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Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: September 24, 2017

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open 9 AM – 4:30 PM on Thu. | 9 AM – 5:30 PM, Fri to Sun | closed Mon, Tue, Wed.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tue to Fri | 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun | closed Mon.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking, 7 days (click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.

Parking Restrictions
WEEKDAYS: Public parking in south lot only.

Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
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 (State Line Café & bookshop) open 7 days, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Ongoing Project
ONGOING: Intermittent closures on Shore Trail from Englewood to Ross Dock for construction.

Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

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On the western shore of the Hudson River in northeastern New Jersey, we are part of more than 100,000 acres of parks and historic sites that the Palisades Interstate Park Commission manages for New York and New Jersey. The two states formed the Commission in 1900 to stop the destruction of the Palisades by stone quarries, which were blasting the famous cliffs for crushed stone.


Fall colors on the Palisades. Dedication of the Palisades Interstate Park, Sept. 27, 1909. An osprey at State Line hawk watch.

Our album page has galleries of the Palisades as a National Natural Landmark, as a National Historic Landmark — and as seen by our visitors.


The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey is about twelve miles long and half a mile wide, containing 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. The Palisades Cliffs 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.

Park Brochure.

Click to download our park brochure. Click here to download other park maps (including maps that are more printer- and mobile device-friendly than the full-size brochure).


Recently in the park...

Shad sails at Bloomer's Beach Shad sails at Bloomer's Beach

Above, with the help of the Hudson River Improvement Fund of the Hudson River Foundation, new amenities were provided at Bloomer’s Beach at the north end of Englewood Picnic Area, including tables, a grill and coal disposal bin, and seasonal shade sails. Below, volunteers got together to plan for the fall hawk watch at State Line Lookout, which begins Thursday, September 7. Through early November, volunteer observers will record the migration of raptors from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. Visitors are always welcome at the hawk watch (binoculars recommended). Pictured are Stiles Thomas, one of the founders of the hawk watch, with PIP staff. Photo by Deb Tracy-Kral.

Talus forest


F.V.I. (For our Visitor’s Information)...

Balloons create litter.

Balloons often end up miles away from the parties they were meant to liven up. When they land in our waterways and forests, they are not only unsightly — they can cause harm to wildlife. Most of these photos were taken during the off-season months in the park, when the forgotten balloons are more visible.

Balloons create litter. Balloons create litter. Balloons create litter.

Once you release a balloon into the air, it’s not really “gone.” The materials used in the balloons (even the so-called “biodegradable” ones), as well as the ribbons they are tied to, can tangle up birds and other animals or be injested by marine animals, often killing them. These materials can remain in the environment for years, continuing to do harm.

Balloons create litter.

To learn more about this important topic, including ways to liven your event without balloons, visit BalloonsBlow.org.

BalloonsBlow.org

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