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Free Admission to State Park Sites During This Week's Heat Wave

Governor Kathy Hochul announces admission to all NY State Parks will be free Wednesday, June 19 & Thursday, June 20 to help New Yorkers beat the heat. Pools, beaches, and other cooling options will be available at select parks throughout the state. Please follow safety tips during extreme heat, including be prepared in advance, know the symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, and never leave children and pets unsupervised in hot cars. For more information:

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 Leaving New York State Parks or by calling 1-800-456-CAMP.

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