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Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: July 21, 2017

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open 9 AM – 4:30 PM on Thu. | 9 AM – 5:30 PM, Fri to Sun | closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fee $5 (cash only), Fri to Tue. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tue to Fri | 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun | closed Mon. (Regular parking fee applies for Snack Shack customers.)
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking, 7 days (click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.

Parking Restrictions
WEEKDAYS: Public parking in south lot only.

Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only), Fri to Tue, $20 for trailer launch, $10 for car-top launch.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
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. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Parking fees (cash only), $10 weekends & holidays, $5 Mon, Tue, Fri.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Café & bookshop) open 7 days, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Ongoing Project
ONGOING: Intermittent closures on Shore Trail from Englewood to Ross Dock for construction.

Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

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As a natural park in a metropolitan setting, with 12 miles of Hudson River waterfront, the Palisades Interstate Park offers unique opportunities to observe and learn about how we interact with the world we live in. On this page we share some of our observations with our visitors.

“Picnic Litter”

Sometimes it’s the little stuff that adds up. From one typical weekend this summer at Ross Dock Picnic Area in Fort Lee, five of our Operations staff members collected 116 bread bag clips, 40 bread bag ties, 66 flattened beer bottle caps, and 52 soda can tabs.

116 bread bag clips. 40 bread bag ties. 66 flattened beer bottle caps. 52 soda can tabs.

Other things that were collected that weekend included Snapple caps, plastic bottle caps, plastic cap ring seals, 688 plastic water bottle caps, your standard plastic bags, napkins, paper plates and plastic cups, plastic dinner ware, balloons, etc, … and 649 beer bottle caps (even though alcohol is prohibited in the park).

649 beer bottle caps (even though alcohol is prohibited in the park).

Park staff and volunteers spend hundreds of hours a year collecting litter. If litter were not an issue, those hours could be used for other beautification and maintenance projects.

Summer 2016


With twelve miles of Hudson River shoreline, debris washes ashore in the park on a daily basis. Debris left on the shore as the tide recedes is called “tidewrack,” and it includes both natural debris, like branches and leaves, and trash.


After Winter Storm Jonas — which hit during the full-moon high tide at the end of January 2016 — our shoreline was inundated with tidewrack. We picked through a 37-foot cluster at Bloomer’s Beach to see what we would find in it…

37-foot cluster of tidewrack at Bloomer’s Beach

It turned out that the human rubbish from this 37 feet of tidewrack included 57 plastic bottles, an aluminum can, 4 Mylar balloons, 3 tampon applicators, a boat fender, the armrest from a chair, 8 balls, a fishing bobber — and many pieces of styrofoam.

Rubbish from the tidewrack.

What else can you find…?

Rubbish from the tidewrack.

Winter 2016

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