Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

COVID-19 UPDATE: New York State Parks are currently open. If you plan on visiting, please wear a face covering and maintain safe 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 

PARK CAPACITY ALERT SATURDAY, JULY 11: The following State Parks have filled to capacity and are currently closed to incoming visitors and traffic. Please make alternate plans.

As of 10:00am: Due to rough surf and riptides, swimming at Hither Hills, Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Parks is prohibited. 

As of 1:00pm:  Thompson's Lake State Park beach has filled to capacity and is closed to incoming visitors and traffic.

As of 3:00pm, The pool at FDR State Park is closed due to inclement weather

Entrance Fees: State Park beaches, day-use areas and historic sites may charge entrance fee of between $6-$10 beginning Saturday, June 6.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

New York State Parks is proud to partner with the New York State Museum and the New York State Women's Suffrage Commission, to present a virtual tour of "Votes for Women", an exhibit presenting the history of women's voting rights as well as profiles of eight influential women suffragists from around New York state. Learn more.



Nature is all around us and our team of educators has compiled innovative ideas and creative activities to explore the outdoors near you. Learn more.

NY Blog

NY Blog

From snakes and Spotted Turtles to ice houses and pickles, enjoy a window into the world of New York State Parks. Learn More.

Digital Brochures

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

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