PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey natural wonder is now a national historic park.

WCBS 880’s Steve Scott with Sen. Robert Menendez

READ MORE: COVID-19 Update: Researchers Say Omicron Variant Could Quickly Outpace Delta Variant In Cases Across The U.S.

The nation’s interior secretary joined top New Jersey officials Monday to dedicate the Paterson Great Falls as America’s 397th national park.

READ MORE: Supreme Court Signals Support For Upholding Mississippi Abortion Ban

The 77-foot waterfall – which played a key role in the Industrial Revolution – is the largest on the East Coast after Niagara.

MORE NEWS: Michigan School Shooting Suspect Faces Murder, Terrorism Charges

The designation makes the site eligible for federal funds.