Places To Go
DEC operates 52 campgrounds located in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.
New York State has some of the finest fishing in the country.
New York has a diverse landscape and what better way to see it than by hiking.
New York State has more than 7,500 lakes, ponds and reservoirs and over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.
Hunting is among the most popular forms of wildlife recreation in New York State.
New York State has it all and the new 248 page New York Wildlife Viewing Guide has over 100 of New York's best wildlife viewing sites to begin your adventure.
Don't let snow keep you off New York State's thousands of trails this winter.
Outdoor Recreation and Family Activities Calendar.
Scenic spot for a picnic, or planning a week-long camping adventure, state-owned lands are the perfect choice.
Universal Access means providing recreation opportunities for everyone - from the oldest adult to the youngest child and everyone in between including people with disabilities.
The more information, the better!
Baitfish of New York State
Due to their effectiveness on a variety of fish species and their ready availability in bait stores, baitfish are used by thousands of anglers throughout New York State. Unfortunately, while most anglers are aware of how effective baitfish can be, many are completely unaware of the damage that careless use of baitfish can have on our fish populations.
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