The Finger Lakes State Parks will be holding a NY State Lifeguard Exam on  Thursday, July 5  at the Watkins Glen State Park pool located within the south entrance off NYS Route 329 in Watkins Glen.  The exam is required for all candidates interested in working at any NYS Park.  

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the exams will begin at 9 a.m. sharp.   

Candidates are required to bring their picture ID and their own pocket masks for the CPR portion of the exam.  

Please visit for a list of all the qualifying procedures and prerequisites to employment or for other exam dates and locations.

Candidates must pre-register by either calling the Finger Lakes State Parks Regional Office at 607-387-7041 x 113 or by e-mail at