Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey
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|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open Mon. to Thu., 9 AM – 4:30 PM; Fri. to Sun., 9 AM – 5:30 PM.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for repair from Hurricane Sandy. (Port-a-johns available.)|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Wed. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM (closed on N.J. State holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day).|
|Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required.|
|Hazard's Dock: Open daylight hours.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours. Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 26, and 27: Due to anticipated full capacity at picnic areas, the Edgewater park entrance will be closed to vehicular traffic all three days; vehicles may use Englewood Cliffs or Alpine park entrances.|
|The Kearney House: Closed for repair from Hurricane Sandy.|
|Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs.|
|Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except on New Jersey State holidays (marked in red on our calendar). Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201 768-6001.
|Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.|
|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.
Sidebar last updated: May 21, 2013
Overlooking 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.
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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.
Thanks to the efforts of far-thinking people over a century ago and since, the Palisades today belong to all of us. These pages were created to help you and others enjoy the tall cliffs of the Hudson and all they offer.
Recently in the park...
Wild pink, wild geranium, and golden ragwort bloomed along the Palisades. Find out what else is in bloom now.
Did you know…?
- If you are coming by public transportation, our directions pages have information to help you out.
- We offer staff-led guided hikes for school and scout groups — click here for details.
- We post featured stories from “Cliff Notes,” our park visitor letter — including the most recent story, “Six Months After” — here at njpalisades.org.
- Your group can book our popular slide lecture, “The Unknown Palisades: A Slideshow through Time,” or one of our other informative lecture programs. Click here for details.
- You can download our advisory for park visitors (about ticks, poison ivy, and other concerns).
The park’s riverfront was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. 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.”
This page last updated: May 20, 2013