The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

Dogs at Coe Park


Daytime and Overnight Visits with Your Dog

Dogs are allowed in the Coe Ranch Campground, as well as the paved areas and 1/2-mile Live Oak Trail at the Coe Ranch Entrance. Dogs are NOT allowed anywhere else inside the park.

Dogs must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. The dog leash must be no longer than 6 feet. Dogs cannot be left unattended and must be kept in your vehicle or tent with you at night.

Dog owners/walkers are expected to immediately clean up after their animals (removing and properly disposing of excrement). Bring your own bags for waste disposal. Pet waste bags are NOT provided by the park.

There is no fee for dogs at Coe Park.

Why Dogs are Not Allowed beyond the Coe Ranch and Hunting Hollow Entrances

Most dogs instinctively mark territory, and the presence of dog scent often prevents wildlife from inhabiting areas that would normally provide them with homes and food. Dogs are also predators and most of them have a natural instinct to chase or bark at wildlife. Because of their protective attitude towards their owners, dogs can pose a threat to other people in parks like Coe that have many narrow, steep-sided trails.