The grand 640 acres at the Port Crescent State Park offer a plethora of activities and wildlife for you and your little four-legged friend to check out. The Port Crescent State Park is home to a dark sky preserve, which is an excellent way to go stargazing and it is only one of a few in the state.
Other amenities include hiking, canoeing, camping, hunting, fishing, and bird watching. You can take your pup with you throughout the park, but make sure your furry friend does not enter any swimming areas or buildings unless it's designated for dogs. There is one shoreline that is canine-friendly along the Pinnebog River, where it meets the lake.
You can reach this doggie approved area by following the hiking trails that are close to the campground and going over the steel bridge. If you're not sure where it's at, ask a park ranger or grab a map. Your dog should also remain on a leash that is no longer than six feet while at the Port Crescent State Park.
The park offers camping at modern campsites and cabins, but your pup is only allowed at the modern campsites. Those campsites provide electrical service, modern restrooms, a sanitation station, and many sites have a view of the water. To reserve a campsite, you can go online and pick your site, just make sure it is dog-friendly.
When you're camping, make sure your dog is always on a leash, but never leave your furry friend unattended. You also need to bring enough plastic bags to clean up after your dog when he goes to the bathroom. If you and your four-legged friend get tired of the campsite, try going for a hike on one of the three trails.
The trails vary in distance from three-quarters of a mile to three and a half miles. The Dunes Nature Trail is three-quarters of a mile and has interpretative signs along the way. The three and a half mile trail is the Day-Use Trail and is for hikers and skiers in the winter.