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COVID-10 UPDATE: New York State Parks are currently open. If you plan on visiting,  please wear a face covering and maintain social distance. Park density limits are in effect, so have an alternate plan ready in case the park you are visiting reaches capacity. For additional information about camping, swimming, and other activities, visit COVID-19 UPDATE.

UPDATE: Wednesday, AUGUST 12th: 

Several Long Island State Parks and Historic Sites are closed today due to weather damage: Trailview, Caleb Smith, Valley Stream, Walt Whitman Historic Site, and Wildwood.

Palisades Region Parks: The following state parks are CLOSED until further notice: High Tor


PARK CAPACITY ALERT: The following parks have filled to capacity and are CLOSED to incoming visitors and traffic. Please seek alternatives:

As of 12:15 PM - Southwick Beach

As of 1:15 PM -  Chimney Bluffs 


New York's historic sites tell the story of our rich cultural heritage. Experience the many facets of New York State history through tours, storytelling, exhibits, cooking demonstrations, military drills and encampments. There are countless ways to explore our past.

New York State's historic sites... With all there is to see and do, how will you spend your time?

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