Dog-friendly campgrounds can be found all around North Dakota.
Whether you're hiking through the Badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, kayaking through the Pembina Gorge, or heading to the lake in North Dakota's "walleye capital" at Fort Stevenson State Park—camping is always more fun if the whole family can come along. Pets are permitted at all North Dakota state parks and campgrounds, so four-legged campers can also enjoy popular spots like Lake Metigoshe State Park, Cross Ranch State Park, and Lake Sakakawea State Park. You'll need to keep your dog on a six-foot leash and stay away from swimming areas, but most state parks also provide dog parks or off-leash areas where Fido can let off some steam. Dog-friendly hikes are enjoyable throughout the state, but our favorite is the North Country National Scenic Trail—475 miles of the epic route passes through North Dakota, accessible from Fort Ransom State Park and Lake Ashtabula.