Open: NYS Parks Open for Camping, Beaches & Day-use

Letchworth State Park / Photo courtesy of parks.ny.gov

One way to go on a trip this summer while keeping a socially distanced mindset? Camping.

According to Parks.ny.gov’s recent COVID-19 Update NYS Park campsites, cabins and cottages are currently accepting new reservations for all available sites including tents, trailers, RVs, cabins, yurts and cottages.

Reservations begun at 9 a.m. June 8 for camping stays beginning on June 22. Reservations are expected to fill quickly, so make sure you grab yours asap if you’re looking to get out there.

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Reservations can be made in advance by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMP or at newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Online reservations are encouraged. You must have a reservation to camp. No walk-up camping stays will be accepted. For more details on the revised guidelines for the parks in terms of social distancing measures being taken, visit parks.ny.gov.

 

Beaches and Day-use areas

New York State Parks’ beaches and day-use areas are now also open across the state. In alignment with NY Forward, State Park beaches, day-use areas and historic sites will return to charging the normal entrance fee of between $6-$10 as regions reach phase 2 of reopening.

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Entrance fees may apply beginning Saturday, June 6. Did you know visitors can purchase a 2020 Season Empire Pass for unlimited day-use entry? Available for $80, the 2020 Season Empire Pass is a wallet-sized card that can be shared within a household and not assigned to a specific vehicle. For more details, visit parks.ny.gov.

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