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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.


Palisades Region Parks: Bear Mountain State Park, Franny Reese State Park, High Tor State Park, Nyack Beach State Park, Rockland Lake State Park and Tiorati State Park are closed until further notice. Lake Welch Beach is open for swimming - please use exit 16 off of the Palisades Parkway. 

Several Long Island State Parks and Historic Sites are closed today due to weather damage. For a list of affected properties visit: Long Island Region

Taconic Region Parks: Taconic Rudd Pond, FDR State Park swimming pool, and Fahenstock campgrounds are closed until further notice due to recent storm damage.

NYC Region: Bayswater Point is closed.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve parking is full as of 12:30.

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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