Empire Pass


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

About the Empire Pass:

Get your Empire Pass (annual pass) at a special PEF members and retirees only discount! Explore the New York State Parks and recreational facilities with a new 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 new 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.

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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