Dog-friendly places in Baton Rouge

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Dog-Friendly Trails and Best Places for a Walk

Explore the trails and parks of Baton Rouge by paw or peruse the Downtown and Mid City streets with your pet. Pets are welcomed at these community green spaces and attractions:

LSU Lakes

A popular spot for active groups and their pets is a day at the LSU Lakes. Begin at Milford Wampold Memorial Park and enjoy the grassy area by relaxing with your pup or playing fetch. Take them for a walk or jog along the path surrounding the lakes. Let them swim or dig in the sand at the Baton Rouge Beach or ride with you as you paddle in a canoe or kayak.

LSU Lakes dog asher
Asher at the LSU Lakes

LSU Lakes dog albus 
Albus at the LSU Lakes

LSU Lakes Dog-Friendly 
Cooper at the LSU Lakes


Aside from being known as the tallest state capitol building in the country, the Louisiana State Capitol is also known as Louisiana's Top Pet-Friendly Attraction and featured on the national Ultimate Pet-Friendly Road Trip!  Leashed dogs can accompany you throughout the landscaped grounds, walking paths and historic points of interest but are not allowed in the building.

State Capitol Dog-Friendly

Otto at the State Capitol

State Capitol Pet-Friendly 

Gus at the State Capitol

LSU Parade Ground Koda Square 
Koda at the LSU Parade Grounds

Tunica Hills Pet Friendly 
Asher at Tunica Hills

Downtown Baton Rouge Dog Friendly
Tucker in Downtown Baton Rouge

Rural Life Dog Friendly 
Asher at the Rural Life Museum

Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars

After working up an appetite, head over to a pet-friendly restaurant and cool down with a local craft beer or cocktail and a tasty meal. These restaurants and bars offer outside seating and usually provide water and leash hooks for four-legged friends:

La Divina Pet Friendly 
Charlie & friend at La Divina