Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

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

Connect Kids to Parks

Connect Kids to Parks

Application now available for FREE field trips to NYS State Park and Historic Sites Learn more

Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding

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

Park Passes

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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Event Highlights

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Park Highlights

Parks 2020
Mobile Trail Maps
Virtual Tour
Photo Gallery
Camping Guide