Pets on a leash are permitted in most state parks and forests, except in buildings, swimming areas and camping areas. Pets are not permitted: Sherwood Island or Squantz Pond State Parks between April 15 and September 30, at  Dinosaur State Park,  in the formal gardens or beaches at Harkness Memorial State Park. Pets are permitted in State Forest camping areas, , but must be on a leash no longer than 7 feet at all times. Pets are not allowed in cabins or on rustic cabin sites.