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 hottest, lowest, and driest place in the United States, with daytime temperatures that have exceeded 130 °F (54 °C). The park protects Badwater Basin and its vast salt flats at the lowest elevation in North America, −282 ft (−86 m). The park also protects canyons, badlands, sand dunes, mountain ranges, historic mines, springs, and more than 1,000 species of plants that grow in this geologic graben.[1]

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.

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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.

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Emigrant Campground Yes Info
Eureka Dunes Campground (Primitive) Yes Info
Furnace Creek Campground Yes 130 Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Homestake Campground (Primitive) Yes Info
Mahogany Flat Campground (Primitive) Yes Info
Mesquite Spring Campground Yes Info
Saline Valley Campground (Primitive) Yes Info
Stovepipe Wells Campground Yes Info
Sunset Campground Yes Info
Texas Springs Campground Yes Info
Thorndike Campground (Primitive) Yes Info
Wildrose Campground Yes Info
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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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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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