Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey

We are now accepting applications for seasonal job positions for 2015. Click here for more information.

Port Authority construction work on the GW Bridge drainage system remains ongoing. Weekday closures on Henry Hudson Drive from the Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle will continue until work is complete. The road is open to all use on weekends only, conditions permitting. Click here for more information.

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Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for current updates for the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.


Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Open for season.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours (Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons).
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Port-A-Johns only.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. $5 parking fee, weekends & holidays.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours.
Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 (northern end): Closed for winter. Drive 2 (southern end): Open daylight hours. Due to GW Bridge work, Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle CLOSED to all use on weekdays. Open on weekends, conditions permitting. Click here for more information.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except New Jersey State holidays. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM weekdays, 6 PM Sat. & Sun.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No restroom facilities available.

Sidebar last updated: May 1, 2015.
Information posted here subject to change without notice.

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On the western shore of the Hudson River in Bergen County, New Jersey, we are part of more than 100,000 acres of parklands and historic sites in New York and New Jersey managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The two states formed the Commission in 1900 to stop the defacement of the Palisades by stone quarries, which were blasting the famous cliffs into crushed stone.


Our album page has galleries of the Palisades as a National Natural Landmark, as a National Historic Landmark — and as seen by our visitors. (You can also follow us on Instagram!)


The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey is about 12 miles long, a half-mile wide, and encompasses 2,500 acres of wild Hudson River shorefront, uplands, and cliffs.

Visitors find within this park more than 30 miles of hiking and ski trails, a boat launching ramp, a scenic riverside drive, a cliff-top parkway and overlooks, riverfront picnic areas and playgrounds, a nature sanctuary, two boat basins, historic sites — and mile after mile of rugged woodlands and vistas just minutes from midtown Manhattan.

The Palisades Interstate Park is a National Historic Landmark and the Palisades are a National Natural Landmark.

The Long Path and Shore Trail are National Recreation Trails.

Thanks to the efforts of far-thinking people over a century ago and since, the New Jersey Palisades today belong to all of us. These pages were created to help you and others enjoy this great National Landmark.

This page last updated: April 18, 2015

Click to download our park brochure (for a smaller file, you can also download the brochure without color). Click here to download other park maps.


Recently in the park...

Above, hikers on a history hike to Peanut Leap Cascade stopped to enjoy the view at High Gutter Point, then came back on Old Route 9W, closed now to traffic. Below, a cleanup was organized at Ross Dock by Americorps/Hackensack Riverkeeper watershed ambassador Annabelle Bower.


Did you know…?


We also now include a Google Maps link on many of our directions pages, to make it easier for everyone to get around in the park.

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