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NOW AVAILABLE…

The NJ Palisades guide app is now available

The NJ Palisades Guide app is now available for both iPhone & Android, with hiking trails color-coded to trail blazes, custom markers and information about points of interest, descriptions and map overlays of popular hikes, and more!


Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: June 23, 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. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tue to Fri | 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun | closed Mon. (Regular parking fee applies for Snack Shack customers.)
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. Parking fees (cash only), Fri to Tue, $20 for trailer launch, $10 for car-top launch.
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. Parking fees (cash only), $10 weekends & holidays, $5 Mon, Tue, Fri.
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.


View from offshore looking north at the Giant Stairs Bathing beach in the new park, circa 1915 Stone benches on the Shore Trail by DuPont Dock

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...

Kayakers

Above, kayakers from the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club “cross the street” to Alpine to take a hike in the park. Below, a group of Scouts from Troop 226 worked with Aaron Kazer to complete his Eagle Project in the park. The Scouts brought the materials to the site to assemble a 60-foot-long section of boardwalk along a wet section of the Long Path in Alpine.

Volunteers from the Chinese Mountain Club Volunteers from the Chinese Mountain Club

Volunteers from the Chinese Mountain Club


Learning from the park...

Sometimes it’s the little stuff that adds up. From one typical weekend this summer at Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee, five of our Operations staff members collected 116 bread bag clips, 40 bread bag ties, 66 flattened beer bottle caps, and 52 soda can tabs.

116 bread bag clips 40 bread bag ties 66 flattened beer bottle caps. 52 soda can tabs.

Other things that were collected that weekend included Snapple caps, plastic bottle caps, plastic cap ring seals, 688 plastic water bottle caps, your standard plastic bags, napkins, paper plates and plastic cups, plastic dinner ware, balloons, etc, … and 649 beer bottle caps (even though alcohol is prohibited in the park).

649 beer bottle caps (even though alcohol is prohibited in the park).

Park staff and volunteers spend hundreds of hours a year collecting litter. If litter were not an issue, those hours could be used for other beautification and maintenance projects. Click here for more “Learning from the Park.”


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