Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation



Are you a strong swimmer, love to be outdoors and looking for a summer job. Plan now and join the State Parks Lifeguard team. Dates to qualify have begun– find a location near you.Qualifying Dates

Connect Kids to Parks

Connect Kids to Parks

Teachers - Field Trip Grants available now! Learn how to apply.

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

The cure for Cabin Fever: Spend the weekend in one! Book one of our year-round cabins or cottages this winter and explore the snow covered trails or just enjoy the quiet beauty.
Available at: Taconic, Wellesley Island, Allegany, Betty & Wilbur Davis, Golden Hill, and Oquaga Creek State Parks. Book Online

2018 Annual Empire Pass Now Available Online

Empire Passes

Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York state parks is the Empire Pass -- available for different lengths of time: one, three- and five-year; or, lifetime. We also offer the Golden Park Program, Access Pass and the Lifetime Liberty Pass.

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Digital Brochures

State park, historic site and camping information are available in digital format and may be downloaded.

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