Good Question: Is it still free to enter parks?

Brennan Somers
Updated: June 11, 2020 09:39 AM
Created: June 11, 2020 04:23 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Camping season is just getting back underway all over New York state.

All fees for state, local, and county parks have been waived for months to get families outside after being stuck at home. What about now? Do you have to pay if you’re just visiting for the day?


A viewer named Terry asked News10NBC’s Brennan Somers: Do we happen to know if the fees to enter some parks (such as Letchworth) for day visits are going to be charged now that camping is allowed? I can't seem to find any information on that.

As of this week, New York State parks are taking new camping reservations for getaways starting June 22.

There's a rolling COVID-19 updates page online talking specifically about parks. It states:

Entrance Fees: State Park beaches, day-use areas and historic sites may charge entrance fee of between $6-$10 beginning Saturday, June 6. While reservations picking up again this week are for state parks, DEC parks (Adirondacks and Catskills) are not included.

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