At this time of year, it is common to encounter what may appear to be sick, injured, or orphaned young animals in the park. Most often, these animals are fine and should be left alone!
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Open / Closed in the Park:
Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters is CLOSED TO ALL USE for major road reconstruction.
Projected reopening: May 1 (weather and other factors permitting – please check back for updates).
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.
Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for emergency updates on roads and other conditions in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
NOTE: THE PARK’S SPRING OPERATING SEASON BEGINS MAY 1
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive. All restrooms closed for season. Kearney House closed for season.|
|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 Tues. – Fri., 10 AM – 6 PM weekends (closed Mondays).|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking (year-round, click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. 201-461-1776.|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required). 201-784-0484.|
|Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Edgewater park entrance to Englewood Cliffs park entrance open daylight hours. Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters CLOSED TO ALL USE (projected reopening: May 1). Englewood to Alpine CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLES for construction (projected reopening: May 1).|
|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. 201-768-1360. 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 Cafe & bookshop) open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours. Trail construction with intermittent closures on the Shore Trail between Ross Dock and Englewood.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive.|
Last updated April 21, 2017 (subject to change without notice).
Fort Lee Historic Park is a cliff-top park area with scenic overlooks, a reconstructed Revolutionary War encampment, and a Visitor Center. The entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park is on Hudson Terrace opposite Bruce Reynolds Boulevard and immediately south of the George Washington Bridge.
GPS: 40.852539, -73.963961
Metered parking is in effect at Fort Lee Historic Park
8 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week, year-round (including holidays)
Mon. – Fri. $1/hr. for the first 3 hrs., then $2/hr.
Sat. & Sun. $5 for the first 3 hrs., then $2/hr.
All days: $20 each bus.
Parking is permitted in numbered spaces only. Use exact change or credit card. Machines do not make change, and no refunds are provided for overpayment. Senior and seasonal passes do not apply.
- Scenic overlooks are located along the pathways both north and south of the parking area.
- The Revolutionary War encampment is to the south of the parking area (to the right, facing up the entrance drive), down the pathways past the blockhouse structure.
- The Visitor Center is immediately at the top of the entrance drive.
- Click to download a brochure with a map of the Historic Park grounds.
Bicycles, Cars & Motorcycles:
- From U.S. Route 9W and downtown Fort Lee: At Bruce Reynolds Boulevard, turn east. Proceed down the hill, through the traffic light, and straight into the entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park.
- From Edgewater & south: Take River Road north. This changes to Hudson Terrace at the top of the hill at the Fort Lee border (Edgewater park entrance to Henry Hudson Drive on right). The entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park will be on the right (east), at the traffic light for Bruce Reynolds Boulevard.
Cars & Motorcycles Only (no bicycles):
- From southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway (Hudson Terrace exit): Take exit for Hudson Terrace (south of gas stations south of Exit 1, just past split for GW Bridge — left turn here not permitted on weekdays before 9 AM, use Exit 1 directions below). Turn left off the short exit ramp onto Hudson Terrace, to head south. At the second traffic light (Bruce Reynolds Boulevard), just beyond the big overpass for the George Washington Bridge, turn left from left-turn lane to the entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park.
- From southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway (Exit 1): Take Exit 1, Palisade Avenue, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs. Turn left (east), then right onto Hudson Terrace (south). Continue about 2 mi. At the second traffic light (Bruce Reynolds Boulevard), just beyond the big overpass for the George Washington Bridge, turn left from left-turn lane to the entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park.
- From eastbound Routes 4 & 46 and northbound I-95: Take the exit for Fort Lee (Exit 72 for I-95 local, Exit 73 for I-95 express). Continue straight (east) on Bruce Reynolds Boulevard through several traffic lights (essentially, this is the service road for the highways approaching the George Washington Bridge). Go straight through the last traffic light into the entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park.
- From New York City: Take the upper level of the George Washington Bridge to the first Fort Lee exit, Hudson Terrace. Bear right and proceed down the ramp to the traffic light. Turn right (south) onto Hudson Terrace. At the next light (Bruce Reynolds Boulevard), turn left from left-turn lane to the entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park.
By Public Transportation (and walking across the George Washington Bridge):
- For bus information, see main directions page. Best bus stop for Fort Lee Historic Park is Bridge Plaza in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
- Get off at Fort Lee Bridge Plaza (the first stop out of New York City from the George Washington Bridge Terminal). Go up the stairs to Lemoine Avenue and turn right (south). At the intersection on the other side of the overpass, turn left (east) and go downhill on Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. At the light at the bottom of the hill (Hudson Terrace), cross the street to the Historic Park entrance.
- If walking across the George Washington Bridge from New York City, turn left (south) on Hudson Terrace, and the entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park will be on the left (east).
Click to download these directions, including a map.