Empire Pass


New York State Parks
Albany, NY 12238
(518) 474-0458

About the Empire Pass:

Get your wallet-sized Empire Pass Card (annual pass) at a special PEF member and retiree only discount! Explore the New York State Parks and recreational facilities with the wallet-sized Empire Pass Card that can be shared within a household. It’s a friendly alternative to the traditional window decal, and not assigned to a specific vehicle. The card can be used by parents, grandparents, caregivers, and others. The Empire Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State parks. The Empire Pass Cards expire December 31st of the year during which the card is purchased. The card is an annual use card and can be renewed directly through Empire Pass at the Empire Pass discounted price — available online only. Or, you may purchase a new 2020 Empire Pass Card at the MBP discounted rate through MBP. The choice is yours.

Escape, Explore, and Experience the forests, the seashore, lakefronts and trails — every day, if you like, through all four seasons. Walk, picnic, bike, and bring as many family members and friends as your car will hold! The passport provides access to 180 state parks, 55 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) forest preserve areas, as well as boat launch sites, arboretums, and park preserves.

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