The Douthat State Park is listed ion the National Register of Historic Places because of its importance in the development of our parks system nationwide. This park been serving local families since 1936 and was initially built during the Great Depression in cooperation with the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Camping is very popular here, due to the diversity of the facilities offered as well as the perks that accompany an overnight pass. Swimming is free for overnight guests during their stay, as well as boat launching. There are 15 log cabins available for rental, all of which contain modern amenities like AC and full showers. During the off-season, rentals for these cabins are only available in 5-day stretches or longer.
Quiet hours are from 10 PM to 6 AM, and public parking is included with your overnight pass. In addition to these cabins, there are also three lodges available that can accommodate up to 15 people. Canines are allowed in and around these cabins as long as they are owned by guests staying on the premises. All dogs are to remain leashed up throughout their visits.
Hiking is offered at the Douthat State Park as well, with over 43 miles of trails to choose from. Most of these trails provide a great view of the forest scenery, and you will most likely come across at least one or two waterfalls to enjoy! Doggie stations are located at each trailhead, so make sure to grab some bags in case your canine leaves any messes behind.
Dogs are to be kept on a six-foot leash or shorter throughout their stay. The 50-acre Rounder Lake is regularly stocked with trout in case you are looking for a fishing excursion. This lake requires no permits to come and try your luck on, so pack up your gear and come down for an adventure. Canines are allowed on the shores of this lake, provided they do not leave any messes behind.