Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey
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|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, pavilion restrooms closed for winter.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Wed. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required.|
|Hazard’s Dock: Closed for winter.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 closed for winter. Drive 2, Dyckman Hill Road, and Alpine Approach Road open daylight hours, conditions permitting.|
|The Kearney House: Closed for winter.|
|Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs., ongoing pothole repair work (see Parkway Condition Statement).|
|Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except on New Jersey State holidays (these days are marked on our calendar). Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201 768-6001. Click here for Court information.
|Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours.|
Sidebar last updated: March 8, 2014
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 gravel.
Our album page includes 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 12 miles long, a half-mile wide, and encompasses 2,500 acres of wild Hudson River shorefront, uplands, and cliffs.
Within this park you will find 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.
Thanks to the efforts of far-thinking people over a century ago and since, the Palisades today belong to all of us. These pages were created to help you and others enjoy the tall cliffs of the Hudson and all they offer.
This page last updated: March 8, 2014
Recently in the park...
A winter history hike took hikers to “Cliffhanger Point,” in honor of the centennial of the 1914 release of The Perils of Pauline. You can read more about early filmmaking along the Palisades here.
Did you know…?
- Throughout the year, we rely on part-time and seasonal employees to supplement the work of our full-time staff. Click here for current job listings.
- We offer staff-led guided hikes for school and scout groups — click here for details.
- We offer a memorial bench program in the park. Click here for details, or click on the brochure below.
- We post featured stories from “Cliff Notes,” our park visitor letter — including the most recent story, “The Cascade” — here at njpalisades.org.
- Your group can book our illustrated talk, “The Unknown Palisades: A Slideshow through Time,” or one of our other informative off-site programs. Click here for details.
- The Palisades Parks Conservancy has information about all of the parks and historic sites managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, in both New York and New Jersey.
- You can download our advisory for park visitors (about ticks, poison ivy, and other concerns).
The park’s riverfront was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Restoration work remains ongoing. You can find more about the storm and its effect on the park in “What Comes Back” and “Six Months After.”