Niagara Falls Parking Information

If you are driving to Niagara Falls, NY, there are several ways to access the park and plenty of parking options. With four lots at the Park and several city lots just footsteps from the Park, you will be ready to start your Niagara Falls adventure just as soon as you get out of the car!

Fees and Hours are subject to change. Fee collection may be extended.

Niagara Falls State Park Map
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Parking Lot 1

  • Located at Prospect Point
  • Closest parking to Welcome Center and Maid of the Mist
  • Open year-round* 7 days a week
    • *Closed on Thanksgiving (11/28), Christmas (12/25), and New Years Day (1/1)
  • Automobiles only; No RV or Bus parking
  • Credit Card only
    • $5 daily
    • Beginning March 1, 2024: $10 daily

Parking Lot 1 Hours:

Dates Times
January 2 - March 31, 2024 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Parking Lot 2

Parking Lot 2 Hours:

Dates Times
January 2 - March 31, 2024 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Parking Lot 3

  • Located at east end of Goat Island
  • Near Three Sisters Islands
  • Open seasonally, May 24 - September 2, 2024, Friday-Monday only, plus Fourth of July
  • Automobile, RV, and Bus parking
    • This is the only lot that accepts RV's and Buses
    • No RV's / trailers over 40 feet in length. RV Parking is limited
    • No overnight parking permitted
  • Credit Card only
    • Cars: $10
    • RV's: $20
    • Buses: $35
    • OmniBus Seasonal Rates:
      • 1-16 passenger: $375
      • 17-28 passenger: $525
      • 29+ passenger: $625

Parking Lot 3 Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Parking Lot 4

Travel Tips

Arrive early / take an alternate route
While there are four parking lots in the State Park, they tend to fill up early on weekends (including Friday) and holidays which results in heavy traffic entering the park from the Niagara Scenic Parkway. In order to avoid that, you might consider using alternate means into the city from points north, south and east of the park. Rt. 62/Niagara Falls Blvd. either from the I-290 or the I-190 is a perfect way to enter the downtown core while avoiding traffic backups. This will take you on city streets and add a few minutes to your trip but could save a great deal of time stuck in traffic. Once in the downtown core, you may park in a number of city lots that are just moments from the park. Additionally, you may consider using an alternate GPS address of 10 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.

Special pass holders
Visitors participating in the State Parks Empire Passport, Access Pass, and Golden Pass holders, tap your passes on Parking equipment in designated spots or push the silver intercom button if assistance is needed.

For more information on these special parking programs, please visit

Exiting and re-entering
If you plan to exit the park and then return to a parking lot, please be sure to take your receipt to show for same day re-entry.

Downloadable maps
Please Note: Maps are in PDF format, and require Adobe® Reader®

Download Niagara Falls State Park Map

Download City of Niagara Falls Parking Options Map