Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Allegany State Park
COVID-19 Updates
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When visiting a state park, keep the following guidance in mind:

  • Follow guidance to maintain social distance including signage, distance markers, directional arrows, and physical barriers;

Below are some specifics for State Park visitors:

Parking: Many parks, beaches, and trailheads will be busy during peak season. Even at full operating capacity, these places may fill early. Anyone parking outside of designated parking areas will be ticketed. Plan ahead and make a list of alternate destinations. For a list of parks, visit:

Restrooms: Public restrooms may be limited. Visitors should plan accordingly and call the park office for more information.

2022 Camping: New York State Park campsites, cabins, cottages, and yurts are currently opening as scheduled for the 2022 season. Same-day reservations will be allowed until 3pm on day of arrival; this applies to campsites only. Reservations can be made online or through the call center. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Golf: Operating schedules will differ across the state. Call the course directly for current information.

Boat Launches and Marinas: Marinas and boat launch sites are open where conditions allow. Call the park or regional office directly for current status.

Travel Advisory: Visit New York State Parks for more information on the advisory.

While enjoying outdoor spaces, please continue to follow the CDC/NYSDOH's guidelines for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick, or showing or feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, coughing, and/or troubled breathing;
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least six (6) feet of distance between yourself and others, even when outdoors;
  • Unvaccinated visitors should wear a mask when you cannot maintain social distancing;
  • Avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, hugging, or high-fives;
  • Wash hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available; and
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and handrails.