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Some general guidelines to keep in mind, suggested by a staffer at New Jersey DEP:
The general rule is pets are permitted within the outside day use areas of the parks/forests as long as they are held on a leash (maximum length - 6 feet) and you clean up after your pet. Pets are not permitted in buildings, on swimming beaches or in swimming waters, all overnight facilities (with the exception of the pet friendly campsites), golf courses or botanical gardens.
In the Catskill Forest Preserve, dogs may be unleashed, except for in campgrounds, where they must be leashed.