly, Hiking Trails, Marina, Swimming Pool,

Statesville East/I-40/Winston-Salem KOA (Formerly Midway)
(800) 421-7116, (704) 546-7615
114 Midway Drive
Statesville, NC
Campground Availability
81 Total Camp/RV Sites, 9 20 Amp Service, 36 30 Amp Service, 16 50 Amp Service, 81 Electric and Water, 46 Full Hookups, 8 No Hookups, 24 Pull-Thru Sites, 5 Seasonal, 35 Sideouts, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
BBQ Pits, Dump Station, Firewood, Ice, WiFi Parkwide, Laundry, Pavilion, Pets Welcome, Propane, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Game room, Basket Ball, Bike Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Horse Shoes, Jumping Pillow, Mini Golf, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Theme Weekends,

KOA Shallotte/Brunswick Beaches
(888) 562-4240
Sunset Beach, NC
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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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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