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Jack London State Historic Park “Walk ’n Wag” for Halloween

By Melissa Dowling

Some folks like to “put on the dog” at Halloween, and at the “Walk ’n Wag” at Jack London State Historic Park on Oct. 30, that goes for dogs too. The only attire required for dogs that day are leashes, but costumes are welcome for pooches and people too.

Fifteen lucky dogs (and their humans) will embark on a 3-mile walk around Jack London’s Beauty Ranch and then down to the Wolf House, with good sniffs, treats, and water along the way. Participating dogs must be other-dog-friendly, people-friendly, on a short leash, and able to resist bolting if a critter crosses the trail.

Reservations are on a first-come basis and can be made at 10-2022. Tickets are $5 per dog (maximum of two dogs per party), in addition to the $10 per car entry fee.

The group will meet in the Museum parking lot (on the left beyond the entrance kiosk) at 9:30 a.m. The walk will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Jack London State Historic Park is a wildlife sanctuary, so dogs are only allowed in designated historic areas, including the Beauty Ranch area and on the trail to Wolf House, but not on any other trails. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times and are not allowed inside the historic buildings. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome anywhere in the park.

For more information about dogs at Jack London State Historic Park, visit policies/. For information about other upcoming events at the park, see events.