Located in the panhandle of northern Florida is the city of Cottondale. This pup-friendly town offers fur-iendly things to do. If your pup is ever in need of care, you can be assured that the Panhandle Veterinary Services in the nearby town of Chipley, 10 miles west of Cottondale, is ready and waiting.
For some fun and an overnight excursion, take your pawtastic friend to the Hitchin Post Corral and Campground RV Park? The sites offer either modern amenities or rustic campsites. There are wooded areas where you and your pup can enjoy cooking over an open fire. During the day, unpack your fishing gear and head over to the private lake on site to catch some bass for dinner. Fido will especially love the two separate dog parks located here. They are both fenced and have plenty of grassy areas and shade where pups can romp off leash. Restrooms are located on site, so all you need is your mutt mitts to keep this campground pup-friendly! Be sure to pack plenty of water and food supplies for this overnight adventure together.
Cottondale is the place to unwind and spend some quality time with your wonderful pup!
Pack up your pup and head to the Central Marianna neighborhood of the city of Marianna, 9 miles east of Cottondale.Here you will find family and pup-friendly Spring Creek Park. If you like fishing, this is the place to be. Bring your pole and your enthusiasm and see about catching dinner to share with Fido! There is a well-traveled boardwalk that your pup will absolutely love, so this is the place to take Fido for an on-leash stroll together. You will find restroom facilities and plenty of water fountains on site. Remember mutt mitts to keep this park pristine.
Head to the South Chipley neighborhood in the city of Chipley, 10 miles west of Cottondale, with your fur-ever friend and spend the day at Falling Waters State Park. There are two pup-friendly on-leash hikes which Fido will love. Try the Sink Hole Trail boardwalk hike to the waterfall that is touted as Florida’s highest. Or take the two other walking trails which meander throughout the beautiful forested landscape. These two trails are rated as challenging for some so plan accordingly. Plan to go fishing in the two-acre stocked lake and take a picnic lunch to share under the pavilions.
In the North Marianna neighborhood, of the city of Marianna, 9 miles east of Cottondale, you and your pawtastic pup can enjoy the Caverns State Park.This park offers areas for hiking, which are rated as fur-iendly for pups and horses as well! And don’t miss the great fishing spots on the Chipola River. Try the Blue Hole spring to catch some dinner for you and your pup, or take Fido on a canoe or boat ride. There are picnicking spots perfect for sharing lunch together and camping facilities for an overnighter. Pups are welcome on leash throughout.
The Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area in the Mccall Lane/ Mashburn Road neighborhood of the city of Marianna, 9 miles east of Cottondale, offers 226 acres of outdoor adventure along the Apalachicola River. This fantastic place features the Hinson Trail, which meanders around the perimeter of the park. Be sure that your pup is in pawtastic shape as this trail is ‘rugged’ in many areas. Take this hike For 4 miles to complete the circuit and pass by the Alamo Cave for a scenic view. It is advised to pack plenty of water for you and your pup to share.