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Pet Travel Information

NOTE: The 'pet friendly' information tab is an information page for all state parks and state forests in the West Virginia state park system regardless of the type of accommodations available at a specific park or forest.

Accommodations for pet travel is limited to designated cabins and cottages, and campgrounds only.  Lodge/hotel room rentals do not accommodate pets. An example: Chief Logan Lodge does not permit pets in the hotel rooms.

West Virginia state parks and forests with cabins or cottages, rent units designated as pet-friendly (dogs/cats). Pets are also permitted in campgrounds with owners observing leash laws and other area guidelines and requirements with pet travel. 

The pet policy was established to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests. The list of parks below reflect areas with cabins or cottages with designated pet-friendly cabins.  Pet are not permitted in lodge/hotel rooms at parks with lodge/hotel facilities. Please review the specific park info regarding types of overnight accommodations available.

Thank you for observing payment requirements, leash laws and health care guidelines.

Reservation fee – Security Deposit – Damage Fees

There is a $40 charge per pet for the first night of the stay in a cottage or cabin and $5 for each additional night. A $50 security deposit, payable by credit card only is required. All or any portion of this deposit may be forfeited for any violations of this policy and damages in excess of the deposit will be charged to your credit card. Repairs and replacement costs charged for damages will be assessed from a standard statewide fee schedule.

Pets are permitted in pet-friendly cabins/cottages only.

Pet-friendly cabins and cottages are permanently designated by the area superintendent.
A maximum of two (2) pets permitted per cabin or cottage.
Pets shall not be left unattended in cabins or cottages unless securely crated.
Pets cannot be tied up or chained in the cabin/cottage yard or porch.

Leashes

Pets shall be restrained in public areas at all items on a sturdy leash not to exceed ten (10) feet in length and in accordance with general park pet rules.

Pet Health and Care

Pets must be current on vaccinations and in good health. A veterinarian certification of rabies vaccination is required.

Guests must clean up after their pet(s) including the yard around the cabin/cottage. If there is a designated walking area in or near the cabin area, it must be used. Campers traveling with pets should also observed this requirement.

Pet food cannot be kept outside as this could attract unwanted wildlife.

Liability Issues

All pet owners must sign a pet policy liability form upon check-in for cabins or cottages.

Park and Forest staff reserves the right to terminate a stay without refund of any guest whose pet(s) are considered a nuisance. Violation of this policy or damage to the facility may prevent further participation in the pet program at West Virginia State Parks and Forests.

West Virginia State Parks and Forests offering pet-friendly cabins or cottages

Babcock State Park
Located in Fayette County in south central West Virginia, adjacent to the New River Gorge National 'River.

Beech Fork State Park
Located in the south western section of West Virginia 12 miles south of Huntington and Barboursville.

Blackwater Falls State Park
Located in Davis near Canaan Valley Resort.

Bluestone State Park
Located in the southeastern section of the state just 5 miles south of Hinton and adjacent to Bluestone Lake.

Cabwaylingo State Forest
Located in Wayne County in south western West Virginia midway between Huntington and Williamson.

Cacapon Resort Park
Located in the shadows of the wide range of Cacapon Mountain.

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Located in the mountains of West Virginia in Pocahontas County. Company house open year-round.

Greenbrier State Forest
Located in the southeastern corner of the state near the border of Virginia.

Holly River State Park
Located on WV 20, 32 miles south of Buckhannon and 20 miles north of Webster Springs.

Kumbrabow State Forest
Located along the western edge of the Allegheny Highlands off US 219, 24 miles south of Elkins and seven miles south of Huttonsville.

Lost River State Park
Located in Hardy County in West Virginia's eastern panhandle, ten miles north of the Virginia State line and 23 miles south of Wardensville, WV.

North Bend State Park
Located in the north-western section of the state between Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV, U.S. Rte. 50 to Rte 16. Ritchie County.

Pipestem Resort State Park
Located in the southeastern section of the state 14 miles north of Princeton and 12 miles south of Hinton on WV 20.

Seneca State Forest
Located on WV. Rt. 28, four miles south of Dunmore.

Twin Falls Resort State Park
Located in the mountains of Southern West Virginia southwest of Beckley near Mullens and Pineville, WV.

Tygart Lake State Park
Located minutes from the historic town of Grafton and a short drive from Interstate 79 in north central West Virginia.

Watoga State Park
Located in the mountains of Pocahontas County just 14 miles south of Marlinton.

Print this pet policy liability form and present completed form upon check-in.

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