There's no such thing as a perfect getaway if you can't bring your pup with you, and the Louisiana State Parks recognize that. While your four-legged friends have always been welcome on the grounds, 16 Louisiana State Parks recently enacted the Park with Pets policy, which allows for dogs to stay overnight in cabins. Beginning in September, overnight guests can pay a fee of $40 per dog to have their furry friends sleep over, with a maximum of two dogs per cabin.
There are a few stipulations: because of allergies and safety concerns, at least half of available cabins will continue to permit only two-legged visitors. The cabins that do allow for dogs will require all current vaccinations, and owners will be responsible for keeping them on a leash whenever they're outside. Group camps, enclosed structures, and swimming areas will remain pet-free, with the exception of service animals.
The parks implementing the policy are Bayou Segnette State Park, Bogue Chitto State Park, Chemin-A-Haut State Park, Chicot State Park, Cypremort Point State Park, Fontainebleau State Park, Jimmie Davis State Park, Lake Claiborne State Pakl, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Lake Fausse State Park, North Toledo Bend State Park, Palmetto Island State Park, Poverty Point State Park, Sam Houston Jones State Park, South Toledo Bend State Park, and Tickfaw State Park.