Owner and dog walk on a boardwalk trail
Dog on leash

P. Grewe

Many visitors enjoy the company of their pets while visiting the beautiful scenery and historic landscape. To preserve this hallowed ground and provide a safe and clean environment for all visitors, please follow the following guidelines when bringing pets into the park.

Plan your day

Before you visit, determine what activities you plan to enjoy before bring your pet. Pets are not permitted in park buildings. (Exception: Service animals are permitted in buildings while functioning in their work capacity.)

Adequate water, shade, and supervision are important considerations for your pet, especially in the hot summer months. Pets may not be left unattended in cars or tied up while owners explore the park or Visitor Center.

Leash your pet

Pets must be kept on a six-foot leash and under physical control at all times while visiting any area of the park. This prevents encounters between pets and wildlife, protects pets from hazards, and prevents unwanted interaction between pets and other visitors. Retractable leashes should be kept at a maximum length of six feet.

Dispose of pet waste

All pet waste must be disposed of in a waste recepticle which can be found at each of the trail heads. Pet waste may not be left on the ground. If one is visiting with a pet, please remember to bring plastic bags or a scoop. Monocacy National Battlefield is a trash free park, pet waste recepticles are not meant for regular trash.

For more information about the park's rules and regulations, see Laws and Policies or plan your next outing by learning about our Walking Trails.

Last updated: August 14, 2023

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