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Open / Closed in the Park:

Updated: January 12, 2018 (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. Kearney House closed for season.

Construction Closure
Plaza restrooms closed for repairs.

Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack closed for season.

Construction Closure
Restrooms closed for repairs.

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: Edgewater park entrance to Englewood Cliffs park entrance (including Ross Dock & Englewood area access) + Alpine park entrance to Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin open daylight hours, conditions permitting.

Seasonal Closure
Englewood Cliffs park entrance north to Alpine circle closed to vehicles for season (Dyckman Hill Road to Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin remains open, conditions permitting).

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.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

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

Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

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Undercliff Picnic Area is a rustic picnic area along scenic Henry Hudson Drive in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (directions). Grounds are open year-round during daylight hours. No water is available at Undercliff Picnic Area, but port-a-johns are provided in the warm weather season. No parking fee is charged. Vehicle access is unavailable during winter months, when that section of Henry Hudson Drive is closed.

GPS: 40.887511, -73.942297

For current hours of operation for Undercliff Picnic Area, please check the sidebar >

Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our picnic areas.

Undercliff Picnic Area features picnic tables, some grills (visitors are permitted to bring their own), waste receptacles, and access to our trail system.

Cyclist riding past Undercliff Picnic Area.

The shore at Undercliff. The shore at Undercliff.

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

The Undercliff Area in history…

There was a thriving riverfront settlement at this location from around the time of the Revolution into the early twentieth century. Sometimes called Fishermen’s Village, the Bloomer, Van Wagner, Crum, and Allison families were among the inhabitants. (A small nineteenth-century graveyard stands at the southern end of the picnic area.)

The ruins along the river are from a large bathhouse built by the park in 1922 to accommodate the thousands of people who came to use the bathing beach there on a typical summer day. The stone picnic tables in the picnic area were built by “CCC boys” during the Great Depression.

Undercliff Beach and Bathhouse, 1932. (s1192)

Virtual Tour of Undercliff Picnic Area

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