In recent years, erosion has destroyed a large portion of the beach. Though the beach remains and access is still granted to the public, park officials often recommend other area beaches to families camping on their grounds. Since dogs aren't allowed on the beaches in the park in any case, you and your pup can explore the rest of the park, on a lead of no greater than six feet at all times.
Check out the pawrific trails that cover 2.5 miles. To the east of the campsites, you'll find several loops that meander through wooded and open land. You can spot hawks in the sky, or native plants like sassafras on the ground. Other furbulous activities here include biking, boating, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and metal detecting. Picnic areas are scattered throughout as well.
Stay overnight for an extended adventure in one of the modern and primitive campsites or cabins. All are available for rent by reservation, and there are additional charges for any rentals. Modern bathrooms which contain both water access and showers are near the campsites. Drinking water is available here to help keep Fido well-hydrated.
To access the grounds, you'll need a Recreation Passport. These are available for $11 for residents, either at the gate or when they renew their vehicle license, and allows entry into any state park for a year. Visitors from out of state may pay $9 to obtain a daily pass, or can purchase a Recreation Passport for a year of park use for $32.
Dogs visiting Orchard Beach State Park are required to be current on immunizations, and have a valid license tag. Be sure to have enough drinking water on hand, and clean-up bags, and always pick up whatever your pup leaves behind.
If you're looking for a great vacation getaway for Fido and the whole family, bring the clan to visit Orchard Beach State Park!