The Lake Le-Agua-Na State Park is a pet-friendly camping and recreational facility near Lena in Illinois. The park covers almost seven hundred and twenty acres of land and incorporates a lake, campgrounds, hiking and cycling paths, plus equestrian trails. It's a popular spot for weekend fishing and boating trips too.
There's a multitude of activities to be enjoyed both with a human family and furry family members. In winter, after it's snowed, it's possible to practice various winter sports such as cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Dogs do need to be leashed at all times wherever they are in the park, and there is no designated off-leash area.
Plus, there are some places in the park where dogs are not permitted. If pet parents are visiting the state park during the summer, they'll be able to enjoy taking a swim from the small beach on the lake shore. This activity, as much as a pup would love to leap into the water, is not for pets. For those pet families camping overnight, it's expected for a dog to be reasonably quiet.
If a pup is found to be causing a disturbance, by barking or howling, the pet family may be requested to either board the dog in kennels or leave the park. The campsite at Lake Le-Agua-Na State Park is open all year round, but some amenities, such as the bathrooms at the RV site are only operational from May through to November.
Campers who take their dogs with them are reminded that not all those folk who enjoy the great outdoors are pet lovers. It's essential to respect other peoples privacy, keep all dogs under control and to make sure they don't defecate at an inopportune moment and upset other campers. All dog excrement has to be picked up immediately, bagged and disposed of in any of the specially purposed containers throughout the park.