Beagle with leash standing on rock in river
Dogs are permitted at Big South Fork as long as they are on a leash. 

Pets are allowed within Big South Fork, however, in order to protect your pet and the parks wildlife, all pets must be kept on a leash (no longer than 6 feet) at all times even if you have your dog with you when riding a horse. Be sure to clean up after your pet. Do not leave animals unattended in vehicles or campers.

If you plan to go out on the river with your pet make sure that you and your pet both have personal flotation devices.

During hunting season, a dog that is with a licensed hunter and actively following game does not have to be leashed. However, when entering a designated Safety Zone hunting dogs must be restrained on a leash, crated or caged.

Know that some trails have steep ladders and rock ledges. Some pets may not be able to negotiate these areas without your help. Check with park rangers for trail information.

Before coming to the park make sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations including rabies. Pets should have identification and rabies tags on their collars.

Last updated: August 30, 2018

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