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!
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Open / Closed in the Park:
Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters is CLOSED TO ALL USE for major road reconstruction.
Projected reopening: May 1 (weather and other factors permitting – please check back for updates).
Due to hazardous conditions, this closure will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to summonses.
Check the Parkway Police Twitter feed for emergency updates on roads and other conditions in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
NOTE: THE PARK’S SPRING OPERATING SEASON BEGINS MAY 1
|Allison Park: Open daylight hours.|
|Alpine Boat Basin: Closed for season.|
|Alpine Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive. All restrooms closed for season. Kearney House closed for season.|
|Englewood Boat Basin: Please contact J.M. Englewood Marina: 201-568-1328.|
|Englewood Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. Snack Shack open 10 AM – 4 PM Tues. – Fri., 10 AM – 6 PM weekends (closed Mondays).|
|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.|
|Henry Hudson Drive: Edgewater park entrance to Englewood Cliffs park entrance open daylight hours. Alpine Approach Road south of Park Headquarters CLOSED TO ALL USE (projected reopening: May 1). Englewood to Alpine CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLES for construction (projected reopening: May 1).|
|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.|
|State Line Lookout: Grounds open daylight hours. Lookout Inn (State Line Cafe & bookshop) open 9:30 AM – 5 PM. 201-750-0465.|
|Trails: Open daylight hours. Trail construction with intermittent closures on the Shore Trail between Ross Dock and Englewood.|
|Undercliff Picnic Area: Open daylight hours. No motor vehicle access until reopening of Henry Hudson Drive.|
Last updated April 21, 2017 (subject to change without notice).
This page last updated: January 31, 2017
Boaters can obtain a season pass for Hazard’s Ramp boat launching ramp in Fort Lee for trailer-towed boats of 24 feet or less and jet skis. The ramp at Hazard’s is also available for the launch of car-top boats (canoes and kayaks). Call 201-768-1360 for details, or visit our Park Headquarters during normal business hours (please bring documentation for boat).
Click to download the Boat Launching Pass application.
Before submitting this application, it is important that you read and understand all of the information presented below.
- Click here for a partial listing of park regulations that are of most importance to visitors.
- Fee: $175 per season (mid-April through mid-December) for trailer-towed boats and jet skis. $75 per season (mid-April through mid-December) for car-top boats. Boat launch pass applicant must present a valid driver's license upon application.
- Coast Guard Auxiliary is present at Hazard’s Dock on most Saturdays between June and September to inspect boats and answer boaters’ safety questions.
All boaters are required to comply with New Jersey Boating Laws and Regulations, whether they are tenants of the basins or using Hazard’s Ramp. This includes but is not limited to proper registration of the boat and trailer, possession of a boating safety certificate, and operation and outfitting of all vessels in accordance with the regulations. More information can be found by clicking here.
Note: For permits in the New York Sections of the Palisades Interstate Park system, please call 845-786-2701 ext. 232.