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What are the consequences for having a dog in the back country in yosemite
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Bringing a dog into Yosemite's backcountry is strictly prohibited. If you do choose to bring your pet to Yosemite, be sure to follow these regulations:

Pets are only allowed in developed areas, on fully paved trails and roads, and in campgrounds (except Tamarack Flat, Porcupine Flat, and walk-in campgrounds)

Pets are not allowed on unpaved or poorly paved trails, in Wilderness areas, on shuttle buses, in concessioner lodging areas, in Tamarack Flat, Porcupine Flat, and all walk-in campgrounds, and in any group or horse camps

Pets must be restrained on a leash not more than six feet long or otherwise physically restrained

Leashed pets may not be left unattended

For the courtesy of other visitors, human companions are responsible for cleaning up and depositing pet feces in trash receptacles

A few places where pets are allowed, contrary to the general prohibition regarding pets on unpaved roads: the Meadow Loop and Four Mile fire roads in Wawona, on the Carlon Road, and on the Old Big Oak Flat Road between Hodgdon Meadow and Hazel Green Creek.
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I found out a little more information on the consequences of having a dog in Yosemite's backcountry: If you bring a dog into the backcountry, you will be fined $150. You may also incur additional fees for things like whether or not your dog is on a leash, resource damage, and other violations. The NPS stressed that these rules, regulations and fines are for both the safety of your dog--we don't want your furry little friend to get hurt--and park wildlife and resources. Please check back with any other questions you may have about Yosemite and let us know how your hike into the backcountry goes!
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