Lifetime Liberty Pass for NYS Veterans with Disabilities

Lifetime Liberty Pass for NYS Veterans with Disabilities


The Lifetime Liberty Pass benefits includes free vehicle entry to state parks and DEC-operated day-use areas, as well as numerous state boat launch sites, historic sites, arboretums and park preserves; free golf at 28 State Park golf courses; free swimming pool entrance at 36 State Park pools, and discounted camping and cabin rentals at all 119 State Park and DEC campgrounds.


To qualify for the pass, the Veteran must be a resident of New York State and provide State Parks with written certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the New York State Department of Veterans' Services that the applicant is a wartime Veteran with a 40% or greater service-connected disability as certified by the United States Veterans Administration, or who has at any time been awarded by the Federal government an allowance towards the purchase of an automobile or who is eligible for such an award.

Note: New York State Veterans with disabilities who currently hold a valid Access Pass will be contacted before the expiration of their pass for updated information to enroll in the Liberty Pass Program, and will no longer have to reapply every four years. Their current valid Access Passes will remain usable until their distinctive Lifetime Liberty Pass is issued.


For more information and to apply for the Liberty Pass, please visit the State Parks website or call 518-474-2324 during normal business hours.

Contact Assistance

If you need assistance, or just want to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for, schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors, all Veterans themselves.

  • Call 1-888-838-7697 to speak to an advisor.
  • Schedule a phone or video consultation online.
  • Use our search to find a Services Office near you.