Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Bear Mountain, New York 10911-0427
Phone: 845-786-2701

Palisades Interstate Park Commission


The Palisades Interstate Park Commission operates the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey and the State Parks and Historic Sites in New York’s Palisades Region. It was formed in 1900 to preserve the famous Palisades Cliffs from several large quarries that were blasting them for crushed stone and building material. Both states pledged faithful cooperation in the future planning, improvement, development, maintenance, government, and management of the park. Since its creation, more than 110,000 acres of forest, wildlife habitats, and cultural resources in New York and New Jersey have been preserved as public parkland.

Palisades Interstate Park Commission is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Title screen for New York State: Year 'Round Playground

Digitized 16- and 32-millimeter film reels from the collection of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

Lantern Slides - Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Glass lantern slides from the late 1910s and 1920s depicting landscapes, plants, and wildlife in park lands.

Major William A. Welch Document Collection

A selection of Major Welch's papers created during his time at PIPC.

Diving into the Hudson River

Images and historical documents related to the history of the Palisades region and the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.

William Thompson Howell Photographs

Glass plate negatives taken by William Thompson Howell as he explored the New York Highlands.