Basic Information

Welcome to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park!

While the park is open every day, some park facilities and paths are closed during the winter. Plan like a Park Ranger - always check current conditions before visiting. Please explore the information below for information about our location, operating hours and seasons, welcome center, and more.

Rangers are in the park during operating hours - weather permiting, they will be roving and staffing an orientation table outside with a stamping station. When weather does not permit, the Rangers rove throughout the park over the course of the day. You may also knock/ring the doorbell of the brick two-story Administrative Office at the main park address during operating hours for passport stamps or assistance.

Operating Hours and Seasons:
The park grounds are available 24 hours a day. The best time to visit is between sunrise and sunset. The City of Paterson may close the Overlook Park lot after dark situationally.

Please Note:
There is currently no visitor center. We are without indoor facilities pending new visitor center construction. Portable toilets are available 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM staff permitting. National Park Passport stamps are available at the administrative office at our main address.



Last updated: July 12, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue Extension
Paterson, NJ 07501



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