You're allowed to bring as many friends or family as you want in your car or other passenger vehicle. The Empire Passport is valid from one year starting April 1 through March 31 of the following year. (If you buy it during the year, you will not get a discount on the months that have passed since April 1st.) Camping, golf and other special activity fees are not included in the price of an Empire State Passport, and having the passport does not guarantee vehicle entry into parks.
Please note that the Empire Passport must be permanently attached to the driver's side window in the front or rear of the car, or on the left side of motorcycles, or inside the hull of a boat. (If your motorcycle or boat does not have a windshield, you can request a free clear protective cover for your Empire State Passport.)
For current fees and to purchase your Empire State Passport, you may go to
- The Long Island State Park Regional Office, Belmont Lake State Park, Babylon, NY, (631) 669-1000 extension 223
- Purchase over the phone by calling the LI Regional Office at (631) 669-1000 extension 223 or (518) 474-0458 during business hours and paying by credit card.
- You may purchase your Empire State Passport online at NYS Parks and click on "Empire Passports" on the bottom left hand side of the page.
- You may also go to NYS Parks and download an application, fill it out and then mail to:
Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 1
Albany, NY 12238
Note that you'll receive a discount of $3 per Empire State Passport if you purchase 25 or more. Orders of 50 or more will receive a discount of $6 per passport.