Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Lake Welch Closure
Lake Welch Beach, Picnic Grounds and Public Boat Launch have closed until further notice due to a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) that has affected all of Lake Welch. The closures are necessary to protect public health and safety. Visitors should seek alternate locations for swimming and picnicking.

Swimming

Swimming

Make a splash! NY State Parks has many pools, and lake and ocean beaches to cool off in this summer. Swimming & Safety Tips

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Think outside, no box required! From seasonal positions to permanent employment, we offer a wide variety of job opportunities within State Parks and Historic Sites. Join Our Team

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Capture the best of the outdoors to win prizes and bragging rights! Enter now through Oct. 15

Digital Brochures

State park, historic site and camping information are available in digital format and may be downloaded.

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