Greetings: there have been a couple of questions about pets at Jour d’Amour so please be advised:
Pets –with the exception of service animals–are NOT allowed at Indian Springs State Park in the group camp area where Jour d’Amour is being held. Here are excerpts from the ‘rules and regulations page’ of the Georgia State Parks website regarding pets and service animals (http://gastateparks.org/rules):
“Pets are welcome at state parks and campgrounds if leashed (no longer than six feet) and accompanied by the owner at all times. Some dog-friendly cabins are available. Pets are not allowed in or around historic site buildings, lodges, group camps, swimming areas, or some trails at Panola Mountain and Tallulah Gorge. Kennels are not available. Owners should clean up after pets.”
Service Animal Policy
Georgia State Parks welcomes visitors with service animals. Service animals are “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities,” according to the Revised Americans with Disabilities Act Service Animal Requirements. Our Pet Policy applies to service animals with the following exemptions:
“Service animals in a working capacity are allowed in all public areas of the park when accompanied by a visitor with a disability; and,
Service animals should be harnessed, leashed or tethered unless such devices interfere with the service animal’s work, or if the visitor’s disability prevents the use of these devices. In that case, the visitor must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls.
Guests will be asked to vacate their cottage if their dogs disturb other guests.
Park management reserves the right to prohibit any dogs on the premises that may pose a risk to guests or staff, or has a history of causing trouble.
Extra fees will be assessed when extra cleaning is required or if there is damage to the cottage or fixtures. Park management will assess damage fees based on materials and labor required to make necessary repairs.
Kennels are NOT provided. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles.
Thank you for your cooperation.”