Pets Allowed

 (Pets, under control of owner and on a leash, are allowed in Maryland State Parks.  We merely control the places and areas where pets are permitted)

            DEEP CREEK LAKE STATE PARK - Permitted on hiking trails ONLY and on a leash

            HERRINGTON MANOR STATE PARK

                        Not permitted in the cabin area at any time, including roadways trough cabins.

                        Allowed on a leash, ONLY on trails, and in Day-Use area

            SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK

                        Allowed in camping area on a leash

                        Allowed ONLY on trails on a leash

                                                EXCEPT- Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day

            NEW GERMANY STATE PARK - Pets NOT permitted at all

            BIG RUN STATE PARK – Pets permitted on a leash and under the control of their owners

            CASSELMAN RIVER BRIDGE STATE PARK

                        Pets permitted on a leash and under control of their owners

            POTOMAC / GARRETT STATE FOREST

                        Pets are allowed.  No leash is required as long as the animals are under reasonable

                        Control. Example: No jumping on other people or bothering people in camping areas, etc

            SAVAGE RIVER STATE FOREST

                        Pets are permitted on a leash

·        Service Dogs are the ONLY exception

 

 

Garrett County has a ‘Leash Law’

 

  ** If you wish to take your dog for a swim, a suggestion would be to drive North to the end of State Park Road, toward Rock Lodge Road. There is a pull off area to park and you can walk your dog down to the shoreline to swim in Deep Creek Lake.

www.dnr.md.gov/publiclands/western.html