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Sun May 26, 2019, 10:59 AM

Non-political question for Florida DUers. Dog friendly road trip destinations.

For those who have dogs, where in Florida have you found a nice weekend getaway where you can take the dogs? Thinking of renting an RV just for mini-weekend trips inside the state and hoping to find open areas that the dogs can get a chance to run. Interested in hiking trails, and oceanside destinations that are dog friendly. Any recommendations?

Also, information on areas that should be avoided would also be of interest.

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Reply Non-political question for Florida DUers. Dog friendly road trip destinations. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger May 2019 OP
CDerekGo May 2019 #1
Lochloosa May 2019 #5
Sancho May 2019 #2
FM123 May 2019 #3
dameatball May 2019 #4
FLSurfer May 2019 #6
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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:06 AM

1. Start Here

Best bet is to stick with the State Parks, https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/. While there might be a National Park or two, Everglades, Canaveral (nps.org) you'll find more State Parks available. I do know several do offer the ability to bring along your dogs, and even camp with them as well. Most of the individual Parks will have information concerning whether you can camp or hike with you Pets.

Simple fact that State of Florida is so large, not knowing where you're heading, impossible to say in general if all of your destinations will accept your 4 legged friend. Will say this, the State Parks website does allow for reserving a site in advance, if you do know of your dates, best to start reserving now, some of the more popular Parks fill up fast.

Good Luck

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Response to CDerekGo (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. Saved me the trouble. State parks are your best bet.

And we have some cool ones. Try some of the Fresh Water Springs. You won't be disappointed.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:08 AM

2. this may help...

https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/things-to-do/outdoors-nature/florida-dog-parks.html

DOG-FRIENDLY PARKS IN FLORIDA
Why should humans have all the fun at Florida’s parks? It's a dog's favorite activity: running free with their fellow canines.

By Saundra Amrhein
Florida offers numerous off-leash dog parks where dogs can burn off steam and make new friends. Be sure to follow posted park rules – which invariably insist that dogs are up-to-date on vaccinations and play well with others. And, bring some extra water to keep your hounds hydrated in Florida’s year-round heat, in case the park you visit has no water fountains or stations.

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We take our dogs to parks frequently...

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:41 AM

3. Fort Lauderdale!

So while we have so much cray cray here down in Broward in so many other aspects of our lives, especially political, we do love our dogs! Here is a link to things to do and places to go with your dog.
https://www.sunny.org/things-to-do/pet-friendly-things-to-do/

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:45 AM

4. Anastasia State Park near St. Augustine is really nice and allows pets in certain areas, but they

have to be on a leash.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:48 PM

6. It is an awesome park

But know that dogs aren’t allowed on the beach.

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