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Annual Day Use Pass to DEC Campgrounds and State Parks

Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State campgrounds parks is the Empire Passport. The Passport provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most DEC forest preserve areas, boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves as well as most parks administered by NYS Parks. All for just $65!

Enjoy the beaches, the picnic areas, scenic highways and the lakes in the Adirondacks and Catskills...every day if you like, throughout the spring, summer and fall. Swim, hike, picnic, fish...and bring as many friends as your car holds! Its all covered by the Empire Passport.

Available for only $65, the Passport can be used from April 1 to March 31 of the following year and will pay for itself in about 7 visits. This may be used on passenger vehicle, a boat, or a motorcycle.

Passports can be purchased over the phone with your credit card by calling (518) 457-2500. In addition, Empire Passports are available for sale at most DEC campground locations.

DEC Facilities Accepting Empire Passport

Northeast Adirondacks
Northwest Adirondacks
Southeast Adirondacks
Southwest Adirondacks
Western New York

For a list of NYS Parks facilities that accept the Passport, visit the NYS Parks website.

Lifetime Empire Passport

Why not extend your NYS Adventure? Consider buying a Lifetime Empire State Passport that lets you visit more than 170 beautiful NYS parks for the rest of your life. See the NYS Parks website for more details about this and boating safety certificates.

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