Dog Friendly Oregon
Traveling with your dog? Find dog friendly beaches, parks and places to explore together across the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.
Exploring With Your Dog
Enjoy the region's many dog friendly parks and public lands. Dogs can be ideal travel companions, especially on the hiking trail or in the water.
Dog Friendly Beaches
Oregon's public beaches are a great place for dogs. Who else is going to express such glee at discovering a skittering crab or a receding wave? Well, others may, but not by running and leaping and barking and generally indicating that life is truly remarkable.
Just make sure that your dog is under voice control at all times. In Oregon State Parks, dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet. And from March to September, dogs are restricted from plover nesting areas.
Dogs need a little off leash time with a chance to make new friends. Sniff out these popular dog parks - there are even some areas dedicated to small dogs only.
- 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene OR 97405
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- 90064 Coburg Rd, Eugene OR 97408
- P: 541.682.2000 Book Now
Comprised of 402 acres (163 ha), Eugene's largest riverfront park hosts year-round festivals, running and walking races, and community events. Visitors can enjoy Alton Baker's 230 acres (93 ha) of natural area, a fenced off-leash dog park, Cuthbert Amphitheatre, Pre's Trail, the Nobel Peace Park, and the Eugene Science Center. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course (12 holes during special events). Easy access to the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System with a 12-mile (19-km) path. Fish for trout, salmon, steelhead and bass. 2 boat ramps allow for canoe, kayak, SUP, and boating on the Willamette River Water Trail. Wheelchair accessible.
Free maps available at www.eugene-or.gov/parks.
- 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene OR 97401
- P: 541.682.4800 Book Now
This 4,700 acre recreation area is the largest of Lane County's 71 parks. Within the park, 17 miles (27 km) of trails provide hiking and horseback riding access to the summit of Mount Pisgah and diverse natural areas. Some trails are steep with rocky terrain but still suitable for both hikers and equestrians. Dogs are welcome leashed on Trails 1 & 2. On all other trails dogs may be off-leash but under owners voice command at all times. The Coast Fork Willamette River can be accessed via the short hiking trails from the northern parking lot. Suitable for canoes, kayaks, and SUPs; but carrying one’s boat over uneven terrain is required. DAY-USE FEE AREA/RECREATION PASS REQUIRED
- 34639 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene OR 97405
- P: 541.344.8350 Book Now
- 6100 Thurston Rd, Springfield OR 97478
- P: 541.736.4244 Book Now
- 595 Crest Drive, Eugene OR 97405
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Dog Friendly Hotels
Pet policies vary widely by hotel. Search by the amenities field for pet-friendly accommodations and talk directly with the properties.