A University at Albany State University of New York (SUNY) sign stands in Albany, New York, U.S., on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Budget talks among New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders broke down on March 21, as senate co-leader Dean Skelos said there's too much focus on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio's pre-kindergarten plan. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state parks office is extending the sale period for its 2018 Empire Pass Card that gives holders access to all New York state parks for one price.
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation says the $65 sale is being extended through April 8. After that the passes will be available for $80.
Parks officials say over the last four months more than 40,000 of the Empire Pass Cards have been sold at the discounted $65 price.
The passes are valid for the entire year and are good for entry to more than 250 state parks, historic sites, recreational trails, beaches and boat launches.
The shareable, wallet-sized plastic cards are available at state parks or online.
The Empire Pass decals for vehicle windows are no longer being offered.