National Park

Kings Canyon Dog Policy

Kings Canyon National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

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

Home to several giant sequoia groves and the General Grant Tree, the world's second largest measured tree, this park also features part of the Kings River, sculptor of the dramatic granite canyon that is its namesake, and the San Joaquin River, as well as Boyden Cave. Although Kings Canyon National Park was designated as such in 1940, it subsumed General Grant National Park, which had been established on October 1, 1890 as the United States' fourth national park.[1]

Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs can go with you in the car, any of the campgrounds, and on paved roads, but they aren't allowed on any roads. Dogs can't be left unattended at any time.


Pet Policy Details
722 mi2
Annual Visitors

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds on a 6' leash. Bears are active in the area, and dog food must be stored securely in a food storage box when not being eaten. Dogs cannot be left unattended at any time.

The following campgrounds are in Kings Canyon National Park or nearby Sequoia National Park:

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on any paved roads and parking lots while on a 6' leash.

Location & Map


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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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