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Pet Travel Information

Accommodations for pet travel is available at most of  West Virginia's state park and forest accommodations.  

Our pet policy ensures the safety and enjoyment of all guests. The list of parks below reflect areas with cabins or lodges with designated pet-friendly accommodation.

Pets have always been permitted in campgrounds with owners observing leash laws and other area guidelines and requirements regarding pet travel.

Please review the specific park info regarding types of overnight accommodations available. Thank you for observing payment requirements, leash laws and pet health care guidelines.

PET FRIENDLY CABINS

Reservation fee – Security Deposit – Damage Fees

Babcock State Park
Beech Fork State Park
Bluestone State Park
Cabwaylingo State Forest
Blackwater Falls State Park
Cacapon Resort State Park
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
Greenbrier State Forest
Hawks Nest State Park
Holly River State Park
Kumbrabow State Forest
Lost River State Park
North Bend State Park
Pipestem Resort State Park
Seneca State Forest
Twin Falls Resort State Park
Tygart Lake State Park
Watoga State Park

There is a $50 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 also 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.  Rates and guidelines are subject to change.  Confirm fees and guidelines when confirming reservations. (02Mar16)

PET FRIENDLY LODGES

Reservation fee – Security Deposit – Damage Fees

Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge
Cacapon Resort State Park Lodge
Chief Logan Lodge
Hawks Nest State Park Lodge
North Bend State Park Lodge
Pipestem Resort State Park - McKeever Lodge
Twin Falls Resort State Park Lodge
Tygart Lake State Park Lodge

There is a $25 charge per pet for the first night of the stay in designated lodge rooms and $10 for each additional night, up to $75 per visit, 15-pound maximum pet weight A minimum of a $200 excessive cleanup fee is applied in the event of damage. A 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.  Rates and guidelines are subject to change.  Confirm fees and guidelines when confirming reservations. (02Mar16)

Pets are permitted in designated pet-friendly accommodations only

  • Pet friendly lodge rooms and cabins are permanently designated by the area superintendent.
  • A maximum of two (2) pets permitted per cabin or cottage. If renting a pet friendly lodge room please ask about maximum number of pets permitted.
  • Pets shall not be left unattended in cabins or rooms unless securely crated.
  • Pets cannot be tied up or chained in the cabin/cottage yard, porches, or lodge railings.

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 areas around the cabin/cottage and lodges. If there is a designated walking area in or near the cabin or lodge areas, it must be used. Campers traveling with pets should also observed this requirement.

Pet food cannot be kept outside cabins or lodge room 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.

Leash guidelines apply.

Parks and Forests reserve 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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