Basic Information

Welcome to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park!

The park is open every day. Some park facilities and roads are closed during the winter. Please explore the information below to find out information about our location, operating hours and seasons, welcome center, and more.

Autumn photo of the falls
Fall at the Falls...

© NPS VIP Terry McKenna


Entrance Fees:

Entrance Passes:

The Grounds opened on Friday morning, May 22, and are Subject to State Restrictions.  

Note: No services or bathrooms available.

State Parks and Forests-

The order allows State parks and forests to open to the public for passive recreation, including fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, hiking, walking, running or jogging, biking, birding, and horseback riding.

Picnic areas, playgrounds, exercise stations and equipment, chartered watercraft services and rentals, swimming, pavilions, restrooms, and other buildings and facilities, such as visitor centers, interpretive centers, and interior historical sites, shall remain closed at this time.

To limit physical interaction, the State parks and forests must implement reasonable restrictions that include:

- Limiting parking to 50% of maximum capacity and prohibiting parking in undesignated areas;

- Prohibiting picnics;

- Requiring social distancing to be practiced except with immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;

- Banning organized or contact activities or sports; and gatherings of any kind.

- The order also recommends that people wear a cloth face covering while in public settings at the parks and forests where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -

State and local public health authorities -

Following the guidance from the CDC and local health authorities the Welcome Center remains temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. No services or bathrooms available.

To Visit the Park Virtually:

Visit Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park virtually: - park website - Mill Mile free virtual tour app…/learn/photosmultimedia/multimedia.htm - short videos - Earthcam - National Park Service website.

No services or bathrooms available. Check back for updates.


Last updated: June 5, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

72 McBride Avenue Extension
Paterson, NJ 07501


(973) 523-0370

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