Glacier National Park — Pets

We love our pets and they are members of our families, but before bringing your favorite critter to the park there are some things to be aware of:

Pets are not allowed along lake shorelines outside of developed locations, on trails, in any building, or in the backcountry.

You can have your pet in developed areas, in front-country campgrounds, in parking areas, in your car while driving in the park or along the road when stopped, picnic areas, or boats where motorized watercraft are permitted.

Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet under physical restraint. If not on a leash they must be caged at all times, including in the back of open-bed pickups.

Pets can't be tied to an object and left unattended.

Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and dispose of waste properly.

Owners must keep their pets quiet and not make unreasonable noise.

Pets are not allowed on roads closed to vehicle traffic. These are considered backcountry trails

Do not leave your pet in a closed vehicle! Though the park is in the mountains, temperatures in the summer can climb above 90º. Outside air that is 80º can cause the interior of a car to reach 94º within two minutes, and 120º within an hour.

Consider boarding your dog in a kennel during your visit. Kennels are listed on this site.