Tucked away in New York's Jefferson County, Keewaydin State Park sits on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. It boasts a popular campground, swimming spots, and a host of spectacular rocky outcrops, making it well worth a look for anyone searching for a pet-friendly camping getaway.
Dogs are welcome in Keewaydin State Park if kept on a leash of no more than six feet. Your pet must be under control at all times, and it's essential that you always remember to clean up after your canine. It's also worth pointing out that dogs are not allowed in picnic or bathing areas, so take care to only take your pooch where they're permitted.
Rules and regulations aside, Keewaydin State Park offers the perfect chance to connect with nature and enjoy getting out and about in this beautiful part of the world. There's a sheltered marina on site, and the river is popular for boating and fishing in the summer. When winter hits, ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular pastimes.
The park boasts 48 campsites with some impressive water views. A number of steep, rocky outcroppings dot the landscape between the campsites and the shoreline, providing excellent vantage points (or photography spots) out across the river below.
Other park features include a swimming pool, picnic areas, grills and a playground, while boat rental is available from $30 for a half day. Day-use vehicle entry is $7 during peak periods and $6 during off-peak periods, while campsites range in price from $15 to $23 per night.
While dog owners will no doubt be disappointed that their four-legged friend isn't allowed to join them in the picnic or bathing areas, don't let that stop you from stopping in for a short visit or longer stay at Keewaydin State Park. It's a beautiful park surrounded by beautiful scenery, and your dog will love exploring it with you.