Tahoe National Forest

California 96126

  • Pets are allowed anywhere in the forest provided they are contained (as in a vehicle or a cage) or leashed at all times.

Please note the following exceptions - pets are not allowed:

  • on the grounds of the Red Rock District Heritage Sites (Palatki, Honanki, and V Bar V Ranch Rock Art site)

  • at Grasshopper Point

  • Red Rock State Park.

Pets are allowed at Slide Rock State Park, but they are not allowed down by the water.

Pets are allowed at Elden Pueblo except during "schools" and planned programs.

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.