A unique natural rock bridge, dramatic sandstone cliffs, cool summer swimming, camping, and great fishing. These are some of the puptastic things which you can look forward to when you visit Lake Malone State Park with your pooch.
Lake Malone State Park has been a favorite of locals for
decades, thanks in part to its pet-friendly policy. Dogs are allowed on the
trails, giving dog owners a great opportunity to bond with their pets, explore
the surrounding areas, and have fun at the same time. For a quick stroll, hop
on the Wildflower Trail. It’s only a quarter of a mile, so it won’t tire your
pup out. Laurel Trail is 1.5 miles and passes a pawsome waterfall and runs
along part of the shoreline. Both trails take you by unique rock walls that
were once used by Native Americans as shelter. Don’t forget to bring some bags and clean up
after your doggo.
This state park is considered a gem because of its
scenery, and most people find one day not enough time to discover the area and
its natural beauty. The campground is easy to get to and features furrific
amenities like showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. RV and tent sites
are available. Grills and picnic tables make the sites ideal for cooking up
some delicious grub and chilling with your friends.
Lake Malone also happens to be a fishing paradise. It is
perfect for both experienced and novice anglers. Visitors can try catching many
of the lake’s inhabitants such as bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, red ear
sunfish, and channel catfish. If you do not have gear, you will be happy to
know that there is a “fishing loaner program” at the park where visitors can
borrow equipment and other items at no additional fee.
No bones about, Lake Malone State Park will definitely make
your pup’s tail wag!