Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Salt Flat

Salt Flat, TX 79847

Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed only in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, picnic areas and campgrounds.

Pets are also allowed on the short trail between the campground and the Pine Springs Visitor Center, and along the Pinery Trail from the visitor center to the Butterfield Station.

Pets are not permitted on most trails or in the backcountry.

For more information about Guadalupe Mountains 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.