Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State parks is the Empire Passport, providing unlimited day use vehicle
entry to most of New York's State parks and recreational facilities.
Enjoy the forests, the seashore, the lakefronts in your state parks...every day if you like, through all of New York
State's beautiful seasons. Walk, picnic, bike...bring as many friends as your car holds! The Empire Passport provides access to
most of the 179 state parks, 55 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) forest preserve areas, as well as to
boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves.
A one-year Empire Passport is available for $65. This 2015 Empire Passport is accepted now through March 31, 2016. Also
now available for online purchase are three- and five-year Empire Passports for additional savings at just $165 (three-year) and $260 (five-year).
And new this year is the introduction of a Lifetime Empire Passport, now available for purchase for just $750. With no expiration date, just buy it once,
and enjoy the parks forever.