Whether you're fishing in a peaceful stream or embarking on a steep and challenging hike, Medoc Mountain State Park offers recreational activities to suit all tastes. And because this North Carolina state park is pet-friendly, you can experience the best it has to offer with your furry friend right by your side.
Situated in Halifax County, this 3,893-acre park is the supposed home of Bigfoot, and cryptozoologists have even studied the park for evidence. If you'd like to embark on your own Bigfoot search, there are 10 miles of hiking trails that wind their way beside creeks, up and along ridges, and through the forests. Ten miles of bridle trails are also available, while mountain bikers are welcome to tackle nine miles of trails over rolling terrain.
If you're looking for something a little more relaxed, you can launch your canoe or kayak on Little Fishing Creek for a leisurely paddle. The water is usually perfect for beginners, but check ahead as high water levels can create dangerous conditions.
Fishing is also popular in this aptly-named creek, which also happens to be considered one of the cleanest streams in the state. From redbreast sunfish and bluegill to warmouth and chain pickerel, there are plenty of species on offer.
When you're ready to set up camp, the Medoc Mountain State Park campground features 34 sites, 12 of which have electric hookups. Four group camping areas are also provided and pets are allowed on all sites.
As always, you'll need to make sure you clean up after your pooch whenever necessary. Your pet will also need to be kept on a leash of six feet or shorter and under control at all times.
Medoc Mountain State Park offers a diverse array of natural scenery and recreational experiences to enjoy. If you're looking for a pet-friendly camping destination in North Carolina, this grrreat state park is one of the best.