The Jasper State Recreation Site is a sixty-five-acre state park in Oregon which is visited by almost sixty thousand people annually. The park can be accessed via Jasper Park Drive which leads off Jasper Park Road. Parking charges are applicable for vehicles entering the park. Standard day-use costs $5, an annual day-use parking permit is $30 and twenty-four months costs $50.
Day use of the park facility is restricted to 1st of May through to the 30th of September. This forested parkland is intersected by the Willamette River which is popular for fishing and kayaking. There are riverside trails to explore, playgrounds for youngsters and sports fields for the energetic. There's good news for dog owners. Fur babies are welcome anywhere in this state park so long as they're kept on their leashes.
The bonus for pet parents at this recreation site is the Oregon parks department didn't forget pups like to have some off-leash time too, and they've designated a pretty attractive zone where they can do just that. Downstream of the river, at the Middle Fork section, there's an off-leash area where pups can have some serious outdoor diversion without leash restrictions.
Can they swim? Sadly not, but they can splash in the shallows if they're on their leash. The Oregon State park department recommends taking plenty of food and water if you're planning on hiking the trails through Jasper State Recreational Site with your pup. Taking poop bags is a must too as all pet poop needs to be picked up, bagged and disposed of responsibly, which could mean carrying it with you for a while.
It is strictly prohibited to dump used poop bags anywhere in the park as this is not only unsanitary and turns a beautiful place ugly, it eventually breaks down and contaminates the river. There's already been some level of lead contamination in the restroom water system; they don't need poop pollution in the river to deal with too.