COVID-19 UPDATE: While New York State Park grounds, forests and trails are currently open, New Yorkers are encouraged to stay home during this public health crisis. Many park facilities including playgrounds, athletic courts/fields, and visitor and nature centers are closed. If you do plan on visiting, visit parks close to home, avoid crowded areas, and wear face coverings where you cannot maintain safe social distance. Learn more about COVID-19 and its impact on NY State Park operations, visit: COVID-19 UPDATE
PARK CAPACITY AND CLOSURE ALERTS:
Minnewaska State Park and Sam's Point Area are experiencing extensive congestion on good-weather days and both sites are subject to intermittent closures as parking lots reach capacity. Please respect our neighbors and surrounding communities: DO NOT park on adjacent roadway shoulders. Alternative destinations can be searched at parks.ny.gov and at dec.ny.gov
The Stony Kill Area and Foordmore area at Minnewaska are closed until further notice. Access and parking are NOT permitted in these areas.
Hudson Highlands State Park: Please note that several popular trails and parking areas, including Breakneck Ridge, are CLOSED until further notice. The full list of trail closures is available here: please check the list before traveling.
Anthony Wayne State Park is currently closed to the public for hiking, recreational activity or other park related access. This site is host to a COVID-19 testing facility. More details are available on the park page.
Camping & Pavilion/Shelters: All campsites, cabins, cottages and pavilion/shelters are currently closed. All new camping and pavilion/shelter reservations for the 2020 season have been suspended until further notice. We are finalizing plans to reopen campgrounds safely. Updated information will be available soon.
UPDATE FOR 2021 CAMPING: New York State Parks has temporarily lifted the 9-month reservation window restriction for camping and will allow for transfers of existing camping reservations into the 2021 season. If you choose to transfer, the change fee will be waived until June 11th for online transactions only. In addition, you may also make new reservations for the 2021 season at this time. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will get the same camping site or dates for 2021 whether you transfer or make a new reservation. We encourage online reservations as the Call Center is experiencing longer than average wait times.
New York State Parks is proud to partner with the New York State Museum and the New York State Women's Suffrage Commission, to present a virtual tour of "Votes for Women", an exhibit presenting the history of women's voting rights as well as profiles of eight influential women suffragists from around New York state. Learn more.
Nature is all around us and our team of educators has compiled innovative ideas and creative activities to explore the outdoors near you. Learn more.
From snakes and Spotted Turtles to ice houses and pickles, enjoy a window into the world of New York State Parks. Learn More.
More and more people are choosing to help-out at their favorite park by joining a Friends group. Currently there are 76 Friends Groups across the state that provide support and stewardship to New York State Parks.
State park, historic site and camping information are available in digital format and may be downloaded.
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