Who let the Dogs out… for these Pet-Friendly Getaways in Almost Heaven?

Summer is on the horizon in Almost Heaven, meaning that it’s time to hit the road for adventures like no other. When you’re packing up the car, be sure to leave room for your most adventurous and cuddliest companion. As you explore Almost Heaven this summer, bring your favorite furry friend along on these pet-friendly getaways.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Fayetteville, WV

There’s no better way to explore America’s newest national park than with your four-legged friend. You and your doggo are likely looking for adventure this summer, and you’ll find it by exploring miles upon miles of hiking trails, setting out on a kayaking adventure or splashing around in the crystal clear New River water. After a full day’s expedition, rest your head in one of Adventure on the Gorge’s pet-friendly cabins. Here, you and Fido can rest up for yet another day of exhilaration.

Kanawha State Forest

Charleston, WV

If your pup is drawn to the hilly inclines of Almost Heaven trails, they are sure to find their paradise at Kanawha State Forest. Get your workout in while they have a ball, bounding up the lush forest knolls. Take a break from all of that hiking with a bit of rock climbing! While your four-legged friend likely can’t join you on the boulders, they are sure to enjoy a nice rest as they watch on.

Refresh and refuel on the pet-friendly patio of Tricky Fish Bar & Grill to be transported to a tropical escape.

Blackwater Falls State Park

Davis, WV

Why choose between your irresistibly cute companion and spectacular Almost Heaven views when you could have both? This summer, do a little bit of waterfall chasing with your favorite pup at Blackwater Falls State Park. Following your waterfall fun, check out the Bright Morning Inn for pet-friendly accommodations. While staying in the heart of Davis, leash up your furry friend and take him on a walk through town.

Camp Creek State Park and Forest

Camp Creek, WV

Adventuring with a fur coat on can get a little warm, so Camp Creek State Park and Forest is the perfect place for your doggo to cool down. Hit the water by kayak or pull out the fishing poles. Either way, your furry friend will be completely content. Don’t forget to pack the kibble, for you and your four-legged friend will have likely worked up an appetite. After a fun-filled day, set up camp right in the park at Mash Fork Campground.

In the morning, take a drive over to the Hillbilly Heaven Trail Guide Service where you and your pup can explore the best of West Virginia’s trails by ATV.

This summer season, unleash your inner adventurer and your furry friend for an exploration like no other in Almost Heaven. Be sure to check out our travel guide for even more pet-friendly places.


Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses and to review all Travel Responsibly guidelines before taking a trip.

This post was last updated on May 27, 2021