Located on the banks of the Mississippi River near Cassville, Wisconsin, Nelson Dewey State Park is a popular state park that offers year-round recreational opportunities for visitors. Best of all, it offers a pretty little family campground where pets are more than welcome to stay.
Covering more than 700 acres, the park was once part of the Stonefield Estate of Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin's first governor. It overlooks the Mississippi from atop a 500-foot bluff, providing a dramatic backdrop and some quite impressive views.
There's also plenty to do during your stay in Nelson Dewey State Park. There are approximately two miles of hiking trails for those wishing to do a little nature exploration, while three separate picnic areas all feature picnic tables and grills.
While the park itself doesn't feature river access, it' still a popular destination for those looking to go fishing, boating, canoeing, or kayaking. A boat launching ramp can be found at nearby Riverside Park in Cassville.
And if you visit during the winter months, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking are all available. When entering the park, a daily admission fee of $8 applies for vehicles with Wisconsin plates, but this fee increases to $11 for vehicles with out-of-state plates.
If you're staying for a night or three, the Nelson Dewey State Park family campground has 45 individual sites, 18 of which are electric. Four of these sites are walk-in only and offer some truly spectacular views of the Mississippi.
Pets are welcome in the campground, but you'll need to make sure you abide by all park rules and show common courtesy to other visitors. This means you'll need to stick to designated pet-friendly areas, keep your dog leashed and under control, and clean up their waste whenever required.
If you're willing to take responsibility for your dog, there's nothing to stop you enjoying a wonderful pet-friendly camping vacation in this beautiful Wisconsin state park.