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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!
Injured Animal Information
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Open / Closed in the Park:

Road Closed
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).

WARNING!
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.

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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).

Hazard’s Ramp is a boat launching ramp for registered, trailer-towed boats under 24 feet in length, jet skis, and for launch of car-top boats (canoes and kayaks — see Boating & Paddling for additional launch sites and information for car-top boats). Hazard’s Dock is located directly beneath the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Vehicle access is through the Ross Dock Picnic Area (directions). The ramp is open during daylight hours only in the warm weather months. A $20 fee is charged (cash only) to launch trailer-towed boats and jet skis, $10 (cash only) for car-top boats. Grounds are open daylight hours year-round for hikers, birders, etc.


GPS: 40.851889, -73.959714

For current hours of operation at Hazard's Ramp, please check the sidebar >

Roadway to Hazard's Dock Hazard's rampHazard's ramp. Jet Skis at Hazard's ramp.Jet Skis at Hazard's ramp.

Only vehicles with trailers or with visible roof racks are allowed to park at the Hazard’s parking area. Trailers are not permitted to be parked in the Ross Dock parking area.

A season pass is available for Hazard’s Dock for both trailer-towed and car-top boats — click here for details and an application.

Coast Guard Auxiliary is present at Hazard’s Dock on most Saturdays between June and September to inspect boats and answer boaters’ safety questions.

All boaters are required to comply with New Jersey boating laws and regulations, whether they are tenants of the basins, using the fuel docks, or using Hazard’s Ramp. This includes but is not limited to proper registration of the boat and trailer, possession of a boating safety certificate, and operation and outfitting of all vessels in accordance with applicable regulations. More information can be found by clicking here.

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