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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: Tuesday, AUGUST 11th: 

Several Long Island State Parks and Historic Sites are closed today due to weather damage: Cold Spring Harbor, 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 10:00AM:  Jones Beach Field 6 and Robert Moses Field 3

As of 11:00AM- Orient Beach

As of 11:15AM: Minnewaska State Park Preserve main entrance lots are full, expect long wait times.

As of 1:00PM: Southwick Beach

As of 1:30PM: Thompson's Lake Campground Beach and Taconic Copake Falls

From the shores of Long Island to the mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 180 state parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. Beaches, boat launches, hiking trails, campsites, and golf courses all await you!

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

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The New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic site system is divided into eleven regions. State land in the Adirondacks (6a) and the Catskills (6b) is overseen by the Department of Environmental Conservation. For more information about those areas, please visit www.dec.ny.govLeaving New York State Parks or call 518-402-8000. Camping reservations for all New York State campgrounds can be made by visiting newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com Leaving New York State Parks or by calling 1-800-456-CAMP.

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