Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey
Motorists please use caution! Allow extra travel time — consider alternative routes. Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for current updates.
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. (Kearney House closed for winter except for special events.)|
|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.|
|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.|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Port-A-Johns only.|
Sidebar last updated:
November 22, 2014.
Information posted here subject to change without notice.
On the western shore of 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.
Our album page has galleries of the Palisades as a National Natural Landmark, as a National Historic Landmark — and as seen by our visitors.
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.
Visitors find within this park 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 New Jersey Palisades today belong to all of us. These pages were created to help you and others enjoy this great National Landmark.
This page last updated: November 22, 2014
Recently in the park...
Saturday, October 25: Colin Keegan led a children’s hike “Across the GWB to the Little Red Lighthouse” (above), the interpretive staff at Fort Lee Historic Park led a historic skills workshop on “Surviving the Apocolypse” (below), and the Kearney House hosted a “Punch & Pie” tavern night (bottom).
Did you know…?
- If you are coming to the park by public transportation, our Directions pages have information to help you find your way here.
We also now include a Google Maps link on many of our directions pages, to make it easier for everyone to get around in the park.
- We offer staff-led guided hikes for school and scout groups — click here for details.
- Your group can book our illustrated talk, “The Unknown Palisades: A Slideshow through Time,” or one of our other informative off-site programs. Click here for details.
- We offer a memorial bench program in the park. Click here for details.
- We post featured stories from “Cliff Notes,” our park visitor letter — including the most recent story, “Camp Colony” — here at njpalisades.org.
- The Palisades Parks Conservancy has information about all of the parks and historic sites managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, in both New York and New Jersey.
- You can download our advisory for park visitors (about ticks, poison ivy, and other concerns).
- Every fall, volunteers conduct a hawk watch at State Line Lookout. Visitors are always welcome — click here for more information.