Places To Go
Finding DEC Recreation Lands
(Photo: Geo Rittenbyer)
Whether you're looking for a scenic spot for a picnic, or planning a week-long camping adventure, state-owned lands are the perfect choice.
Why visit state lands?
- The price is right--most are free to use, and the rest require a modest fee.
- They're nearby--there are state lands in every county in New York
- They're diverse--sandy beaches, vast forests, shimmering lakes, rocky peaks and much more.
- They're accessible--state lands accommodate a wide spectrum of interests and abilities.
Click on any region of the map below to find state land near you, or where you plan to visit.
Map showing state-owned recreation lands. Click on an area to locate state lands in that region.