Kinzua Bridge State Park

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Park Rule: On & Off Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: $11.00
Description

Occupying a large, 338-acre plot of land, Kinzua Bridge State Park is home to a huge array of wildlife, terrain, and activities for visitors to enjoy. Dogs are allowed both on and off-leash throughout this park, and signs are regularly posted to indicate what rules to follow and where.

Kinzua Bridge State Park boats 19 unique trails, all of which are dog-friendly. You can regularly find "cleanup stations" for any doggie business you might have to take care of, and water stations are sprinkled throughout the trailheads. If cycling is more your speed, there are eight different mountain biking trails that are open year-round. These paths are to be ridden at your own risk and are one of the few places in the park where animals are strictly prohibited.

There are two rivers contained within the park, both of which are great for either canoeing or kayaking. Kayak rental is available close to the park's northern entrance and is available year-round for a small fee. Fishing is also allowed on both of these rivers, as long as you're licensed and bring your own gear. Because this is all state land, officials are rather particular about the methods and equipment being used. If you are not quite sure that you are following regulations, it’s always best to ask park officials before engaging in this particular sport.

Hunting is also a popular sport for visitors to Kinzua Bridge State Park, and is available seasonally based on species type. Because state lands are carefully managed, allowances vary from year to year. Information is available at the park's visitor center or through your local licencing office.

Camping is also hugely popular here, and dogs are a very common sight when meandering past fellow "outdoors-people." Two official campsites exist on the park grounds,both of which have RV hookup location and bathroom facilities. Beyond these two "official" sites, there are also several free campsites that can be hiked to off-trail. Maps are available online and at the park's visitor center. Park officials warn that while canines are free to accompany visitors on these off-trail hikes, there always exists the possibility of wildlife encounters. All visitors should bring their pets at their own discretion.

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Smethport, PA 16749
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Smethport, PA 16749
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
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