New Jersey, one of two states on the U.S. mainland (Connecticut being the other) that have historically not allowed dogs to camp with their families in State Parks, has initiated a pilot program that will run from June 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. Dogs will be allowed to camp in three state parks for the pilot program:
Connecticut allows dogs to camp in two of it’s state forests but does not allow dogs to camp in any of the state parks. This pilot program in New Jersey will, hopefully, be a step in bringing New Jersey in line with most states – where dogs are allowed to camp in a significant number of state parks. We can also hope that Connecticut also will expand it’s forest camping program to its state parks as well.
More information on the New Jersey program is at this link.
DogFriendly.com’s Travel Guides list many options in most states for dog-friendly camping including national, state and local parks and private campgrounds as well. You can check this link for our campground directories.