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Dogs now allowed for overnight stays at 16 Louisiana State Parks

Fontainebleau State Park cabins
Dog on walkway at Fontainebleau State Park
Posted at 1:46 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 14:46:54-04

A new policy will allow for dogs to stay overnight with their owners in cabins at sixteen Louisiana State Parks.

The Lieutentant Governor's Office and Office of State Parks announced the new Park with Pets policy on Thursday, August 20.

According to a release, the policy goes into effect in September 2020.

Parks will charge $40 dollars per dog to cover their stay and the policy will only allow a maximum of two dogs per cabin.

For those without pets who are concerned about safety and allergies, the State Parks Office says that at least half of all cabins will remain pet-free.

Pets have always been allowed on trails and outdoor spaces at Louisiana State Parks. Guests bringing their pets for overnight stays will need to prove their dogs are current on all vaccinations and keep them on a leash while outside, the release states.

Pets, except for service animals, are prohibited at group camps, inside enclosed structures, and in swimming areas, according to state parks.

Sixteen Louisiana State Parks will be implementing the pet policy in their rented cabins:

  • Bayou Segnette State Park
  • Bogue Chitto State Park
  • Chemin-A-Haut State Park
  • Chicot State Park
  • Cypremort Point State Park
  • Fontainebleau State Park
  • Jimmie Davis State Park
  • Lake Claiborne State Park
  • Lake D'Arbonne State Park
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • North Toledo Bend State Park
  • Palmetto Island State Park
  • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • South Toledo Bend State Park
  • Tickfaw State Park

For more information about Louisiana State Parks visit

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