At this time of year, it is common to encounter what may appear to be sick, injured, or orphaned young animals in the park. Most often, these animals are fine and should be left alone! Click here to learn more about this important topic.

Park Maps

Open / Closed in the Park:

PIPPD Twitter feed

See the Parkway Police Twitter feed for updates.

Parking fees are cash only (except metered parking).

Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Gas dock open Mon. to Thu. 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Fri. to Sun. 9 AM – 5:30 PM. Gas dock is inaccessible at low spring tides (around a new or full moon). 201-321-9055.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $5 parking, weekends & holidays. Kearney House open most weekend and holiday afternoons.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $5 parking. Snack Shack open Tues. to Thu. 10 AM – 5 PM, Fri. to Sun. 10 AM – 7 PM (regular parking fee applies).
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Metered parking (year-round, click here for rates). Visitor Center open Weds. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM. 201-461-1776.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required. 201-784-0484.
Hazard’s Ramp: Open daylight hours. $20 trailer launch, $10 car-top launch.
Henry Hudson Drive: Open daylight hours.
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. 201-768-1360. Parkway Police desk staffed at all times: 201-768-6001. Click here for Court information.
Ross Dock Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. $10 parking, weekends & holidays. $5 parking, weekdays.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.
Trails: Open daylight hours.
Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours.

Sidebar last updated: May 30, 2016.
The information posted here is subject to change without notice.

Check our Calendar page for a full listing of events presented in a calendar format!

The Palisades Interstate Parkway, completed in 1958, provides a scenic 42-mile ride from the George Washington Bridge to the Bear Mountain Bridge. About 11 miles of the Parkway are in New Jersey, from the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to the New York state line at Alpine.

The Parkway is limited to passenger cars and motorcycles only. Trucks and cars pulling trailers and cars or pickup trucks with commercial or combination plates or business markings or advertising are prohibited on the Parkway. Buses must have a permit.

Our Directions page has directions for getting onto the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey.

Motorists should keep alert for regular maintenance work and similar situations while traveling on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

For current hours of operation for the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey, please check the sidebar >

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New Jersey is a New Jersey State agency and is covered under Title 59 regarding Tort actions. For damage claims please contact the New Jersey Division of Risk Management (

Three overlooks in New Jersey offer views of the Palisades, the Hudson River, and the New York skyline:

Rockefeller Lookout Rockefeller Lookout

GPS: 40.892558, -73.941056

Alpine Lookout Alpine Lookout

GPS: 40.930728, -73.926672

Gas stations are located in New Jersey on both the southbound and northbound Parkway, south of Exit 1 in Englewood Cliffs. They are open 24 hours. (There is also a gas station about 2 mi. north of the New York state line, in the median and accessible to both north- and southbound traffic, also open 24 hours.)

Parkway exits in New Jersey, listed south-to-north:

A brief history of the Parkway:

Gray Crag manor house demolition, November 1935

Palisades Scenic Byway

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