At Barton Springs Pool, there is a strict no-dog policy. Just beyond the fencing of Barton Springs Pool however, the water runs off into Barton Creek. The spot is lovingly called “Barking Springs” because dogs are allowed.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Colorado River Toad, a monsoon mainstay in southern Arizona, is toxic and can kill a dog just as easily as a rattlesnake. Also known as the Sonora River Toad, it’s the largest toad in the United States. What makes the amphibian dangerous isn’t its bite, but the glands behind its eyes.
Dogs are not allowed to swim in the lake.
Lake Hollywood Reservoir
“I like to take walks here, but they don’t allow dogs which is unfortunate.
Well, the short answer is: Yes, with supervision, it is typically safe for a dog to swim in a well-balanced chlorinated or saltwater swimming pool. Of course, do not let your dog drink from the pool, but otherwise, yes, overall, it is safe.
Well-behaved four-legged family members are welcome at a number of dog-friendly restaurants in and around Lake George that offer outdoor seating for humans. Enjoy the outdoors with your pup! Find dog-friendly hiking trails, parks, and beaches where four-legged friends are welcome.
Black Beach Park
This area has quickly become a local and tourist ‘hot spot’ in Silver Bay, so leashing your dog is recommended. Black Beach Park is a dog-friendly waterfront park and beach in Silver Bay, MN.
Nokomis doesn’t allow dogs.
The entire lake is dog-friendly and also has a swimming beach for humans! The water is usually calm, making it an excellent place to jet-ski and swim with your furry friend. There are plenty of parking spaces and restrooms, and even kayaking and canoeing options on the lake.
Canyon Lake has parks that are pet-friendly, however, pets must be on a leash. The Canyon Lake POA’s Rules & Regulations states all dogs must be on a leash or confined within an owners property at all times. Also, please remember to use the pet waste receptacles located at these parks.
Pups are welcome on-leash in this park everywhere except for The Point. Bob Wentz Park is located on beautiful Lake Travis, and there are plenty of fun water activities to do at this park. You and your pup can go for swims together in the lake, or you can splash around on the shoreline.
As of July 7th, 2022 – Risk is HIGH for pets and hoomans, we recommend you do not allow dogs to ingest algae or swim in Lady Bird Lake or Lake Austin - this includes Emma Long, Festival Beach, Red Bud Isle, and Auditorium Shores. For monitoring data for local watering holes, click here.
However, just below the gates of the Springs, the natural flow of the Barton Creek continues. The water here is just as clear, just as cold, and very welcoming to dogs of all sizes. Remember, there IS a requirement for dogs to be on leashes.
If your dog comes into contact with a Colorado River toad or you suspect your pet has been exposed to the toad’s poison, you’ll need to take immediate action. Contact an emergency veterinarian immediately and follow their instructions. Flush the affected area (mouth or eyes) with water.
Low levels of a neurotoxin have been found in two samples of algae near Red Bud Isle. However, the toxin was not found in any of the water samples or in other algae samples.
Call Your Veterinarian
If you know your pup has licked, swallowed, or picked up a Cane toad or Colorado River toad take them immediately to your nearest emergency vet after decontamination. For all other toad species, it’s now time to call your vet.
A: SilverLakes Park does not allow pets of any kind at the park. For the safety of everyone we ask that no pets be brought to the facility.
Dogs must be on a leash (no more than six feet long) at all times, except in dog runs and designated off-leash areas at the prescribed times. You must pick up after your dog and dispose of the waste in containers provided throughout the park. You must prevent your dog from chasing birds, squirrels, and other animals.
You don’t have to actually purchase a boat or board for water activities to enjoy them. Most kayak, paddleboat, paddleboard, and other recreational boat rentals at lakes and beaches are dog friendly.
This observatory has been a major Los Angeles landmark since 1935. Star-gazing dogs are not allowed inside the observatory but may be on the lawns. Located across the parking lot from the Observatory is the Griffith Park snack shop and the Mt. Hollywood Trail (about 6 miles of dog-friendly trails).
Griffith Park does allow dogs to roam free without a leash in the designated dog park located on North Zoo Drive at the north end of a soccer field.