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Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: November 20, 2017 (subject to change without notice).

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.  Restrooms closed for season.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Pavilion restrooms closed for season (plaza restrooms remain open). Kearney House open for special events.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack closed for season.
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: Closed for season.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.

MON. & TUE, NOV. 20–21: Dyckman Hill (Englewood Cliffs park entrance) closed for routine maintenance.

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. Restrooms closed for season.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Café & bookshop) open 7 days, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.

Holiday closure
THU. & FRI, NOV. 23–24: Lookout Inn closed for Thanksgiving holiday (grounds remain open daylight hours).

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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There are four large riverfront picnic areas in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey:

For current hours of operation at our picnic areas, please check the chart in the sidebar >

Parking fees at picnic areas are collected from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Weekday collection is from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Weekend collection is from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Holiday weekend collection is from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

Picnickers can be accommodated at all of our developed park areas.

Barbecues are permitted only in our four riverfront picnic areas. Only a limited number of grills are provided in these picnic areas. Those who wish to barbecue are advised to bring their own self-contained grills and fuel or charcoal. Ground fires are not permitted anywhere within the park. Coals must be properly extinguished before disposal in one of the red trash cans (marked “hot coals”). Grilling on tables is prohibited.

At all park areas, restrictions may be in place, and space may be limited. Parking spaces and picnic tables (where available) may not be reserved for members of a party that are not present. During peak season, mid-May to mid-September, some park areas may close as early as midday when they have filled to capacity.

Groups over 25 (including children) are prohibited without a permit. Permits must be secured in advance through our Park Commission office — click here for more information.

Click to download an advisory for park visitors (about ticks, poison ivy, and other concerns) and to download our picnic policy.

Advisory for hikers (.pdf) Picnic Policy

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