The NJ Palisades guide app is now available

The NJ Palisades Guide app is available for iPhone & Android!

Open / Closed in the Park:

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.*  Restrooms closed for season.
Alpine Boat Basin: Please contact Alpine Marina, LLC: 201-985-6580.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.* Pavilion restrooms closed for season (plaza restrooms remain open). Kearney House closed for season.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact JM Englewood Marina, LLC: 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.* No vehicle access for season.

*Daylight Hours = 30 min. before sunrise to 30 min. after sunset.

This chart updated: February 15, 2018 (information subject to change without notice).

Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey on Twitter
Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for emergency updates on roads and other conditions in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.

On this page are links to directions and maps to the three main park entrances to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, as well as to specific park areas.

Portable GPS units and phones do not always reliably find all park areas. We have included maps from Google Maps where available (as well as GPS coordinates and search terms for those maps). You may find it useful to also review the directions we have provided for specific park areas, especially if you have never been to the park before.


There are three main park entrances to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, which provide access to the park’s riverfront areas:

Google Maps: "River Road at Henry Hudson Drive, Edgewater NJ"

Google Maps: "Palisade Ave at Henry Hudson Drive, Englewood Cliffs NJ"

Google Maps: "Alpine Approach Road at Route 9W, Alpine NJ"

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The links below will take you to step-by-step directions to the major park areas in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey (with maps from Google Maps when available), including instructions for those coming by public transportation and bicycle:

GPS: 40.870044, -73.952497
Google Maps: "Allison Park, Englewood Cliffs NJ"

GPS: 40.944072, -73.919186
Google Maps: "Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine NJ"

GPS: 40.875925, -73.946678
Google Maps: "Englewood Boat Basin, Englewood Cliffs NJ"

GPS: 40.852539, -73.963961
Google Maps: "Fort Lee Historic Park"

GPS: 40.914456, -73.932958
Google Maps: "Greenbrook Sanctuary"

GPS:40.851889, -73.959714
Google Maps: "Hazards Dock, Fort Lee NJ"

GPS: 40.952950, -73.920458
Google Maps: "Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Alpine Approach Road, Alpine NJ"

GPS: 40.860425, -73.955772
Google Maps: "Ross Dock Picnic Area, Fort Lee NJ"

GPS: 40.989108, -73.906678
Google Maps: "State Line Lookout, Alpine NJ"

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Getting to the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey (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:

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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 for specific park areas (see links, above), and our downloadable maps show major bus stops in the vicinity of the park.

Those coming by public transportation should keep in mind that to get to our riverfront areas, they will have to hike down from bus stops on the summit (and then back up again) on trails that are steep.

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. Click here for the bus schedule for Red & Tan Route 9/9A.

We cannot verify bus schedules. For additional 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.

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Coming to the Park by Bicycle:

Most park areas are accessible to cyclists, and we have included information for cyclists in our directions pages for specific park areas (see links, above).

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.

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