You can also fish in areas of the beach that are not designated for swimming, and kayaking is an option as well! This beach and park is a large area and does get crowded in the summer. You must keep your dog on a leash for both their safety and the safety of the other dogs and people enjoying this beach and park as well.
Dogs must be kept in areas where dogs are permitted, which means staying on the dog-friendly trail and in some other areas of the park as well. There are not poop bags available, so you will need to bring your bags to clean up after your dog goes potty. Dogs are generally not allowed on the actual beach during the summer months when it is very crowded, but they are allowed to go on the beach in the off-season. There is much more leniency during the colder months for pets on the beach.
Overall, this is a good option for you and your dog when you are looking to explore a state park with your furry friend. However, if you want to take them in the summer or take them for a swim in the water, you may want to find a more dog-specific beach for them to run around on.