© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Pet-Friendly Camping Options Slated For November

Reginald Hardwick
Soldan Dog Park in Lansing

Starting on Nov. 1, camping with pets in Michigan will become an option. 


Currently, pet owners can bring leashed pets into campsites, but they cannot stay with them in state park cabins.


This change is brought on by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The department will open the cabins of five national parks across the state:

State officials said the program will be evaluated after one season. If it is effective, there is potential for its expansion.

Pet owners are limited up to two pets only, and they must be cats or dogs.


News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.