Parkway repaving

Henry Hudson Drive from the Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle will be CLOSED to all use through Feb. 2015 for GW Bridge work by the Port Authority. Conditions permitting, the road will be opened on Sundays to pedestrians and cyclists only. Click here for more information.

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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. Restrooms closed for winter.
Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for winter.
Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours (Kearney House closed for winter).
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 Ramp: Closed for winter.
Henry Hudson Drive: Drive 1 (northern end): Closed for winter. Drive 2 (southern end): Open daylight hours. Through Feb. 2015: Edgewater park entrance to Ross Dock circle CLOSED to all use for GWB work. (Bicycles and pedestrians allowed Sundays only, conditions permitting.) 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: Open daylight hours. Restrooms closed for winter (Port-A-Johns available).
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. No restroom facilities available.

Sidebar last updated: January 23, 2015.
Information posted here subject to change without notice.

Unless indicated, events are free and open to all, and advanced registration is NOT required. (Check our Calendar page for how we rate guided hikes for difficulty.)

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 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.)

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

A brief history of the Parkway:

Gray Crag manor house demolition, November 1935

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