With the summer rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to purchase your New York State Empire Passport. This affordable pass provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York’s State parks and recreational facilities, including many forests and lakefronts.
The Passport provides access to a total of 179 state parks, 55 DEC forest preserve areas, boat launch sites, arboretums, and park preserves and are available for all four seasons! Right now you can purchase a 2014 Passport for $65, which is accepted now through March 31, 2015.
Frequent purchasers may be interested in a multiple-year Empire Passport, which lasts for either three or five years. Additionally, for the first time ever, you can purchase a Lifetime Empire passport. For your convenience, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles will issue an icon for your Driver License, Non-Driver ID or Learner Permit. All lifetime members will also be eligible to apply for one free set (front and back plates) of the custom "I Love Parks" license plate for their vehicle, plus one free plate renewal. This pass is available for a one-time fee of $750.00 and will never expire.
To see a full list of parks where the Empire Passport is accepted and to see how you can register for a plan of your choosing, please CLICK HERE