Central Washington's Dog-Friendly Destinations

Central Washington's Dog-Friendly Destinations

Home to an abundance of outdoor escapes and pet-friendly establishments, Central Washington is the ultimate dog-friendly destination! Bring your furry friend along on your next getaway to enjoy their company as you take on local hiking trails, enjoy a cold beer on an outdoor patio, and get cozy in a welcoming local hotel at the end of the day. Find out why your pup will love a visit to Central Washington below!


Local accommodations are happy to host your whole family during a Central Washington getaway, including your furry members. Pet-friendly room options are available at nearly all of our area's hotels. Just a few of the many choices available include the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, Hotel Windrow, Suncadia Resort, and the Yakima River RV Park. Begin planning your doggy's dream vacation and explore more lodging options at centralwashingtonoutdoor.com/stay

Photo courtesy of Hotel Windrow

Dog-Friendly Parks

Grab your leash and enjoy a peaceful stroll through local parks with your pup. With a multitude of dog-friendly parks in Central Washington, you are sure to enjoy some quality playtime. One option is the Rotary Off-Leash Dog Area in Ellensburg. This fenced-in area leaves you at ease knowing that it is a safe place for your dog to run free. With bark, pavement, and grass there is versatility in landscape and texture to engage your dog's senses. Rotary is also adorned with sculptures of dogs and a few other sensory objects like large pieces of wood. You can sit back and relax on one of the provided benches under a tarp for some nice shade. Other pet-friendly parks include Dawson Park, McElroy Park, Umtanum Creek, and Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park.


There's nothing better than kicking back on a sunny patio with your pup at your feet, and our local breweries love hosting your pets! Visit Dru Bru's Snoqualmie Pass location to enjoy mountain views, a cold, mountain-made beer, and a pet-friendly beer garden. Dru Bru's Cle Elum location also features a dog-friendly patio, and Mule & Elk Brewing does as well. If you're in Ellensburg, check out the patio at Pretty Fair Beer, and be sure to swing by Whipsaw Brewing, where pups are allowed inside as well as outside, for a beer for you and a dog treat too!

Photo courtesy of DRU BRU

Though this list is by no means meant to be exhaustive, It's meant to get ideas flowing and to provide a quick guide to some of the options available for you to be able to spend the day out and about in our region with your furry friend. Find more Central Washington destinations to explore at centralwashingtonoutdoor.com

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