Saint Robert, Missouri attracts tourists from all over for its soldier graduation ceremonies at the nearby Fort Leonard Wood Army Installation. It's also considered the commerce hub of Pulaski County, but it's not all business here! Whether you’re there to live or just visiting, there are plenty of dog-friendly attractions in this city. Saint Robert is home to several great urban parks, which make dog ownership a breeze. These include the Paddock Estates Neighborhood Park, the Plattner Neighborhood Park and the George Reed Roadside Park. None of these are official dog parks, so your pup will need to stay leashed and be picked up after.
Everyone, humans and dogs alike, needs a break from the city, and when that time comes the Shundahai Campgrounds are a great place to go. This campground located in the east end of Saint Robert, and along the scenic Big Piney River. The campsite is dog friendly, features a community kitchen available for use, and even offers Teepee camping!
Saint Robert also has many pet friendly hotels to choose from. A pawpular choice is the Candlewood Suites. This hotel allows two dogs per room for an extra fee. There is a grassy area outside for your dog to do his business, and they even offer milkbones at check in! Whether you’re visiting on business or as a tourist, Saint Robert makes it easy to bring along your dog!
Residents and dogs of the Shalom Mountain and Northern Heights neighborhood in Saint Robert love living near the Roubidoux Creek Conservation Area. It’s a popular place for dog walkers and anyone in need of some fresh air and greenery. This 178 acre area is made up of wetlands, grasslands, and forests with the views of the Roubidoux Creek gently rolling through. Although there are no official trails developed yet, there are rough walking paths you can hike through, and plans to develop approximately 3 miles of trails. Leashed dogs are welcome to explore the area as well, but don’t forget to bring doggy waste bags to help keep the area clean!
The Oak Point neighborhood in Saint Robert is the proud home of one of the city’s best urban parks, the Saint Robert Municipal Park. This park is a great area for families and dogs relax and play. Amenities include a playground, restroom facilities, and three picnic pavilions. If you and your pup get tired out from all the playtime, there are plenty of benches where you can relax and enjoy the views. Leashed dogs are welcome, but need to be picked up after. Right nearby is Panera Bread, which has 6 pet friendly outdoor tables. Head there first thing in the morning to try some fresh baked pastries and a specialty coffee!
People and puppers that are up for a challenge will love the Ft. Leonard Towersite. To reach the top of the 100 foot steel tower is quite the climb, and the steps may be a tad rickety, but the breathtaking views of the surrounding woodland park are worth the effort. It’s also a great way to enjoy a birds eye view of Saint Roberts. If you’re not quite up to the climb, you can enjoy the surrounding green space. The area is primarily used for hunting, but leashed dogs are welcome to hike and play. Hunting dogs are allowed off leash for hunting and training only. Don’t forget the doggy waste bags to pick up after your pet.
Just a 20 minute drive from Saint Robert, in the City Center neighborhood of Dixon, you’ll find another fantastic getaway for you and your dog. This neighborhood is full of beautiful nature, and is home to the Boiling Spring Campground. This dog friendly campground is located along the Gasconade River, and across from the Boiling Spring, which is Missouri's 14th largest natural spring. The campsites include water, electricity, picnic tables and campfire grills. The nearby river not only offers beautiful views, but great opportunities for swimming, fishing and tube floating. Your leashed dog is free to join in on the fun of exploring and camping with you!