We are now accepting applications for seasonal job positions for 2015. Click here for more information.

Please be kind to our wildlife!
This time of year, park visitors will sometimes encounter what seem to be injured or abandoned young animals.
Most often, these animals are fine and should be left alone.
Click here for more information.

PIPPD Twitter feed

Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for current updates for the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.


Park Maps


Open / Closed in the Park:

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open Weds. & Thurs, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Fri., Sat. & Sun., 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
Alpine Picnic Area: Grounds open daylight hours. Parking fee (cash only): $5 weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend & holiday afternoons. Refreshment stand open weekends & holidays, 10 AM – 5 PM.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Grounds open daylight hours. Parking fee (cash only): $5.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required.
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours. Launch fee (cash only): $20 trailer, $10 car-top boat. Sun., Jun. 7: Area closed to the public until early afternoon.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours. Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle closed to all use on weekdays. Click here for more information.
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: Grounds open daylight hours. Parking fee (cash only): $10 weekends & holidays, $5 weekdays. Refreshment stand open weekends & holidays, 10 AM – 5 PM. Sun., Jun. 7: Area closed to the public until early afternoon.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM weekdays, 9:30 AM – 6 PM Sat. & Sun.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

Sidebar last updated: May 26, 2015.
Information posted here subject to change without notice.

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About thirty miles of trails in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey offer opportunities for hikers ranging from easy riverside strolls to challenging rock scrambles.

Trails are open year-round during daylight hours only. (Please also check our Maps page for more information.)

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There are suggested routes, many with printouts including maps, on these pages:

Public hiking tours are conducted throughout the year—check our calendar for upcoming dates. (Click here for information on arranging a staff-led guided hike for your group.)

Accident, fire, emergency: 201 768-6001 (please call this number before trying 911 in the park)

Perhaps because of our proximity to New York City, many first-time Palisades hikers are surprised at how rugged our trails can be. Please be prepared!

Some tips:

Click to download our advisory for park visitors (about ticks, poison ivy, and other concerns).

Advisory for hikers (.pdf)

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