Big Bend National Park - Panther Junction Visitor Center
310 Alsate Dr, Big Bend National Park, TX, 79834, US
Go on a laid back camping trip!
Special Interest: Camping
I Big Bend National Park (Big Bend National Park, TX) is the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology.
This park is not very dog friendly. You can take your dog in your car or camping, but they must be leashed on a 6 foot leash and attended at all times. Dogs are NOT allowed on trails, in backcountry or by the river, which limits severely how much you can do with your dog here. The park’s busy season is November through April.
If you want to visit Big Bend National Park, but also want to do more with your dog, consider staying at Big Bend Ranch State Park which is much more dog friendly.
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Location: Big Bend National Park, TX | Texas
Items Needed: Water, Poop Bags, First Aid Kit, Tick Removal Tool, 6 Foot Non-Retractable Leash or Hands-Free Leash, Paw Protection, Sun Protection, Reflective Gear On Your Dog, Other Appropriate Gear, Insect Repellent, Camping Gear
Safety: Some campsites and parks may restrict where dogs can be. Make sure that you comply with all park rules and regulations and consult your vet for proper vaccinations. Stay home if the weather is too hot or cold. Source a local vet close to where you will be camping in case of emergencies. Campgrounds should always be set away from riverbeds or low ground to avoid flash floods. Beginner campers should stick to designated camping areas. Bring fresh water - at least a gallon or more per person or dog and more if physically active.
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