National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon Dog Policy

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Not Allowed

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is a large and wild area that offers many opportunities to experience the outdoors. The area encompasses many outdoor areas and bodies of water, and offers boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, and more.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is dog friendly. Dogs are allowed in most areas while on a leash, including trails, campgrounds, and on the water. The only exceptions are that dogs are not allowed at the swimming beach, and they're not allowed inside buildings.


Pet Policy Details
Allows Hunting []
187 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on the many trails while on a leash no longer than 6'. You can read more about the trails on the National Park Service site.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds while on a leash or restrained.

Beach Policy

Dogs are not allowed at the swimming beach.

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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