Hike With Your Dog

the site where you won't be able to wipe the wag off your dog's tail


National Parks With Hiking

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park

Links to National Forests With Hiking
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

State Parks With Hiking
Wisconsin State Parks

Several Wisconsin state parks are especially welcoming to dogs:

          • Bong State Recreation Area maintains a dog training area for dogs to be off leash.
          • Chippewa Moraine State recreation Area allows dogs off leash except in the picnic area.
          • Governor Dodge State Park has a pet swim area next to each swimming beach and designated pet picnic areas.
          • Governor Nelson State Park has a pet beach.
          • High Cliff State Park features two pet picnic areas.
          • Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit has designated pet picnic areas and dog training areas.
          • Kohler-Andrae State Park has a dog beach.
          • Lake Kegonsa State Park has a dog beach.
          • Whitefish Dunes State Park allows dogs on the beach.

Dogs are not permitted in Heritage Hill State Park, Copper Culture State Park and portions of Kettle Moraine State Forest and Havenwoods StateForest. Otherwise dogs can not go in picnic areas, on beaches, in buildings, on playgrounds, on marked nature trails or on groomed cross-country skiing trails.

 Amnicon Falls State Park

 Aztalan State Park

 Big Bay State Park

 Black River State Forest

 Blue Mound State Park

 Bong State Recreation Area

 Browntown-Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area

 Brule River State Forest

 Buckhorn State Park

 Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area

 Copper Falls State Park

 Devil's Lake State Park

 Flambeau River State Forest

 Governor Dodge State Park

 Governor Knowles State Forest

 Governor Nelson State Park

 Harrington Beach State Park

 Hartman Creek State Park

 High Cliff State Park

 Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area

 Interstate State Park

 Kettle Moraine State Forest

 Kinnickinnic State Park

 Kohler-Andrae State Park

 Lake Kegonsa State Park

 Lake Wissota State Park

Merrick State Park 

 Mill Bluff State Park

 Mirror Lake State Park

 Natural Bridge State Park

 New Glarus Woods State Park

 Newport State Park

 Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest

 Pattison State Park

 Peninsula State Park

 Perrot State Park

 Pike Lake State Park

 Point Beach State Forest

 Potawatomi State Park

 Rib Mountain State Park

 Roche-A-Cri State Park

 Rock Island State Park

 Rocky Arbor State Park

 Whitefish Dunes State Park

 Wildcat Mountain State Park

 Willow River State Park

 Wyalusing State Park

 Yellowstone Lake State Park



Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In Wisconsin

Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In Wisconsin

Submitted by Dirk I've been enjoying your website, and I noticed that you are missing two great dog - friendly hiking trails in Wisconsin. The Ice Age Trail - I attached a map of the North Kettle Moraine to this email which has a 32+ mile section of the Ice Age Trail pass through, and is a one hour drive northwest of Milwaukee. http://www.iceagetrail.org/trail-map-and-current-conditions And the North Country Nat'l Scenic Trail, which also goes through North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. http://northcountrytrail.org/trail/states/wisconsin/

Submitted by Kim
Here are a few that I've taken our dogs:

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kohlerandrae/ with pet map: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kohlerandrae/pdfs/kapetmap.pdf


with a recommendation:

Here's a handy pet welcome guide for the parks in WI:

I've also taken them to the Devils Lake Park in Baraboo, WI. I'm too lazy to look up their websitbut I think its listed on the pet welcome guide link.

Thanks! WI must be getting better about allowing our 4 legged friends in parks. I've only lived here 5 years now and honestly have not met with many problems.

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