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Pet Friendly Beaches & Parks

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Okaloosa County, Bay County and the City of Destin do not allow pets on the beach.

South Walton County allows only property owners of South Walton County to obtain beach pet permits 850.892.8156.

The beaches South of Panama City (such as Alligator Point in Franklin County) are less regulated regarding dogs on the beach. Franklin county does have a law requiring that dogs either be on a leash or under the owners control. Self regulated good dog behavior is the general accepted rule of the beach.

Pet Fridnely Florida State Parks

Local Parks

Niceville Dog Park -- Off Leash Dog Park
Park opens at dawn and closes at 10pm. 4 acre fenced park with shade trees, running space and a continuous flowing dog water station. Please use the park at your own risk. Parents should use caution with small children. Park is located in Niceville off Hwy 85 just north of the soccer/football fields. For additional information, please visit


Florida State Parks

Pets and Florida State Parks
Pets are welcome in Florida State Parks in designated areas if they are kept on a 6-foot, hand-held leash and are well-behaved. Pets are not permitted in camping areas, on bathing beaches, or in concession facilities. They may also be restricted in other areas of certain parks. Service Animals are welcome in all parks in all areas.

At the time of campsite registration, pet owners will be required to show proof of a current rabies vaccination for each pet. A $2 per night pet fee will be charged to help offset any additional staff costs to the park. Also, a set of conduct rules will be enforced for campers with pets.

  • Anastasia State Park
  • Big Lagoon State Park
  • Blackwater River State Park
  • Blue Spring State Park
  • Collier-Seminole State Park
  • Dead Lakes State Park
  • Falling Waters State Park
  • Florida Caverns State Park
  • Fort Clinch State Park
  • Gamble Rogers Memorial State recreation Area at Flagler Beach
  • Henderson Beach State Park
  • Highlands Hammock State Park
  • Hillsborough River State Park
  • Jonathan Dickinson State Park
  • Koreshan State Historic Site
  • Lake Griffin State Park
  • Lake Manatee State Park
  • Little Manatee River State Park
  • Little Talbot Island State Park
  • Manatee Springs State Park
  • Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
  • Ochlockonee River State Park
  • Oscar Scherer State Park
  • Rainbow Springs State Park
  • Rocky Bayou
  • Sebastian Inlet State Park
  • Silver River State Park
  • St. George Island State Park
  • Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
  • Suwannee River State Park
  • Three Rivers State Park
  • Tomoka State Park
  • Topsail Hill RV Resort
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park

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