Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

COVID-10 UPDATE: New York State Parks are currently open. If you plan on visiting,  please wear a face covering and maintain social distance. Park density limits are in effect, so have an alternate plan ready in case the park you are visiting reaches capacity. For additional information about camping, swimming, and other activities, visit COVID-19 UPDATE.

UPDATE: Wednesday, AUGUST 12th: 

Several Long Island State Parks and Historic Sites are closed today due to weather damage: Trailview, Caleb Smith, Valley Stream, Walt Whitman Historic Site, and Wildwood.

Palisades Region Parks: The following state parks are CLOSED until further notice: High Tor


PARK CAPACITY ALERT: The following parks have filled to capacity and are CLOSED to incoming visitors and traffic. Please seek alternatives:

As of 12:15 PM - Southwick Beach

As of 1:15 PM -  Chimney Bluffs 


Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

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.

Lifeguards

Lifeguards

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.

NY Blog

NY Blog

From snakes and Spotted Turtles to ice houses and pickles, enjoy a window into the world of New York State Parks. Learn More.

Digital Brochures

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

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