Camden is a pet friendly town and has many parks that are open to dog walkers. Some of these parks allow dogs year round, while others have restrictions at certain times of the year. Camden's Pet Ordinance requires that whenever pets are not on their owners' private property they must be leashed or under voice control. Also, pet owners must pick up and properly dispose of their pet's waste whenever they are on public property or any property that is not their own. Failure to follow these rules as well as other restrictions in certain properties may lead to $250 fines and also the closure of certain areas to pets. Please be responsible when bringing your pets out in public.

The following locations are open for pets all year: Steamboat Landing, Harbor Park, the Camden Public Landing, Village Green, The Bog Natural Area, Hodson Park, the Boat Launches on Lake Megunticook at Route 52 and Bog Bridge on Route 105, the Maiden Cliff Trail, Seabright Park, and the Riverwalk along the Megunticook River at the Old Tannery Site.

At the following town beaches pets are allowed only during the restricted hours below: Laite Beach,  Barrett's Cove Park, Hosmer Pond and Shirttail Point Park.
MAY 1 - SEPT 30: PETS ALLOWED ONLY 6AM to 8AM, and 6PM to 10PM
At the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area (Camden Snow Bowl) the following restrictions apply during the winter ski season from December 1st to March 31st:
1) All pets must be on leash at all times when visiting the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area.
2) Pets are only allowed: a) on trails designated for snowshoeing, b) in the toboggan chute area, c) on the fields around the base area, d) on Hosmer Pond, and e) in the parking lots.
3) Pets are not allowed on any skiing terrain in the RMRA. Skiing terrain includes all alpine ski trails, ski lift lines and the “22 Tacks” Nordic ski trail. This rule is in effect regardless of whether there is snow on the ground or whether the Snow Bowl is open to the public. There is one exception to this rule: Pets on leash will be allowed with their owners while hiking or snowshoeing behind the Big T-Bar base terminal and up the north (right) side of the Spinnaker trail on their way to and from the Hosmer Brook Trail on adjacent Coastal Mountains Land Trust property.
During the rest of the year the general Camden Pet Ordinance applies to pets at the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area. Please note that on adjacent Coastal Mountains Land Trust property accessed through the recreation area pets must be on leash at all times.




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