Thayne is a beautiful city in the northern portion of Star Valley, close to the Salt River. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, grasslands, forests, and ranches, Thayne is a friendly community with a number of recreation and outdoor activities for travelers and locals, featuring plenty of local businesses working for the comfort of the residents and tourists. If you're visiting Thayne with your pup, you'll also want to explore the surrounding areas, where you'll find more pet-friendly places, including parks and restaurants. You won't need to travel out of town to find top-notch vet care, though.
Star Valley Ranch RV Park is a woof-derful campground you can visit with your pup to enjoy the beauty of the Wyoming wilderness. You'll have to book a campsite before arriving. Amenities include spots for picnicking and fishing and so much more! Canine campers are very welcome, but should stay on-leash and under control at all times.
As an alternative, Fox Run Park is a bare-bones, shaded public park and a great place to have a picnic with your leashed buddy and friends.
For all visitors in Thayne, stopping by Shoshone National Forest should be number one on the doggy to-do list. This scenic wilderness area occupies more than 2.4 million -- yes, million! -- acres in northwest Wyoming, and features mountains, an abundance of wildlife, multiple playgrounds, glaciers, and uncountable miles of walking trails. Pooches are welcome to join their masters for a challenging hike up and down the mountains and through the forest. If you'd rather stay as close to sea level as possible, the park has got you covered! There are more than 11 picnic sites and 4 scenic byways leading through the forest and offering outstanding views of the mountains.
Jackson is a town in Wyoming located north of Thayne and home to 3 ski areas. The downtown area of this tourist hot-spot is happy to welcome you and your buddy! Here, you'll find a number of pet-friendly eateries with outdoor seating, such as Café Genevieve at East Broadway. This Fido-friendly place offers casual fare and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome at the outdoor seating area. Want to make an un-fur-gettable memory with your pup? Pose for an old-school picture with your pooch at Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos! Don't forget to take some treats for your pup, and say, “Cheese!”.
Located in northwest Wyoming near Moose, Grand Teton National Park is a tranquil spot with flourishing flora and fauna, featuring multiple playgrounds as well as swimming and fishing facilities for all visitors! Your pup is welcome to join you on-leash as well; however, dogs aren't allowed in all areas of the park. They can accompany you near the parking lot, along the roads, and in the picnic areas. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in any buildings or on the hiking trails. Pack a few tasty sandwiches and soak up the beauty of this park while chowing down with your hound in the picnic area. You'll also need to bring some drinking water, as none is provided here.
The most pawpular national park in the US, Yellowstone National Park occupies a great deal of northeastern Wyoming. It is easy to enter the forest from Lake, a town in Wyoming near Yellowstone Lake. The park is huge, covering about 3,500 square miles and offering a range of amazing spots, hot springs, walking trails, and more. The park is home to many wild animals and has the world's largest collection of geysers. Yellowstone National Park is also a pet-friendly spot! Pooches of all temperaments and sizes can roam with their masters, exploring mountains, browsing forests and sniffing out the wildlife! The rules are simple: all canines should remain on-leash -- no exceptions!
Cody is a town in northwest Wyoming located east of Yellowstone National Forest. This friendly community has a furrific park in the southern part of town which you won't want to miss! Beck Lake Bark Park is a fenced, off-leash park with plenty of grass to run and romp in! This pawesome facility has three separate areas. There is a general area for pooches of all sizes, an area for small breeds and a special beach area, which is dedicated to swimming and splashing! The park provides benches and shade, but no drinking water or waste bags.