Crystal Cove State Park offers protection to natural resources such as rare, threatened, and endangered plants, birds and animals. DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BACKCOUNTRY, OR, ON THE BEACH. Dogs have have unintentional effects on local wildlife:
• Dog marking can confuse gray foxes and coyotes which mark territory.
• Dog scent can panic local wildlife who will abandon nests and young, or avoid areas, making food scarcer for natural predators.
• Dogs can transmit diseases and parasites to wildlife.
Safety Issues for you and your dog may also arise:
• Your dog can pick up ticks in the park, which are carriers of many diseases, such as Lyme Disease
• Poison Oak oils can be transferred from your dog's fur to you
• Rattlesnakes are a common inhabitant of Crystal Cove and can be fatal
We encourage you to take your dog along the multi-use trail or any of the paved areas in the park.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR DOG LEASHED AT ALL TIMES AND REMEMBER TO PICK AFTER YOUR DOG.