Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

First-time Camper Program

First-time Camper Program

Calling All First Time Campers! If you've never camped before, this may be your chance: we supply the expertise & equipment at select campgrounds. Register May 10-13 for a chance to experience outdoor fun this summer! Learn More

Transportation Grant

Transportation Grant

Teachers - Field Trip Grants available now! Learn how to apply.



Are you a strong swimmer, love to be outdoors and looking for a summer job. Plan now and join the State Parks Lifeguard team. Dates to qualify have begun– find a location near you.Qualifying Dates

2018 Annual Empire Pass Now Available Online

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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Digital Brochures

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

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