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Speed Restriction on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River: Beginning Monday, May 29th, NY State will enforce a 5 mph. speed limit on boats operating within 600 feet of the Lake Ontario or St Lawrence River shoreline. This measure is meant to reduce wakes and waves that can cause further erosion and property damage. Learn more.

State Park Facilities on Lake Ontario and in the Thousand Islands:  High water is impacting State Park facilities on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway. All parks are open, but access to boat launches and other facilities near the water may be restricted. Check the web page of the park you intend to visit for updates. For more information on the storm impacts to state boat launches, please visit: Lake Ontario Storm 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 newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com Leaving New York State Parks or by calling 1-800-456-CAMP.

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