If you're looking for some serious cave exploration, lovely waterfalls, natural stone dams, scenic lakes, or bubbling creeks, then visit Devil's Den State Park in Arizona. This park is over 2,500-acres of gorgeous land just waiting for you and Fluffy to explore. There are over 11 trails for you to trek and a variety of campsites and cabins of varying accommodations for you to stay at.
Some of the trails, including the Butterfield Hiking Trail that is 15 miles, connects through the Ozark National Forest. In order to use the Butterfield Hiking Trail, you must obtain a free permit from the Visitor Center before beginning your hike. This trail is part of the Arkansas Trail System, too.
This is a long hike, so make sure you pack enough water for you and Fluffy and also take plenty of plastic bags to clean up after your dog immediately while on the trail. Other trails that might not be as intimidating are the Devil's Den Self-Guided Trail that is only 1.5 miles with moderate difficulty or the Lake Trail that is only a half mile one way and has easy difficulty.
Both trails offer beautiful views of wildlife and natural habitat and the Lake Trail will lead you to a dam made by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Camping is also available at Devil Den's State Park. You can stay at a primitive campsite which is tents only, or you can upgrade to a cabin with a kitchen and fireplace. In the summer, the pool is open, and the cafe is open seasonally.
There's also a playground and picnic areas to use, too. Dogs are allowed at the campground, but they are not allowed in buildings, so it's best to call and confirm if your pooch can join you in a cabin. Always make sure your dog is up to date with vaccinations and is under your control at all times. Do not leave him unattended and he cannot enter buildings or swimming areas.