The rule at this park is that any designated swimming beaches that are guarded prohibit dogs. On these beaches, lifeguards are present and swimming for humans is allowed, but dogs cannot go past the tree line onto the sand. However, there are several furbulous areas of unguarded beaches between these guarded beaches where dogs can kick up the sand and get in the water.
You'll find two such areas on either side of Pine Tree Beach (Beach 9). While Pine Tree Beach itself is a guarded beach, to the west, there's an unguarded area between Leslie Beach and Pine Tree Beach that's pawfect for you to build castles, or wade out into the crystal clear lake waters with your pooch. The second unguarded beach can be found on the east side between Pine Tree Beach and Budney Beach or between Breakwalls 54-59. With these two furbulous areas, your dog will have a blast, but be sure you observe the human rules at these unguarded beaches that prohibit you from swimming. Instead, you can wade out to your knees, about 10 feet from shore. If your dog is itching for more, check out the other dog-friendly beaches in Presque
Isle State Park.
Water fun isn't the only furrific thing to do with your best canine bud at Presque Isle State Park! If a vigorous hike was on your vacation wish list, you won't be disappointed with 17 different trails to explore. Whether meandering along the sand or traversing through forests, you are sure to tucker out your canine sidekick. There's also boat launches, fishing spots, and picnic areas for a great afternoon.
Be sure to bring enough bottled water to share with your adventure pup, and always have clean-up bags to promptly stoop and scoop. You can find human restrooms scattered throughout the park. Since deer ticks call this place home, you should also have adequate protection on your dog too. And keep your dog leashed throughout the state park, including on the sand and in the water.
For a woofderful day of fun in the sun, your dog will love a trip to the dog-friendly beaches surrounding Pine Tree beach at the Presque Isle State Park!