Aside from the spectacular sunsets over one of the Great Lakes, visitors to Selkirk Shores State Park can also experience outstanding hiking and biking trails, as well as exceptional fishing. There is a mix of lush woodlands and meadows so if you are ever on your way, you should remember to bring your binoculars so that you can make the most of the fantastic views.
If you are an aficionado of birdwatching, you will be delighted to know that the park is directly in the migration route for numerous bird species. This dog-friendly state park is also a lovely place for frazzled individuals to pitch a tent and stay a little bit longer. There are numerous campsites directly overlooking a bluff on Lake Ontario. Small boats can be launched quickly from the Mexico Point Boat Launch on the Little Salmon River.
Pets are welcome as long as they are caged or on a leash that is not longer than six feet. However, they are not permitted in Cabins 29 or 30, as well as Cottage 25. There is a camping base fee of $15 and a reservation fee of $9 per night, as well as additional fees for amenities. In total there are 143 campsites and 24 pet-friendly cabins so that you can share the incredible park experience with your four-legged best friend.
Dogs must always be on a leash, and since there are no separate areas for pooches of varying sizes and other animals, pet parents must be in control of their dogs. Pets are not allowed in the swimming pool, but they are allowed on the beach so they can frolic and play catch to their heart’s content.
No dog scooper bags are available, so if you are a dog owner, you should bring some to pick up after your dog and be responsible enough to throw dog waste in the trash cans located all throughout. There is also a wide array of activities available near Selkirk Shores State Park such as a historical society and a fishing charters.