National Forest

Apalachicola Dog Policy

Apalachicola National Forest is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Limited

Apalachicola National Forest offers a number of recreational opportunities and encompasses rivers, streams, trails and forest roads. There are many remote spots in the large forest, and many species of wildlife within the longleaf pine and wiregrass areas.

Apalachicola National Forest is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed throughout while on a leash. The only areas dogs are not allowed are at swimming beaches / designated swimming areas, and inside buildings.


Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds while on a leash or restrained. There are a number of place to camp at Apalachicola National Forest beyond the list below. You can check out additional options at the USDA site.

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Camel Lake Campground Yes 11 Boat, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Wright Lake Campground Yes 19 Boat, Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
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Beach Policy

Dogs are not allowed at any beaches with swimming areas.

Location & Map



Warning: Hunting is allowed at this location. Please be aware of and familiarize yourself with hunting seasons, and exercise appropriate caution with your dog. During hunting season(s), you may also want to consider having your dog wear a blaze orange vest.

For more information on hunting seasons and policies, please see:

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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.

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