The Little River State Park, or the Claude Kelly State Park as it is also known, is near Atmore in Alabama. This state park is over two thousand acres of stunning pine forest with a twenty-five-acre lake, walking trails and campsites. Like most state parks in Alabama, it's pet-friendly. There is a $3 admission fee for adults to enter the park, a $2 charge for children and under five's are free.
While the Little River State Park welcomes dogs, they are expected to be under their owner's control at all times. Pups must stay leashed when on the trails for their safety as well as for the security and comfort of other park users. This state park has no designated off-leash area or specific zone dedicated as a dog park. If pet owners are camping overnight, they must make sure their dog is quiet during the night hours.
This state park offers visitors various options for extended stays, but the cabins and trailers in the park do not cater to dogs. Pet owners may keep their dog with them if they hire a primitive tent spot which costs $15 a day or if they have an RV. Full RV hook-up carries a charge of $30 daily or for just water and electricity, $25. For visitors who want to go canoeing or kayaking, there is a $5 boat launch charge.
There's some great fishing at this park, but for pet parents, hiking the trails with their dog is what brings them back time after time. The Gazebo Trail, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is an easy to moderate three-mile loop with great scenic views. Pet owners must carry poop bags with them and remove all trace of dog excrement as soon as it's deposited. They should also ensure their pet doesn't disturb any of the wildlife they might encounter along the way.