Empire Pass

New York State Parks

(518) 474-0458


About Empire Pass

Explore the New York State Parks and recreational facilities with the Empire Pass, wallet-sized card, that can be shared within a household. The card can be used by parents, grandparents, caregivers, and others. An embedded radio-frequency identification chip allows the card to be scanned and accepted at facilities with automatic pay stations. Passes are reusable for one vehicle entrance at a time.

The Empire Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State parks. Escape, explore, and experience the forests, the seashore, lakefronts and trails—every day, if you like, through all four seasons. Walk, picnic, bike, and bring as many family members and friends as your car will hold! The passport provides access to 180 state parks, 55 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) forest preserve areas, as well as boat launch sites, arboretums, and park preserves.

PLEASE NOTE: Operations may be impacted due to COVID-19, and capacity restrictions may be in place for the upcoming season. Please decide whether an Empire Pass is the right purchase for you and your family as all Empire Pass products are non-returnable and non-refundable after purchase.

About Empire Pass

About Empire Pass Cards

2022 pass: $60

The Empire Pass cards expire 12/31/2022. The card is an annual use card and can be renewed online, directly through Empire Pass, at the Empire Pass discounted rate. Or, you may purchase a new 2023 Empire Pass card at the PEF MBP discounted rate through PEF MBP. The choice is yours.

Guidelines for Use of the Pass Pass Expiration Date

Additional Details & Disclaimers

Empire Pass supplies are limited and availability is not guaranteed. All sales are final. The PEF Membership Benefits Program cannot be responsible for lost, stolen, expired, or used without permission passes. No refunds or exchanges, which includes unused passes.


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