10 Great Pet-Friendly Campsites in the U.S.

A camping experience for the whole family. 

By Alli Hill

10 Great Pet-Friendly Campsites in the U.S.

Can’t bear the thought of leaving your furry friend behind while you set off for adventure? Bring them along for the ride and make memories together in the great outdoors. From camping resorts in Tennessee to oceanfront destinations in Maine, let your pet explore and play at these 10 awesome pet-friendly campsites in the U.S. 


Adventure Bound Camping Resort, Gatlinburg, TN

This family-friendly camping resort includes all the members of your family. A pool, alpine water slide, and the inflatable fun zone provide plenty of entertainment for all ages. Plus, there are tons of paved trails that are perfect for exploring with your pet. Please note that pets are not allowed in the rental cabins but Adventure Bound has both RV and tent camping sites available where pets are permitted. 

Yogi in the Smokies, Cherokee, NC

The gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee is surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the Smoky Mountains. The campground itself is brimming with activities, including a swimming pool, stocked fish pond, bike rentals, game room, and pre-planned activities. Pets are welcome in their pet-friendly cabins and are welcome to stay in your RV at no additional charge. 

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West Glacier KOA, West Glacier, MT

This scenic wonderland is perfect for your pets. Tons of hiking trails, pool, hot tub, and even a dog park give you plenty to do without ever leaving the campground. The beautiful spacious grounds will be just as exciting to explore for your four-legged friends.  

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Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, FL

This beachside campground is a dream come true—for you and your pet! Enjoy long walks on the beach and playing in the ocean. Let your pup run around in the sand all day and then gather around the campfire to unwind and cozy up.  

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Bonito Hollow, Ruidoso, NM

Pets are always welcome at this majestic camping resort. Brimming with wildlife and breathtaking natural scenery, the campground is surrounded by pine forests and features a sandpit volleyball court, horseshoe arena, and river that’s perfect for fishing.

Emerald Forest, Trinidad, CA

Camping in a redwood forest is a dream come true at this pet-friendly campground. Guests and their four-legged friends will be mesmerized by the natural wonders here, from the towering redwoods to Cricket Creek that slices right through the middle of the resort.

Libby’s Oceanside Camp, York Harbor, ME

Sweeping ocean views set the tone for a memorable camping trip with your pet. The beach is just a stone’s throw from the campground and most sites will have at least a partial view of the coast. This is the perfect warm weather escape. 

Winding River Resort, Grand Lake, CO

If you’re looking for a truly middle-of-nowhere getaway, you’ll love the solitude this campground delivers. This mountain retreat offers everything from fishing and horseback riding to hiking and watersports. And, its close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park only adds to its appeal.

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Little Black Creek Campground & Park, Lumberton, MS

The rustic lakeside cabins are the perfect place to get away from it all, especially if you can bring along your pet for company. The folks here know how to make you feel like family while you enjoy your well-earned downtime.

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American Buffalo Resort, Rapid City, SD

Just outside the Black Hills National Forest and minutes from Mount Rushmore, this camping resort is brimming with activities: mini golf, a playground, swimming pools, and sports courts, to name a few. Take your pet on a scenic walk on the many walking trails throughout the resort or relax at your shaded campsite. 

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