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Dog Parks Grand Rapids MI

Going to all of those dog parks with a young puppy and dog taught me a thing or two about dog parks. So, let's review three things in this article: 1) how to find a local park wherever you are camping; 2) some important considerations before you enter a dog park; and 3) what to do at the dog park. Here is how to Find and Use a Local Dog Park, plus RV pet information or camping information for traveling with dogs.

Grand Rogue Campgrounds and Paddlesports*
(616) 361-1053
6400 W River Drive
Belmont, MI
Campground Availability
Late Apr-Late Sep
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketb

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Baldwin Oaks Campground
(616) 669-1600
Hudsonville, MI
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 Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Chapel in the Pines Campground
(616) 875-8928
Hudsonville, MI
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
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 Storage, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Dutch Treat Camping & Recreation*
(616) 772-4303
10300 Gordon Ave
Zeeland, MI
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Nov 01
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, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Hungry Horse Campground
(616) 681-9843
Dorr, MI
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 15
Services
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, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Woodchip Campground
(616) 878-9050
Grand Rapids, MI
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Tyler Creek Campground & Golf
(616) 868-6751
Alto, MI
Campground Availability
15-Apr thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, No Motorcylists, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Putting Green, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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River Pines KOA*
(616) 895-6601
8275 Warner St.
Allendale, MI
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, 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, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sp

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Conestoga Grand River Campground*
(616) 837-6323
9720 Oriole Dr
Coopersville, MI
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 31
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Duke Creek Campground
(888) 656-5620
Cedar Springs, MI
Campground Availability
1-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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RV Pet Information: How to Find Doggie Parks When Traveling With Dogs


By Julee Meltzer

Nine years ago, when I first got my dog Lilac, I lived in downtown Boston. As a result, other than walking on the sidewalks, her closest communing with nature was playing in the city parks. Fortunately for both of us, Boston is a dog–friendly town, so most of the city parks allowed dogs. In fact, we were also lucky enough to live right across the street from one of them and down the street from an actual dog park.

Going to all of those dog parks with a young puppy and dog taught me a thing or two about dog parks. So, let's review three things in this article: 1) how to find a local park wherever you are camping; 2) some important considerations before you enter a dog park; and 3) what to do at the dog park.
  1. How to Find a Local Dog Park
    • Look Online: If you have online access while you are RVing, you can always look online to find a local dog park. There are several good websites which have extensive camping information about local dog park facilities to use while camping with dogs: www.dogpark.com , http://www.ecoanimal.com/dogfun/ , and http://www.dogparkusa.com/ .
    • Do some legwork RV pet information: Call the local pet stores and veterinary offices to ask if they recommend any local dog parks. Also, you should check local bulletin boards (i.e. at the laundromat), dog publications, and newspapers for any dog park ads.
    • Call the local or county Department of Parks and Recreation Office and ask about any local dog parks.
    • Don’t forget to ask the campground management about camping info like this and any long-term residents at the campground as well.


  2. Some important considerations before you enter a dog park
    • Puppies: You really shouldn’t bring puppies under six months of age to a dog park. Not only might they get hurt, but they don’t have the necessary immunities/vaccinations to be protected from diseases. I know one friend whose puppy got a bad case of puupy warts at a dog park and it took a while for them to go away.
    • Un-spayed Females: In an environment with a lot of male and female dogs, an unsprayed female is just a lightening rod for aggressive behavior. So you really should avoid bringing any unsprayed females or un-neutered males to a dog park.
    • Aggressive Dogs: Many people take their own dog’s aggressive tendencies too lightly. Then, when they get to the dog park they act surprised when their dog attacks another dog. You should find other places for your aggressive dog to play, such as a beach with few dogs on it.
    • Number of Dogs: Make sure that you can handle the number of dogs that you bring to the dog park. Common sense says that more than three is probably too many.
    • Basic Commands: As a safety issue, you should always have your dog under control at all times, especially off leash. Teach your dog the basic commands such as: come, sit and stay.
    • Doggie Bags: Make sure you take bags to clean up after your dog....

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