Kring Point State Park sits on a narrow peninsula in the Thousand Islands region of New York. On one side sits Goose Bay and on the other is the St. Lawrence River.
What this means is that there's water pretty much everywhere you look, and that there's no shortage of water-based recreational activities on offer. But the best part of all is that the park's campground welcomes dogs! There are 100 pet-friendly campsites on offer, around a quarter of which have electricity, and six of the park's eight cabins also permit dogs.
However, there are a few rules and regulations to be aware of. There's a limit of two pets per campsite and pets must be leashed at all times. Pets are not permitted in picnic or bathing areas, and you'll need to dispose of your pooch's waste whenever necessary.
But that won't stop you enjoying this pretty park. Around half of the campsites are right on the water, and just about every cabin and site offer a water view. There are docks on both the river and bay for boaters, along with boat launch sites and a sandy swimming beach. Picnicking is another popular pastime in the park, and you can't deny that food always tastes better when served with a view!
However, there are a couple of downsides. The restrooms, though clean, are a little dated, and some campsites aren't as private or as scenic as others. With this in mind, take a close look at a campground map before making a booking.
The day-use vehicle entry fee for Kring Point State Park is $7 in peak periods, while campsites range from $18 to $30 a night. Please note that an additional $5 nightly surcharge applies for out-of-state visitors, while there's an additional $4 fee on weekends and national holidays.
And though it's only a small park, Kring Point is still a great base for exploring the surrounding area. There's abundant natural beauty in this part of the world -- including impressive state parks like Wellesley Island and Keewaydin -- so there's plenty more to see and experience along the way.