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.

The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey follows the western shore of the Hudson River in Bergen County, New Jersey, from just south of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee north 12 miles to the New York state line at Rockland County, New York. Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee and Englewood Cliffs and U.S. Route 9W in Englewood Cliffs, Tenafly, and Alpine run along the length of the park’s western border, while the Palisades Interstate Parkway runs parallel just within that border (scroll down for directions to get onto the Parkway). Also see our Maps page.

Henry Hudson Drive and its spurs, built and maintained by the Park Commission, provide access to the park’s riverfront areas, while Hudson Terrace, Route 9W, and the Parkway provide access to areas on the summit.

Commercial vehicles are not permitted in the park or on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Buses must have a permit.

Because most of the park’s roadways are not on a municipal street grid, portable GPS devices do not reliably identify all park areas. Likewise, common internet mapping programs, such as Google Maps and MapQuest, do not always identify park areas or provide reliable directions to them. We recommend using the directions provided on these pages:

Getting to the Palisades Interstate Parkway (by car or motorcycle)

To northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey, from points south and New York City:
To southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey, from points north and the New York State Thruway:

Coming to the Park by Public Transportation:

Most park areas and trailheads can be reached using public transportation from New York City and points in New Jersey or from Rockland County, New York. We have included the appropriate stops to take and other information in our directions pages, and our downloadable maps show major bus stops in the vicinity of the park.

Rockland Coach’s Number 9 bus, which departs from the Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge Terminal (175th Street station on the A express subway line) or from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street), stops at Bridge Plaza in Fort Lee, and a number of other bus lines connect at the Bridge Plaza stop from points in New Jersey. The Number 9 then travels north up U.S. Route 9W to the state line and on to Rockland County. We cannot verify bus schedules: for bus schedule information for the Number 9 bus, visit Rockland Coaches (Red and Tan Lines) or call 201 384-2400 or 212 279-6526. (For connecting bus information, also check New Jersey Transit’s website.)

Coming to the Park by Bicycle:

All park areas are accessible to cyclists, and we have included information for cyclists in the directions pages.

Cyclists are not permitted on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, on Dyckman Hill Road, on any hiking or ski trail, and are not permitted beyond parking areas.