BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- A new ‘Park with Pets’ policy is allowing dogs to stay over night at state park cabins.
“The new policy is in response to a growing number of State Park visitors who want to enjoy the great outdoors with their dogs,” said the Office of State Parks.
There will be a surcharge of $40 dollar per dog to stay in a cabin overnight. Each cabin is allowed a maximum of two dogs.
The following state parks will take on the Park with Pets policy:
- Bayou Segnette State Park
- Bogue Chitto State Park
- Chemin-A-Haut State Park
- Chicot State Park
- Cypremort Point State Park
- Fontainebleau State Park
- Jimmie Davis State Park
- Lake Claiborne State Park
- Lake D’Arbonne State Park
- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- North Toledo Bend State Park
- Palmetto Island State Park
- Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
- Sam Houston Jones State Park
- South Toledo Bend State Park
- Tickfaw State Park
A certain amount of cabins will be pet free in order to protect visitors with allergies.
Guests will be required to show proof of their pets vaccinations.
Pets, except for service animals, are prohibited at group camps, inside enclosed structures, and in swimming areas, according to the Office of State Parks.
The new policy will go into effect in September.