Dogs are only allowed on the beach from Oct to end of Mar.
When taking your dog to the state park watch where you walk. We walked alongside the road from the visitor's center toward the campground and our little dog got several very sharp, little burrs stuck in her paws. Other than that, it is a very nice place to walk with several trails and some very nice views. Did not see the burrs on the trails.
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