New Jersey has some of the best state parks to hike with your dog that you will find anywhere. But you have to do it one day at a time because at the end of every day you have to pack up your dog and leave because dogs are not allowed in New Jersey state campgrounds. Until now...
Beginning this June the state began a pilot program of allowing dogs in three state campgrounds: Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, Parvin State Park, and Wharton State Forest. Dogs will be allowed until the end of 2009 at which time the experience will be evaluated. The same thing happened in Pennsylvania a few years back when they broke their prohibition against dogs in state campgrounds in six test parks. Today most of the Pennsylvania parks allow your dog to stay overnight.
Hopefully the same thing will happen in New Jersey. Give it a try and show off your well-behaved camp dog - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/pet_friendly_camping.html.
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