Rickwood Caverns State Park is a place where you can explore, camp, and picnic on the grounds where the 260 million-year-old limestone caves are. You and your furry friend can sniff around the campsites at the park and enjoy the great outdoors. There are a variety of accommodations at the park.
With 13 campsites, you can choose from developed ones that can accommodate any size RV trailers, or you can choose one of the four campsites that are rustic. The campgrounds are regularly patrolled 24 hours a day, and there is access to a bathroom and showers as well as a dump station. The cost of one campsite is $27.14, without fees.
There's a maximum of two dogs per site, and you should tell the park ranger when you check in that you have a furry friend with you. Make sure your pooch is always on a leash no longer than six feet and can respond to your call. Your dog should not be aggressive, and your dog must be up-to-date on vaccinations and registration; you'll need to be certain your pup is sporting the tags on a collar.
Most importantly about bringing your tail wagging buddy with you, make sure you pack enough plastic poop bags so you can clean up after your dog. You want to leave your campsite better than when you found it, and if you're hiking a trail, be sure to pick up after your pooch then, too.
There is a lot to do at the campground, including geocaching, gem mining, and exploring the cave, but your pup cannot enter the caves, any buildings, or swimming areas. You can take your canine on a hike and follow the Fossil Mountain Trail. Hikers report that it is a short trail, but it is great for kids. Make sure your furry friend is on his leash whenever you hike.