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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).

The Palisades Interstate Parkway, completed in 1958, provides a scenic 42-mile ride from the George Washington Bridge to the Bear Mountain Bridge. About 11 miles of the Parkway are in New Jersey, from the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to the New York state line at Alpine.

The Parkway is limited to passenger cars and motorcycles only. Trucks and cars pulling trailers, R.V.s/motor homes, and cars or pickup trucks with commercial or combination plates or business markings or advertising are prohibited on the Parkway. Buses or vehicles seating 15 or more people must have a permit.

Our Directions page has directions for getting onto the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey.

Motorists should keep alert for regular maintenance work and similar situations while traveling on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

For current hours of operation for the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey, please check the sidebar >

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New Jersey is a New Jersey State agency and is covered under Title 59 regarding Tort actions. For damage claims please contact the New Jersey Division of Risk Management (http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/riskmgt/).

Three overlooks in New Jersey offer views of the Palisades, the Hudson River, and the New York skyline:

Rockefeller Lookout Rockefeller Lookout

Rockefeller Lookout. Rockefeller Lookout. Rockefeller Lookout.

GPS: 40.892558, -73.941056

Three-way informational kiosk at Rockefeller Lookout funded through the Scenic Byway Program. Three-way informational kiosk at Rockefeller Lookout funded through the Scenic Byway Program. Three-way informational kiosk at Rockefeller Lookout funded through the Scenic Byway Program. Panoramic sign at the accessible lookout at Rockefeller Lookout. Trees planted at Rockefeller Lookout, funded through the Scenic Byway Program.

 

Alpine Lookout. Alpine Lookout.

Alpine Lookout. Alpine Lookout. Alpine Lookout.

GPS: 40.930728, -73.926672

Three-way informational kiosk at Alpine Lookout Three-way informational kiosk at Alpine Lookout Tree at Alpine Lookout, funded through the Scenic Byway Program.

Gas stations are located in New Jersey on both the southbound and northbound Parkway, south of Exit 1 in Englewood Cliffs. They are open 24 hours. (There is also a gas station about 2 mi. north of the New York state line, in the median and accessible to both north- and southbound traffic, also open 24 hours.)

Parkway exits in New Jersey, listed south-to-north:


A brief history of the Parkway:

Gray Crag manor house demolition, November 1935

Early construction near the site of Rockefeller Lookout, 1949. Parkway construction, 1954. Parkway “demonstration mile,” 1955. Rockefeller Lookout, 1955.

June 22, 1957: New York Governor Averell Harriman & New Jersey Governor Robert Meyner, at the opening of the NJ Section of the Palisades Interstate Parkway. "August 28, 1958: Dedication of the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

Palisades Scenic Byway

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