Highline Lake State Park is exceptionally dog-friendly, providing amenities that a lot of other campsites don't when trying to cater to their canine guests. The entire park area has free disposal bags for Fido's inevitable potty breaks, as well as several areas where you can fill up water dishes or bottles to keep your furry friend hydrated. The adjacent waters here are open to some doggie paddling as well, save for the public swim and boat areas.
Highline Lake State Park offers a 36-site campground, boasting modern amenities you don't see in a lot of standard overnight areas. An on-site, coin-operated laundry facility is provided here, as well as a gift shop and children's play area. The sites themselves all come standard with a campfire ring, grill, and outdoor table in case you're preparing a feast or entertaining guests. Public showers can be found near the swim beach and just outside of the main public restrooms. They also offer dump stations, which means that you can feel free to come in your RV or trailer. If Fido is spending time at Highline, they must be on a 6-foot leash or shorter during their stay.
Hikers and cyclists are both commonly seen on the trails in Highline Lake State Park. This means that Fido needs to be an on a leash if you're going out for a day trip or extended exploration, as there can often be some quick moving traffic on these paths. There's an almost 4-mile stretch called the Highline Lake Trail which is perfect for first-time visitors, as it circles the nearby Highline Lake and gives a great overview of the park's offerings. You can also hop off of this larger loop and enjoy the Blue Heron Ponds Loop, which is smaller and contains a few refuse bins perfect for doggie waste disposal.
Future visitors are warned that overnight guests are required to have both a camping permit and a parks pass to spend the evening. These can be obtained upon entry to Highline Lake State Park, and are priced separately from overnight camping rates. Additionally, while several amenities are offered within Highline, there are often activities in and around the campground that may incur additional costs. Be sure to do your homework when outlining your stay.
During the peak season of May through September, rates increase from $18 per evening to $20.