If you love canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, not to mention camping with your canine, Faver-Dykes State Park is well worth a visit. Despite the fact that it's just a few minutes from I-95, the park offers a wilderness camping experience you can share with your dog.
With 30 campsites for tents and RVs, the Faver-Dykes State Park campground is surrounded by hardwood forest. Sites are spacious and well-shaded, and all have water and electrical hookups. Though hot showers and flush toilets are provided, some visitors have reported that the restrooms aren't always as clean and well-maintained as they should be.
Well-behaved pets are permitted in the campground, but make sure to pick up after your dog whenever required. You'll also need to follow all posted rules about where dogs are and aren't permitted, but this shouldn't stop you having a paw-some time in this beautiful park.
Pellicer Creek runs along the southern border of Faver-Dykes State Park and offers easy access to a host of water sports. There's a boat ramp where you can launch canoes, kayaks, and small boats, and this peaceful waterway boasts an average depth of between two and six feet. Don't have your own vessel? Canoe rentals are available at the park. There's also a fishing dock for anglers wanting to target red drum, black drum, spotted seatrout, and more.
If you want to do some exploring on land, there are four nature trails provided for hikers. The Campground Nature Trail is popular with campers and offers some lovely creek views, while the Hiram Faver Trail offers a longer 2.6-mile trek to a lookout over the Pellicer Flats.
There's plenty to see and do in Faver-Dykes State Park, so take the time to experience it all. A $5 vehicle entrance fee applies, and some campers have reported difficulty accessing the campground with larger trailers. Ticks can also be abundant at certain times of year, so remember to check your dog regularly for any telltale signs.
You and Fido will pawsitively love your stay Faver-Dykes State Park!