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Pothole repair work remains ongoing on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Motorists should please use caution. See Parkway Condition Statement for more information.

The Parkway Police Twitter feed provides live updates on traffic and other conditions.

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Allison Park: Open daylight hours.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter. Will reopen May 1.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, pavilion restrooms closed for winter.
Englewood Boat Basin: Please call 201 568-1328.
Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours, restrooms closed for winter.
Fort Lee Historic Park: Grounds open daylight hours. Visitor Center open Wed. to Sun., 10 AM – 4:45 PM.
Greenbrook Sanctuary: Open daylight hours, membership required.
Hazard’s Dock: Closed for winter.
Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 closed for winter. Drive 2, Dyckman Hill Road, and Alpine Approach Road open daylight hours, conditions permitting.
The Kearney House: Closed for restoration. Will reopen later in spring.
Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey: Open 24 hrs., see Parkway Condition Statement.
Park Headquarters: Administrative offices open Mon. to Fri., 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except on New Jersey State holidays (these days are marked on our calendar). 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 winter.
State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn open 9:30 AM – 5 PM weekdays, 6 PM weekends.
Trails: Open daylight hours.

Sidebar last updated: April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 27

“Arbor Day Tree Planting” • Volunteer tree planting with the Trail Crew • From 11 AM to 3 PM: start at Ross Dock Picnic Area (directions) or at Englewood Picnic Area & Boat Basin (directions) and follow signs to “Tree Planting on the Shore Trail,” with a short walk to closest planting sites.

Click here for more information. We provide tools and gloves, but you may bring your own. Groups and troops please contact Christina Fehre at 201 768-1360 ext. 110.

Escape to the Palisades

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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.

For current hours and conditions for the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey, please check the chart in the sidebar >

The Parkway Police Twitter feed provides live updates on Parkway conditions.

PIPPD Twitter feed

Parkway Condition Statement

The road surface of the New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, between the GWB toll plaza and the New York state line, is 18 years old and has reached the end of its useful life. The extreme conditions this winter have accelerated the deterioration of the roadway and have led to the rapid and widespread development of potholes, making it difficult for repairs to keep pace. The Commission is well aware of this matter and is using available resources to make the necessary short-term repairs. The Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation has recently announced that the State will fund and contract for the complete milling and resurfacing of the New Jersey portion of the Palisades Interstate Parkway later this year.

The Parkway maintenance crew has been filling potholes at every opportunity that weather conditions permit and when they have not been engaged in snow removal activities. Since the beginning of the year, they placed over 100 tons of material. The motoring public can expect to encounter the repair crew on clear dry days, with increasing frequency as winter draws to a close.

Maintenance activities will be posted on the Parkway Police Twitter feed.

The Commission is pleased the State of New Jersey has committed to undertake the badly needed road resurfacing later this year. We are aware and grateful that many of the traveling public have made their concerns known to us and to State elected officials.

In the meantime, we ask Parkway motorist to be patient until we complete all of the repairs, and to exercise additional caution when travelling the Parkway. Drivers should adjust their speed and trailing distances to account for the road conditions.

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 (http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/riskmgt/).

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

Rockefeller Lookout Rockefeller Lookout

Alpine Lookout Alpine Lookout

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


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 (http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/riskmgt/).


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