Camping is a great way to spend time with family and that includes your dog! Pets are allowed and welcomed so long as you keep them on a leash, pick up after them, and don’t let them annoy others! We do have open fields on two sides of the park where you may let your dogs run off-leash, as long as you are with them.
Before you bring along your furry friend, make sure you’re totally prepared with everything Rover may need during your stay.
First of all, be sure your dog’s shots are up to date. Being outdoors for so long can be dangerous they’re not caught up on flea, tick and heart-worm prevention shots so a trip to the vet may be needed before you bring him along.
Food and water are the most obvious essentials your dog will need. Make sure to bring plenty as he may be more hungry or thirsty than normal with all the running and playing he’ll be doing! Don’t forget to bring some bowls and a water dispenser or a good pet travel kit.
Pets can also get easily stressed in new environments so to help ease your dog’s stay, it’s always a good idea to bring some of his favorite treats or chew toys. Having some comforts of home will help the transition, especially if camping is new to him. You’ll also need to bring along his crate or bed so that both of you can get a good night’s rest.
While dogs are allowed at the camp, we do require they stay on leashes when out. A good suggestion is a 360-degree rotating leash that can easily be staked in the ground. That way, your pal can enjoy the fresh air and you won’t have to worry about holding on. In case your dog does manage to break loose, be sure he’s got a good collar with up to date tags. But don’t forget a regular leash so he can join you on walks or hikes!
Lastly, make sure to bring some poop bags and a pet first aid kit. While the campsite is safe, you are outdoors, and your pet can be vulnerable to accidents. A good pet first aid kit consists of pet sunscreen, anti-itch spray, flea and tick protection, any regular medications your pet may need as well as vet records, just in case.
ABC Branson is remaining open for the use of RV camping only for a reduced price of $35. We strongly encourage all visitors to space out campsites as much as possible. There will not be usage of tents or cabins available due to the pandemic.