Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

ALERT: Due to a coastal storm, including threat of high winds the following Long Island State Park facilities are CLOSED, Monday January 23rd and will remain closed until further notice:

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Belmont Lake, Bethpage-- club house is open, Brookhaven, Caleb Smith, Camp Hero, Caumsett--stables are open, Cold Spring Harbor, Connetquot River, Hecksher, Hempstead Lake, Montauk 4WD beach access areas, Nissequogue River, Planting Fields Arboretum, Sunken Meadow, Trail View, Valley Stream and Wildwood State Parks.

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Winter Fun

Winter Fun

We've got a great line-up of events this season. From guided snowshoe hikes to winter festivals, ice fishing, birding, maple sugaring and more.Visit our event calendar

Connect Kids to Parks

Connect Kids to Parks

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

Gift Cards

Gift Cards

The NY State Parks Gift Card is the perfect gift for those who enjoy camping or golf. Available in any denomination and with no expiration date.Order online

Park Passes

Empire Passport

Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York state parks is the Empire Passport -- 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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Park Highlights

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