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Museum Passes

Empire Pass (NYS Parks)


The Empire Pass is usable for one vehicle entrance fee at a time (including motorcycles). It cannot be used for other vehicles entering the park shortly after the first vehicle has entered.


The loan period for the Empire Pass is one week




The Empire Pass does not guarantee parking when the park is at maximum capacity. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and does not allow for early entry prior to park hours.

The Empire Pass does not guarantee free vehicle entry into the park when special events occur and are operated by other organizations.

The Empire Pass does not include waiver of fees for camping, golf, museum or historic site admission and other special activity fees are not included. 

The Empire Pass is usable for all motor vehicles except those used in the business of transporting passengers for hire including public or private buses, shuttles, taxis, limousines, or other livery vehicles. 

The Empire Pass Card can be used at most  NY State Parks and Dept. Of Environmental Conservation Facilities.

NYS Parks:

DEC Facilities