Located just 15 miles west of Yellowstone National Park, Henrys Lake State Park is somewhat overshadowed by that globally recognized wilderness area. But don't let that put you off visiting this beautiful little state park, which offers a wide range of activities and experiences for you and your dog to enjoy.
Sprawled along the southern shore of the alpine lake for which it is named, Henrys Lake State Park covers 585 acres of pristine natural scenery. Fishing is a highlight for many park visitors, with the lake considered one of the West's best trout fisheries.
If fishing isn't your thing, why not explore one of the park's many nature trails? There are paved and gravel trails available for hiking, and opportunities for wildlife and wildflower watching abound. And because the park is surrounded on three sides by the Continental Divide, there are gorgeous views to admire almost everywhere you look.
When you're ready to set up camp, the campground boasts 83 serviced campsites spread around the shores of the lake. Best of all, pets are more than welcome to join you. There are also three cabins available but these do not permit pets.
Please note that the park opens the Thursday before Memorial Day and then closes down for winter from the second Saturday of October. You'll also need to make sure you stick to all the park's rules and requirements concerning pets, such as keeping your pet on a leash of six feet or shorter, ensuring that they're well behaved at all times, and cleaning up after your pooch whenever required.
If you can be a responsible pet owner and show courtesy to other park users, you and your furry friend can enjoy a relaxing outdoor getaway in this wonderful outdoor haven. And with Yellowstone just a stone's throw away, Henrys Lake State Park is a great base from which to explore some of the country's best natural scenery.