Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey

We are now accepting applications for summer employment — click here for details.

Pothole repair work remains ongoing on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Motorists should please use caution. See Parkway Condition Statement for more information.

The Parkway Police Twitter feed provides live updates on traffic and other conditions.

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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: April 12, 2014

Sunday, April 27

“Arbor Day Tree Planting” • Volunteer tree planting with the Trail Crew • From 11 AM to 3 PM: start at Ross Dock Picnic Area (directions) or at Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin (directions) and follow signs to “Tree Planting on the Shore Trail,” with a short walk to closest planting sites.

Click here for more information. We provide tools and gloves, but you may bring your own. Groups and troops please contact Christina Fehre at 201 768-1360 ext. 110.

Escape to the Palisades

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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 gravel.


In the Palisades: Denise Riordan

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.

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 and appreciate this great National Landmark.

This page last updated: April 11, 2014


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Signs of spring could at last be seen!


Did you know…?

The park’s riverfront was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy, and 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.”

The playground at Englewood after Sandy The parking area at Alpine after Sandy Alpine Boat Basin after Sandy The Kearney House during initial cleanup after Sandy Debris field in Alpine Picnic Area