Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey

Parkway repaving

Repaving of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey is now in progress under the supervision of the NJ Dept. of Transportation. Click here for more information.

Motorists please use caution! Allow extra travel time — consider alternative routes. Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for current updates.

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Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open Mon. to Thurs., 9 AM – 4:30 PM; Fri. to Sun., 9 AM – 5:30 PM.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $5 parking fee, weekends & holidays. (The Kearney House is open to tour most weekend & holiday afternoons.)
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours (Port-A-Johns only).
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. $5 parking fee, weekends & holidays.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours (membership required).
Hazard’s Dock: Open daylight hours. $20 trailer fee; $10 cartop launch fee.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs. Parkway repaving in progress. Click here for more information.
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. $10 parking fee, weekends & holidays; $5 parking fee, weekdays.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open weekdays, 9:30 AM – 5 PM; weekends, 9:30 AM – 6 PM.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours (Port-A-Johns only).

Sidebar last updated: July 28, 2014. Information posted here subject to change without notice.

*Check our Calendar page to see how we rate guided hikes for difficulty, and for printable Calendars of Events.

On the western shore of the Hudson River in Bergen County, New Jersey, we are part of more than 100,000 acres of parklands and historic sites in New York and New Jersey managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The two states formed the Commission in 1900 to stop the defacement of the Palisades by stone quarries, which were blasting the famous cliffs into gravel.


In the Palisades: Denise Riordan

Our album page includes galleries of the Palisades as a National Natural Landmark, as a National Historic Landmark — and as seen by our visitors.


The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey is about 12 miles long, a half-mile wide, and encompasses 2,500 acres of wild Hudson River shorefront, uplands, and cliffs.

Within this park you will find more than 30 miles of hiking and ski trails, a boat launching ramp, a scenic riverside drive, a cliff-top parkway and overlooks, riverfront picnic areas and playgrounds, a nature sanctuary, two boat basins, historic sites — and mile after mile of rugged woodlands and vistas just minutes from midtown Manhattan.

The Palisades Interstate Park is a National Historic Landmark and the Palisades are a National Natural Landmark.

The Long Path and Shore Trail are National Recreation Trails.

Thanks to the efforts of far-thinking people over a century ago and since, the New Jersey Palisades today belong to all of us. These pages were created to help you and others enjoy this great National Landmark.

This page last updated: July 20, 2014


Recently in the park...

Above, “Behind the Times at Mrs. Kearney’s Tavern,” summertime open-house events, were held at the Kearney House. Below, silky dogwood, pasture rose, and common milkweed bloomed along the Palisades (click here to see what else is in bloom).


Did you know…?

The park’s riverfront was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy, and restoration work remains ongoing. You can find more about the storm and its effect on the park in “What Comes Back” and “Six Months After.”

The playground at Englewood after Sandy The parking area at Alpine after Sandy Alpine Boat Basin after Sandy The Kearney House during initial cleanup after Sandy Debris field in Alpine Picnic Area