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Dog Parks Lakewood WA

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.

Fort Steilacoom Park Off-Leash Area
8714 Elwood Drive SW
Lakewood, WA
 
Bandix Dog Park
Bandix Rd SE
Olalla, WA
 
Dash Point State Park
(253) 593-2206
Tacoma, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Majestic Manor RV Park*
(800) 348-3144
7022 River Road E
Puyallup, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Golf Nearby

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Rainier View Adult RV Park
(253) 875-9999
Graham, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Horseshoes

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French Lake Park
(253) 835-6901
31531 1st Ave S
Federal Way, WA
 
MILITARY PARK (Fort Lewis Travel Camp)
(253) 967-5415
Tacoma, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Canoeing, Saltwater Fishing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground

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MILITARY PARK (Holiday Park-McChord AFB)
(253) 984-5488
Tacoma, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Gig Harbor RV Resort*
(253) 858-8138
9515 Burnham Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
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, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Camp Lakeview
(800) 421-7116, (360) 879-5426
32919 Benbow Drive East
Graham, WA
Campground Availability
75 Total Camp/RV Sites, 30 30 Amp Service, 4 50 Amp Service, 75 Electric and Water, 28 Full Hookups, 4 Group Sites, 45 Max RV Length, 20 No Hookups, 1 Pull-Thru Sites, 14 Seasonal, 30 Sideouts, 22 Tent Sites,
Services
BBQ Pits, Dump Station, Firewood, Fenced Pet Area, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi HotSpots, Laundry, Meeting Rooms, Pets Welcome, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals, Lodge Rentals,
Recreation
Basket Ball, Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area, Playground, Recreation Hall, Sports Field, Swimming - Lake,

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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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