Pet-Friendly Campgrounds and Outdoor Recreation in Oregon
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park offers dog-friendly camping, trails and off-leash areas
When it comes to the dog-friendly outdoors in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is tops. This year-round, full-service state park offers tent camping, RV sites and rustic cabins (including three pet-friendly cabins in the Mountain Dale Cabin Village).
Not far from the Hilltop Day-Use area, an off-leash area is available for dogs to run and play The off-leash area has a double gate, five-foot-high fence and waste bags (and the views from the area are terrific to boot!).
In addition to camping and the off-leash area, the park has more than 30 miles of multi-use trails* that allow dogs, including:
- The ADA-accessible 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail is a relatively flat trail, ideal for families and Fido.
- The easy .6-mile “Skidder Row” loop takes hikers through 90-year-old Douglas fir trees and offers spectacular views of the Oregon Coast Range.
- The one-mile “Boomscooter Trail” is an easy trail that loops around Boomscooter Pond.
- For a moderately difficult trail, the 2.6-mile Hare’s Canyon Trail
*Dogs must be on leashes no longer than six-feet long on the trails and in the park outside of the off-leash areas. Trails throughout L.L. Stub Stewart State Park are designated as multi-use trails for cyclists, horses and walkers/hikers, and dogs are welcome. Please take care when using these trails. Read Oregon State Park’s pet policy >>>
The urban areas of the Tualatin Valley have numerous well-maintained dog parks (most open from dawn until dusk).
While Oregon is known for its pet-friendly policies, there are some rules that visitors and residents alike must be know before heading out with their pets. Did you know that for the safety of wildlife, dogs (and other pets) are not allowed at nature parks or designated wildlife areas?
Traveling with a four-legged companion can be a challenge when deciding where to lie down the dog bed for the night. Yet options abound throughout Tualatin Valley when it comes to hotels that welcome your furry companions.