NY Parks System Unveils Empire Pass Card for Families


The state parks system is selling a plastic card version of its Empire Pass that’s accepted at state-owned parks and recreation areas across New York.

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Thursday that the Empire Pass card is now available for purchase for $80. The wallet-sized card can be shared among family members who are headed to state parks for an outing.

The cards and decals allow unlimited day-use vehicle entry to state parks, forest preserves and boat launches.