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The weather is taking a turn for the better. If you’ve been staying inside most of the summer than now is the time start getting out to enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re tired of the local dog park, don’t worry. Here are 4 dog friendly Texas parks you should take your dog.

Palmetto State Park dog friendly Texas parks

If you’re a fan of Jurassic Park, then this park is one you definitely visit soon. The unique ecosystems that converge make Palmetto State Park somewhat of a time machine.

While Palmetto is most popular during the mid-summer months because of its myriad of aquatic activities, the changing seasons bring a whole new look to what is basically a sub-tropical environment. It’s best to get out there before a polar vortex sweeps through!

Palmetto State Park is dog friendly with plenty of trails for you and your pooch to explore. Just remember to keep them leashed!

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area dog friendly Texas parks

Enchanted Rock is a place that truly lives up to its name. It is a solidified remnant of molten lava known as a batholith and is one of the largest in the United States. Standing at over 400ft and containing countless boulder fields, one can spend a whole week exploring at Enchanted Rock and barely scratch the surface.

There are over 7 miles of dedicated trails for you and your dog to explore. During the rainy season, the water from the top of the dome travels through and is filtered by the granite – leaving clear, fresh pools for your pooch to drink.

Lockhart State Park

There is a lot to do at Lockhart other than simply hike. Lockhart State Park has a swimming pool and even its own gold course! Of course, you probably won’t be doing much swimming this late in the year, but you and your dog can take advantage of the beautiful trails lined with informational signs about the indigenous plant and wildlife.

At 265 acres, Lockhart State Park is just big enough to spend a whole day in without feeling overwhelmed or getting lost.

Lost Maples State Natural Area dog friendly Texas parks

We’ve saved the best for last – at least when it comes down to the color changing leaves that fall brings. For a real change of scenery, visit Lost Maples this fall to see the hillsides awash in a flame of oranges, yellows, and reds. Some of these unique Dogtooth Maples are said to be direct descendants from the last ice age.

There are 11 miles of dedicated trails and over 2000 acres of wilderness for you and your dog to explore. Of course, make sure you leash them!

Come Explore Pawderosa Ranch

If your dog’s thing is being outside than they will absolutely love being at the Ranch! We invite you to book an overnight dog boarding stay or a playdate with us.


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