Basic Information

Welcome to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park!

While the park is open every day, some park facilities and roads 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 can 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.


Paterson Great Falls NHP - Spring/Summer Schedule

Rangers are on-site Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. When weather permits, there will be an orientation table outside at Overlook Park (the main parking/viewing area) located at 72 McBride Avenue Extension, Paterson, NJ 07501. Brochures, Passport Stamps, Jr. Ranger booklets, etc. will all be available at the table. When weather or logistics does not permit, Rangers will be roving outdoors throughout the day and can provide these items. You can also knock/ring the bell at the two-story brick administrative office.

Check our Park Tour and Special Programs page for up-to-date tour offerings and schedules.

Spring and Fall weather can be cool, while summer is usually warm and humid. Winter is frequently snowy and cold. It is recommended that visitors dress for the weather. Visitors may need jackets or rain gear as the park is primarily outdoors and unsheltered during inclement weather. Please keep any rain gear/umbrellas with you during your visit.
National Weather Service 7-Day Forecast for the Paterson region

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There is currently no visitor center as the former welcome center is now the park maintenance facility. We are without indoor facilities pending new visitor center construction. Portable toilets are available 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM staff permitting.

Public WiFi is available.
Internet & Cellular Access Details

Last updated: March 18, 2023

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Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue Extension
Paterson, NJ 07501



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