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- Daydream on the dock - Give your bike a work-out - Eat too many s’mores - Discover NY history - Watch a sunset - Camp under the stars - Hike along a gorge - Sink a birdie putt - Walk behind waterfalls

The Park Visitor Welcome Kit is created at no cost to New York State Parks or taxpayers. Funding is generously provided by its partners and 20% of the net proceeds are donated to your state parks.

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Supporting our partners is a great way to say “thank you” for their contribution to your state parks.

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Season Pass

EMPIRE PASSPORT

New York’s gift that keeps on giving!

Just $65

Unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York’s state parks and recreational facilities

EMERGENCY: In case of emergency, call 911, or contact the park police or park staff. General Information: (518) 474-0456 www.nysparks.com

• Where allowed, pets must be on a leash or crated. Pick up after your pets. Call ahead to your park to see if pets are allowed and

bring proof of a current rabies vaccination. • To operate a personal watercraft, you must hold a safety certificate. For boat operators, safety courses are strongly encouraged. • For a complete list of park rules and regulations, visit the park office or ask park staff.

Invasive insects are killing vast swaths of New York’s forests. To stop them, do not bring firewood into the parks. A new regulation prohibits moving untreated firewood more than 50 miles from its source. Only burn wood bought from the park or local sources, and burn ALL your firewood before leaving your camp or picnic site.

Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks is the Empire Passport, providing unlimited day use entry to most of New York’s State Parks and recreational facilities for just $65.  Enjoy some of the Empire State’s best forests, seashores, and lakefronts…every day if you like, with as many friends and family as your car safely holds. Learn more or download an application at www.nysparks.com. Camping Reservations: (800) 456-CAMP www.reserveamerica.com Park Visitor Welcome Kit: www.parkvisitor.com

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For advertising inquiries, call (626) 229-9991. The Park Visitor Welcome Kit was created by Government Solutions Group in partnership with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at no cost to taxpayers. Nothing in the Park Visitor Welcome Kit should be taken to imply endorsement of products, services, or activities of advertisers by any governmental agency. For more information please visit www.parkvisitor.com.

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fire. Build campfires Welcome to your in specified areas New York State only. Parks! We hope you have the safest, • Fireworks and most enjoyable visit firearms are prohibited. possible. Start by reviewing these • Take it easy at first. Parks can feature regulations and park permit details.

If you have any questions or concerns, utilize the contact information below to reach a park office or staff person to help you.

Contact Info

different terrain or temperatures than what you’re used to, and your body’s heating and cooling systems need time to adapt. Break up your activity with rest periods so your body can catch up.

• Stay on designated trails when hiking and biking.

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Tips & Guidelines for a Safe Trip

• Park and camp only in designated areas.


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