Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Update 6/9/23

Governor Hochul announced full refunds to those who made reservations to visit a State Park campground or day use area and wish to cancel due to air quality concerns. Visitors who wish to cancel on the day of arrival should call their campground directly. Visitors who wish to cancel prior to their day of arrival should call the ReserveAmerica Customer Service at 1-800-777-9644. New York State campgrounds remain open, and all reservations will be honored for those who chose to camp this weekend.

Celebrate Pride Month

Explore a rainbow of Pride Month events at New York State Parks. Learn how rainbows work, experience an unforgettable rainbow lantern walk, and more. Find An Event

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Think outside, no box required! From seasonal positions to permanent employment, we offer a wide variety of job opportunities within State Parks and Historic Sites. Join Our Team

Empire Pass

Empire Pass

Purchase or renew your Empire Pass today for a year of fun and adventure in New York State! Get started

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18th Century Barrier-Breaking Celebrities

The history of European swordsmanship is often presumed to be the story of white, cisgender men. Join us in celebrating Chevalier de Saint-Georges and Chevalière d’Éon, stirring examples of Black and LGBTQ+ excellence in a history from which such voices are often sidelined by traditional narratives.

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