National Park

Death Valley Dog Policy

Death Valley National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

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

Death Valley is the lowest, hottest, and driest location in the United States. The basin is below sea level, and the area is under constant drought. There are, however, mountains here, and the peaks are often topped with winter snow. Also, though rare, rainstorms here bring out large fields of opportunistic wildflowers. Despite the harsh conditions, there is a variety of wildlife and plants here.

Death Valley is somewhat dog friendly. While dogs aren't allowed on any trails, they are allowed on a number of roads and in the campgrounds. Please note that dogs can't be left unattended in vehicles. It can also get very hot in Death Valley, so please take care to make sure your dog stays cool enough and has enough water.


Pet Policy Details
5326 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on any park trails, including boardwalks and paved trails.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at the campgrounds as long as they're on 6' leashes. Do not leave pets unattended, and be careful when camping. Coyotes have snatched dogs from outside RVs when they aren't being watched.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on some roads while on a 6' leash, such as:

  • 20 Mule Team Canyon
  • Devil's Golf Course Road
  • Father Crowley Point spur road to Padre Point
  • Furnace Creek Airport Road
  • Lake Hill Road
  • Mustard Canyon Road
  • Titus Canyon Road
  • Cottonwood-Marble Access Road

Location & Map

Death Valley

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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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