Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey

Parkway repaving

Henry Hudson Drive from the Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle will be CLOSED to all use through Feb. 2015 for GW Bridge work by the Port Authority. Conditions permitting, the road will be opened on Sundays to pedestrians and cyclists only. Click here for more information.

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Open / Closed in the Park:

Allison Park: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for winter.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours (Kearney House closed for winter).
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 Dock: Closed for winter.
Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 (northern end): Closed for winter. Drive 2 (southern end): Open daylight hours. Through Feb. 2015: Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle CLOSED to all use for GWB work. Click here for more information.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs. Repaving remains in progress, under the supervision of the NJ Dept. of Transportation.
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. Restrooms closed for winter (Port-A-Johns available).
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No restroom facilities available.

Sidebar last updated: December 16, 2014.
Information posted here subject to change without notice.

Unless indicated, events are free and open to all, and advanced registration is NOT required. (Check our Calendar page for how we rate guided hikes for difficulty.)

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 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 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: December 10, 2014


Recently in the park...

Saturday, October 25: Colin Keegan led a children’s hike “Across the GWB to the Little Red Lighthouse” (above), the interpretive staff at Fort Lee Historic Park led a historic skills workshop on “Surviving the Apocolypse” (below), and the Kearney House hosted a “Punch & Pie” tavern night (bottom).


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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