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!
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Open / Closed in the Park:
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).
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.
Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for emergency updates on roads and other conditions in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
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).
“Camp Palisades” | Children’s Outdoor Nature Program
We are pleased to offer “Camp Palisades” — our children’s outdoor nature program — at the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, weekdays August 14 to 18 and August 21 to 25. Campers can sign up for one week or two. Both weeks will have similar themed days, but activities are ample! Suggested ages are eight to twelve.
Led by the park’s Trail Crew, camp will meet at the Alpine Pavilion at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin (accessible from the Alpine park entrance at PIP Exit 2 — click here for detailed directions), and go from 9 AM to 3 PM. Campers will experience the many features of the New Jersey Palisades through a series of games, hikes, and activities. They will learn outdoor survival skills, seine the Hudson River, take a day hike, explore the hidden nooks of the Palisades, and join the Trail Crew for a family campfire on Friday evening.
The program emphasizes hands-on activities. Children should wear sturdy footwear, clothing suitable for outdoor activities, and bring their own lunches and water bottles. Campers will also need water shoes, a towel, and change of clothes to keep at camp throughout the week. In case of rain, camp will be held in the Alpine Pavilion.
The cost for the program is $175.00 per child per week.
Sibling Discount! For siblings the cost is $150 per sibling per week.
Click to download more information and a registration form.
Tues., Aug. 15 • Mon., Aug. 21
“The Hudson River” Bring a towel! A day of river seining, beachcombing, and a chance to explore Sea Glass Beach and the Hudson’s tide pools.
Mon., Aug. 14 • Tues., Aug. 22
“Outdoor Survival” Campers will learn outdoor survival skills through a series of games and activities. Skills include shelter- building, animal tracking, and making crafts from natural materials.
Weds., Aug. 16 • Weds., Aug. 23
“Day Hike” Campers will embark on a day hike. Along the way we’ll see waterfalls, the ruins of old mansions, and awesome views of the Hudson River.
Thurs., Aug. 17 • Thurs., Aug. 24
“The Park in the Past” Experience a day as if it were the 19th Century at the historic Kearney House. Campers will play games from the 1800’s, gather water, cook their own lunch (with dessert!), and explore nearby ruins from centuries ago.
Fri., Aug. 18 • Fri., Aug. 25
“Field Day & Evening Campfire” Field day activities include games, races, and crafts. The evening campfire is open to all family members of campers. The campfire will begin at 6 PM with BBQ food, s’mores, and music!
Contact: Christina Fehre
TEL: 201-615-9226 • FAX: 201-767-3842
Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey
P.O. Box 155 • Alpine, NJ 07620