Welcome to the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey
Open / Closed in the Park:
Click here for information about access to the park during the Independence Day weekend, Fri., July 3 – Sun., July 5.
See the Parkway Police Twitter feed for updates.
|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. Current gas price: $3.05/gal.|
|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. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 6 PM.|
|Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Parking fee (cash only) for Independence Day weekend: $5. 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.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours. Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle: closed to all use on weekdays.|
|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.|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open Mon. to Fri. 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Sat. & Sun. 9:30 AM – 6 PM.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.|
Sidebar last updated:
June 30, 2015.
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 crushed stone.
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: June 29, 2015
Recently in the park...
Above, in time for the start of the warm-weather season, the WPA-built refreshment stand at Alpine Picnic Area & Boat Basin reopened after a long hiatus, new trailhead signs got installed at the major hiking entrances to the park — and “Greenies” came back for the summer to provide visitors with information and ensure a clean and safe recreational environment. Below, we sponsored “Yoga on the Hudson” on Sundays in June.
Did you know…?
- “The Snack Shack” by the entrance to the Englewood Area has a lunch, brunch, and snack menu during warm weather months.
- 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.
Notice to Bidders (click to download RFP)
Sealed bids for a Request for Proposal on a (5) five-year lease, with 3 – 5-year renewal options, for the operation of the Northbound and Southbound Gas Stations on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Englewood Cliffs, Bergen County, NJ, will be received by the Executive Director of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, at the New Jersey Administration Building, located at Alpine Approach Road in the Borough of Alpine, NJ 07620 until 2 PM July 30, 2015.