A peaceful nature getaway in Oregon where you can camp side by side with your canine pal -- sounds pretty grrr-eat, huh? Well, that's exactly what you can expect at Cascadia State Park, a 253-acre park located on the banks of the South Santiam River.
It's a tranquil spot for anyone looking to escape the daily grind and get back to nature. There are two hiking trails that offer the pawfect opportunity to explore the park on foot. The first runs for three-quarters of a mile and leads to the gorgeous Soda Creek Falls, while a more recently constructed trail winds its way among majestic Douglas fir trees along the river.
If you're looking to go fishing or swimming, the river is the perfect spot to do just that. There's also a large open play meadow that's ideal for some family fun and games, but the best feature of all for dog lovers is that Cascadia State Park has its own off-leash doggy exercise area.
While Cascadia State Park is quite large, the campground itself is peaceful and secluded. There are just 22 tent sites with water nearby, as well as two reservable group tent areas. Dogs are welcome on all campsites, so there's no excuse not to bring your furry friend along for the trip. Please note that while the park is open for day use all year round, the campground is only open from May 1 to September 30. Daily rates for tent sites start at $17.
You'll also need to abide by all park rules and regulations regarding pets during your visit. These include sticking to designated dog-friendly areas, ensuring that your pooch is leashed and under control at all times, and cleaning up after your furry friend whenever necessary.
If you can perform these simple tasks, you'll be doing your bit to ensure that parks like this one continue to allow canine campers -- and that's a very good thing indeed!