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For Release: Saturday, April 29, 2023

DEC and Adirondack Mountain Reserve Launch Third Year of Parking Reservation System

Parking Reservations Required May 1 to Oct. 31

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR) today announced that the parking reservation system to promote safe access to trails in the Route 73 corridor will resume May 1, following a successful season in 2022. More than 35,000 users have registered at AMR's website to make parking reservations since the system's launch in 2021.

From May 1 through Oct. 31, reservations will be required to access the parking lot, trailheads, and trails located on the privately owned 7,000-acre AMR property in the town of Keene in the Adirondack High Peaks region. AMR has a longstanding conservation easement with DEC that allows public access for hiking. Additional hiking opportunities and parking lots can be found throughout the 2.6 million acres of public lands within the Adirondack Forest Preserve on a first-come, first-served basis. View a map of AMR within the Adirondack Forest Preserve (PDF).

Advanced parking reservations at AMR are available at no-cost and must be obtained for single-day or overnight use. Seventy reservations, including overnight reservations, are available per day. Walk-in users without a reservation are not permitted unless these users can provide a Greyhound or Trailways bus ticket from within the past 24 hours. Reservations are also required for access to the Noonmark and Round Mountain trailheads located on AMR property.

New bookings for 2023 began April 17. Reservations can be made as far as two weeks in advance. Users will be able to make reservations 14 days out on a 24-hour rolling basis. Reminder emails go out to reservation holders in advance of their designated time asking them to confirm or cancel. If a reservation is cancelled, the reservation immediately becomes available on the website. Reservations open frequently, so users are encouraged to check AMR's website often if reservations are not available on their chosen date.

In 2022, the reservation system accepted 10,122 reservations. There were 3,801 reservation cancellations, with 3,776 of the cancelled reservations rebooked. Of that total, 14,200 were New Yorkers, 6,600 registrations were from people residing out of state, and 138 people from other countries. A total of 113 Canadian users registered in 2022.

DEC and AMR continue to work together to adaptively manage the program to improve public safety, ensure equitable access, and promote sustainable use of this popular hiking destination. Learn more about the Adirondack Mountain Reserve on DEC's website. For a list of frequently asked questions and to register, visit AMR's website.

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