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New York State Parks & Historic Sites

DID YOU KNOW? The Park Visitor Welcome Kit is created at no cost to New York State Parks or taxpayers.


Connect with nature, learn about our wildlife habitat.

Funding is generously provided by its partners and 20% of the net proceeds are donated to your state parks. Supporting our partners is a great way to say “thank you” for their contribution. Find out more at

A state park map with a listing of activities and facilities.


PARK STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS Environmental Educator Alli

Great ideas for your park visit and the best places to explore.


Learn how to get involved. Use partner offers to earn money & trees for parks. Enter to win a FREE Flip video camera by giving your opinion at: AMERICA’S STATE PARKS A M E R I C A’S

We are a proud member of America’s State Parks. This alliance is committed to enhancing the American quality of life by preserving recreational & historical opportunities close to home!

Niagara Falls State Park


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Welcome to your New York State Parks! We hope you have the safest, most enjoyable visit possible. Start by reviewing these regulations and park permit details.

• Park and camp only in designated areas.

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

• Take it easy at first. Parks can feature

• Stay on designated trails when hiking and biking. • Use caution with fire. Build campfires in specified areas only. • Fireworks and firearms are prohibited.

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. • 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.

STOP THE SPREAD! 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.

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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 order online at

C O N TAC T I N F O EMERGENCY: In case of emergency, call 911, or contact the park police or park staff. General Information: (518) 474-0456

Camping Reservations: (800) 456-CAMP Park Visitor Welcome Kit:

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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 GSG is a founding member of America’s State Parks.



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