Got Woof Waste?

woof waste on trail at Smith Rock State Park
woof waste on trail at Smith Rock State Park

August 16, 2016

Not sure what to do with it once you bag it up? After seeing multiple black plastic baggies tucked in nicely behind rocks on the trails, we thought a primer might be in order.

Kudos for taking the time to get it bagged up and not left for the next one on the trail to step in when looking at the sights. Contrary to popular belief, the baggies do not decompose and no one on the park staff is assigned to pick them up.

If you plan to come and pick them on your return out of the park that's excellent news. If you're making a loop and not returning to the same point then bring a sealable bag to take it with you until you can dispose of it on your way out of the park.

woof waste bags tied to leash
woof waste bags tied to leash

There are garbage cans right by the bridge so you don't even need to take it back up that last trek back to your car.

Or tie it to the leash like this.

Thanks from all of us for helping keep the park clean. With all of the dogs in the park if we all do our part we'll keep it a great experience for both four-legged and two-legged visitors!