Camping with a Dog: 10 Essentials for a Pawsome Adventure

When prepping for a camping expedition, we meticulously pack for our family, including our four-legged family member! Camping with a dog is an experience filled with wagging tails, playful romps, and joyful barks at Jellystone Park™ Milton.

Our pet-friendly environment is a haven for your furry companion, providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable camping adventure. So, as you check off the camping essentials for the humans, don’t forget to pack these 10 must-have items for your dog to ensure a tail-wagging good time!

A Checklist for Camping with a Dog

Leash and Harness

A sturdy leash and harness are crucial for keeping your dog safe as you explore the campgrounds together.

Food and Water

Don’t forget your dog’s usual food to keep their tummy happy and plenty of water to keep them hydrated.


Collapsible bowls are portable and convenient for serving food and water when camping with a dog.

Dog Bed

Bringing along a comfortable dog bed will help ensure your pup has a cozy place to rest after a day of adventure.

Camping with a Dog


Keep your dog entertained with their favorite toys, such as chew toys, squeaky toys, or enrichment toys like puzzle feeders, during downtime at the RV campsite or pet-friendly cabin.

Waste Bags

Cleaning up after your dog is necessary, so pack plenty of waste bags.


A towel is handy for drying off your dog after a splash in the creek or a walk in the rain.

First Aid Kit

A basic pet first-aid kit is essential for addressing minor injuries. Include items like antiseptic wipes, tweezers, a pet first-aid book, and adhesive tape.

Light Up Collar or Safety Light

A small, unobtrusive, weatherproof safety light that clips to your dog’s collar is essential for keeping them visible during the early morning or late evening potty breaks.

Identification Tag

Ensure your dog’s identification tag is updated with your current contact information, including your site or cabin number, in case they wander off.

The right preparation makes camping with a dog not just any getaway but a journey filled with laughter, barks, and cherished memories. So, pack up these essentials, book your stay, and get ready to paw-nder the beauty of nature together at Jellystone Park™ Milton! And, don’t forget to stop by our camp store to get your furry friend his very own souvenir because what trip is complete without a memory to take home?


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