State & National Parks
The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
Read more at lnt.org
The Great New York State Fair
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 487-7711
Description: August 20 - September 6, 2021
Tap the red
State & National Parks in New York
NY State Parks
Bear Mountain State Park
Blauvelt State Park
Catskill State Park
Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
Clermont State Park
F D Roosevelt Home National Historic Site
High Tor State Park
Hook Mountain State Park
James Baird State Park
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Minnewaska State Park Preserve5281 Route 44-55
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Phone: (845) 255-0752
Description: Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, 35 miles of carriage roads and 50 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy.
Mohansic State Park
Norrie State Park
Palisades State Park
Peekamoose Blue HoleThe Peekamoose Blue Hole is located in Sundown Wild Forest
Denning, NY 12740
Enforcement Matters: 518-408-5850 (24/7) or dial 911
Open for Recreation: A half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset.
Roberto Clemente State Park301 West Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10453
Phone: (718) 299-8750
Description: New York City Region
Rockland Lake State Park
Slide Mountain Wilderness
Stony Brook State Park10820 NY-36
Finger Lakes Region
Dansville, NY 14437
Phone: (585) 335-8111
Description: Stony Brook State Park features a rugged gorge in the rolling hills of Western New York. You can enjoy the park's rich scenery while camping, picnicking, swimming or hiking.
Stony Point State Park
Sundown Wild ForestDEC Region 3 New Paltz Office
Denning, NY 12740
Phone: (845) 256-3000
Description: Location: Towns of Denning, Wawarsing, and Olive in Ulster County and Town of Neversink in Sullivan County
Robert H. Treman State Park105 Enfield Falls Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-3440
Description: Robert H. Treman State Park is an area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight. Winding trails follow the gorge past 12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, to where visitors can see a mile-and-a-half down the wooded gorge as it winds its way to the lower park. Campers can choose from tent or RV sites or cabins. Enjoy nine miles of hiking trails, or swim in a stream-fed pool beneath a waterfall. Swimming is allowed in lifeguarded area only.
Taconic State Park
Tallman Mountain State Park
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Vernooy Kill State Forest
Watkins Glen State Park
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic ParkHighland Entrance:
87 Haviland Road
Highland, NY 12528
61 Parker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 834-2867
Description: In October 2009, the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened as a legacy project of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
Willowemoc Wild Forest
Related State & National Parks News in New York
USA State & National Parks News
State Park News
The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
Redwood poaching spreads to national forests
Redwood burl poaching spreads from national park to national forests
By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press Writer
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- The poaching of knobby growths on ancient redwood trees has spread to national forests in Northern California and Oregon.The growths, known as burls, appear at the base of redwood trees, where they send out sprouts. Their intricate grain is prized for furniture and decorations. Read more
State Parks Foundation
The America's State Parks Foundation is the Nationwide Voice for America's State Parks. Our state parks comprise 14 million acres of public open space and host over 720 million visits annually, generating over $20 billion in economic benefits to states and communities, conserving and protecting irreplaceable natural and cultural resources, and promoting healthy outdoor life styles and experiences for all Americans. The America's State Parks Foundation is the only national-level non-profit whose sole purpose is to advance the missions and purposes of America's State Parks.
The Mission of the America's State Parks Foundation is to promote the value of America's State Parks, for environmental stewardship, for health and well-being of Americans and for economic development; and to energize the State Park Movement working in collaboration with state park agencies, their non-profit partners and other allies and supporters of parks, conservation and preservation in America.
List of national parks of the United StatesThere are 398 official units of the National Park System
The United States has 58 protected areas known as national parks, which are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. National parks must be established by an act of the United States Congress.
27 states have national parks, as do the insular areas of American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. Alaska and California have the most, each with 8, followed by Utah with 5 and Colorado with 4. The largest national park is Wrangell–St. Elias, at over 8 million acres, followed by three more in Alaska; the smallest is Hot Springs, at less than 6 thousand acres. The total area protected by national parks is approximately 51.9 million acres, for an average of 895 thousand acres but a median of only 317 thousand acres. The most-visited national park is Great Smoky Mountains, followed by the Grand Canyon, with over four million. Fourteen national parks are designated World Heritage Sites.
Find a National Park