Alert: State Park Facilities on Lake Ontario and in the Thousand Islands:
High water is impacting State Park facilities on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway. All parks are open, but access to boat launches and other facilities near the water may be restricted. Check the web page of the park you intend to visit for updates. For more information on the storm impacts to state boat launches, please visit: Lake Ontario Storm Information.
Change up your scenery and explore a new park or trail. We offer a varying line-up of hikes and walks on both weekdays and weekends. Learn more.
Application now available for free field trips to NYS State Park and Historic Sites. Learn more
Are you a strong swimmer, love to be outdoors and looking for a summer job that helps people? Plan now and join the State Parks Lifeguard team. Dates to qualify have started: Find a location near you.
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.
Hidden treasure, secret messages and exploring the outdoors, Yes please! Give Geocaching and Letterboxing a try--you and the whole family just might get hooked.
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State park, historic site and camping information are available in digital format and may be downloaded.
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