Redwood National and State Parks


  • Pets are allowed at these developed campgrounds:

    • Elk Prairie Campground

    • Gold Bluffs Beach

    • Mill Creek Campground

    • Jedediah Smith Campground;

  • Pets are allowed at these beaches

    • Freshwater Beach

    • Gold Bluffs Beach

    • Hidden Beach

    • Crescent Beach

  • Pets are allowed on these gravel roads

    • Cal Barrel Road

    • Walker Road.

  • Pets are not allowed on any park trails or at ranger-led programs.

For more information about Redwood National and State Parks 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.