At Nauvoo State Park, you and your pup can check out so many different activities. Take a walk by the fishing and boating areas on Lake Horton, a human-made lake that is 13 acres and home to a wide variety of fish. You could spend a few nights at one of the 150 campsites or enjoy an afternoon using a picnic shelter.
You and Fluffy can watch children on the playground, or you can take off into the forest for a hike on one of the park's trails. The Trail of Hope is an easy hike and you can read some history along the way. Be sure to read aloud so your pup can hear! There are even excerpts from pioneer's journals on the route so you can gain an insight into the history of the area and our predecessors.
The Locust Nature Trail is also an easy hike, but it is also short. No matter what trails you traverse, be sure to carry some plastic poop bags so you can immediately pick up after your dog. Even though hiking boots are durable, you wouldn't want anyone stepping in a surprise while on the path!
Also, remember to take enough water for the two of you so that you stay healthy and hydrated during your trip. Camping is an excellent option at Nauvoo State Park, and your dog is welcome at the campground. If you want to go camping, you must stop by the main park office and get a camping permit before you set up your tent.
Your pooch must be on his leash at all times, and he should be up-to-date on his vaccinations. Make sure his barking is minimal, and he doesn't disturb the neighbors. Tent walls aren't terribly thick and the barks can get through. Also, just like you have to follow quiet hours, so does your pooch. He should always be able to respond to your command.