Empire Passes for State Parks

Ontario Public Library is proud to offer free admission passes to hundreds of New York State Parks and beaches. The Empire Pass is your ticket to the great outdoors!

  • Borrow a pass at OPL with your OWWL card.
  • Passes are available first come, first served at the Circulation Desk.
  • Holds or requests for reservations cannot be made.
  • Passes are loaned for seven days.

About the Empire Pass

The Empire Pass permits unlimited vehicle access to most facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Empire Pass will not be accepted if it has been altered in any way. The Empire Pass must be presented upon entry to the facility. Without the pass, you will be required to pay the vehicle entry fee. Lost or stolen passes will be reported to the New York State Parks and the borrower will be charged a replacement fee.

Learn more about the Empire Pass Program here

Special thanks to the Friends of the Ontario Public Library for their generous support of the annual park pass program.