When the weekend rolls around, pack up your pooch and head over to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park for a much needed break. This woofderful park is nestled on a wooded plateau that surrounds a portion of the Green River. Your pupster will definitely get a healthy dose of Mother Nature when they visit.
Rafters and kayakers flock to this locale for the epic
white water rapids. They range
from Class II to Class IV, making these rapids best suited for the experts. Since your pooch pawbably isn’t an avid
kayaker, they will be happy to know there are three miles of hiking trails that
wander throughout the park. The River Trail is a beautiful hike that lets your
pup see the Green River from dry land. Ferns, wildflowers, cottonwoods, and
spruces make this 2.5 mile round trip trail extra puptacular. Don’t forget to have water and clean up bags available.
If your doggo wants to stay the night at Kanaskat-Palmer
State Park, reserve one of the many campsites. There are 25 available and 19 of
them accommodate RVs with electricity hookups.
The other six sites have yurts, picnic tables, and grills. The
campground contains ADA accessible bathrooms and showers and one dump station. If
you are just visiting for the day, enjoy an outdoor meal with your pooch at one
of the picnic shelters or tables. Bringing the whole pack along? Reserve the group
shelter and have access to two standing barbecues.
To enter Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, you must have a
Discover Pass or purchase a day pass. An annual Discover Pass costs $30 and
gives you access to 100 state parks, 700 water access points, and 350
campsites. Do your doggo a favor and get one so you two can have endless
Your pup will go mutts over this pawsome park!