This summer spend some time in Eureka Springs … bring your dog!
Whether you are planning to spend time on the water or just hang out, summer vacation is more fun when you can spend time with your furry friend. Eureka Springs is a dog-friendly town. From cool places to play to friendly places to stay, here are some tips to make your visit to Eureka Springs with your dog as carefree as possible.
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Play at the Bark Park.
Eureka Springs has many parks including one just for dogs. The Eureka Springs Bark Park has shaded play areas for both small and large dogs. The dog park is located in Harmon Park.
Staying overnight? The 1886 Crescent Hotel is pet friendly (in fact they have cats in residence) and located just a quick 1/4 mile from the Bark Park. The Crescent Hotel is perfectly located to explore the best of Eureka Springs’ trail system. Scenic views of the Ozark Mountains and iconic architecture are right outside your door.
Walking Directions to the Bark Park from the Crescent: From the Crescent Hotel follow the gravel path that leads downhill past the Crescent Cottages. Stay to the right and follow it until you come to the paved road (Spring St.). Take a left at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow and you will see the sign for Harmon Park. Take a right to follow Dairy Hollow Road downhill and then take a left into Harmon Park. The Bark Park is on your right and the entrance is downhill past the playground.
Driving Directions to the Bark Park from the Crescent: From the Crescent Hotel take a right out of the parking lot across from Crescent Garden and follow Ellis Grade downhill After you pass the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation offices (in the cabin on the left) take a left before the Writer’s Colony onto Dairy Hollow Road and you will see the sign for Harmon Park. Take the first left into Harmon Park. The Bark Park is on your right and the entrance is downhill past the playground.
After exploring, give your feet a rest with a trip to one of Eureka Springs’ spas. Eureka Springs has been a spa town for centuries but Eureka Springs spas’ like New Moon Spa offer the latest treatments with the highest quality products available. Treat your furry friend too. Blackie’s Backyard has top of the line pet products and food, wholesome treats made locally along, and a huge assortment of stylish accessories you won’t see anywhere else.