Great Basin National Park


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

  • in the campgrounds

  • in front of the visitor centers

  • along roads

Pets are not permitted on trails or in the backcountry of the park, except leashed pets on the Lexington Arch Trail and the Great Basin Visitor Center to Baker Trail

For more information about Great Basin National Park see here.

Before You Go Exploring in the USA

For a discussion on state law regarding cats, see here.

Most locations require pets to be on a leash less than 6 feet long. 

Typically pets are not permitted in public buildings.

National Parks

Unlike Australia, pets are welcome in National Parks in America

Cats are welcome:

  • in developed areas

  • on many trails and campgrounds

  • in some lodging facilities

Cats must be restrained, either on a leash (not exceeding 6 feet in length) or caged/crated.

Pets are not permitted:

  • in public buildings

  • public transport

  • designated swimming beaches

National Forests

Cats are allowed in national forests, but must be kept on leash (less than 6 feet in length) while in developed recreation areas and interpretive trails.

Cats are not permitted in swimming areas.