If you're a frequent New York State Park visitor the Empire Pass has been the most economical option for paying entrance fees -- $65 gets you unlimited entry for the year. So, anything past your 8th or 9th visit is free admission.
The downside: It has to be affixed to a car window.
Now there's a new option: The Empire Pass Card, which can be shared among members of a household and doesn't have to be stuck on a vehicle. The card is $80. Blurbage:
A new wallet-sized Empire Pass Card that can be shared within a household is now available. It's a family-friendly alternative to the traditional window decal, and not assigned to a specific vehicle. The new card can be used by parents, grandparents, caregivers and others.
The Empire Pass stickers are still available, and they're still $65.
New York State Parks also offers multi-year cards -- $205 for three years, and $320 for five years.
There's also a lifetime Empire Pass for $750.
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