Crater Lake National Park


  • Pets are welcome at Crater Lake National Park, but only in certain areas.

  • Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed:

    • on paved roads and in parking lots, and up to 50 feet away from paved areas

    • along the 1/4-mile paved promenade at Rim Village; and through the campground at Mazama Village.

  • Pets are also allowed on a few of the park's hiking trails:

    • The Godfrey Glen Trail, The Lady of the Woods Trail

    • The Grayback Drive

    • The Pacific Crest Trail (the official PCT, not the "alternate" PCT along the rim of the lake).

  • Pets are not permitted on other park trails or off-trail, or inside park buildings, including Crater Lake Lodge and The Cabins at Mazama Village.

Deschutes National Forest

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  • Over 95% of the Deschutes National Forest trails are open to pets off-leash in the summer and there are 1,200 miles of summer trails on the forest. However, 54 miles of trails require dogs to be on-leash.

  • In winter, pets are allowed off-leash on 99% of national forest lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest. The area where pets are not allowed is located north of the Cascade Lakes Highway and includes areas accessed by the Virginia-Meissner, Swampy Lakes, Vista Butte and Dutchman Sno-Parks.