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!

Parking Lot 1 is located at Prospect Point. This is the closest lot to the Visitor Center and the Maid of the Mist. (GPS address: Niagara Falls Visitor Center Parking Lot 1, Niagara Falls, NY 14303)

Parking Lot 2 is located on Goat Island near the entrance to the Cave of the Winds tour and Top of the Falls Restaurant. (GPS address: Charging Station Rd, Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303)

Parking Lot 3 is also located on the east end of Goat Island near Three Sisters Islands. (GPS address: Parking Lot 3, Niagara Falls, NY 14303)

Parking Lot 4 is at the Niagara Gorge, just off the northbound Niagara Scenic Parkway. This is an ideal place to park if you wish to start at the Aquarium of Niagara or the Schoellkopf Site. This is also the in-park stop for the Discover Niagara Shuttle which will bring you from within the park to the attractions outside the park.

Niagara Falls State Park Parking: Cars

Niagara Falls State Park uses automatic parking technology for our two primary lots:

  • Prospect Parking Lot (Lot 1) - Located on the mainland
  • Cave of the Winds Parking Lot (Lot 2) - Located on Goat Island
  • Parking lot 3 will be automated this season

Our automated lots are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our automated parking system makes parking your car at Niagara Falls a snap! Simply pull up to the entrance, use the automated machine to pay the fee and park your vehicle in an empty parking spot. The machines in Lots 1 and 2 accept credit cards only, while Lot 3 accepts both credit cards and US currency. Upon exiting the Lot, the exit arm will raise automatically as your vehicle approaches. Rates are as follows:

Lot 1 (Prospect Point) and 2 (Goat Island)

  • Credit Card only
  • Monday-Thursday: $10
  • Friday-Sunday: $15
Lot 3 (Goat Island)
  • Cash or Credit Card
  • Friday-Sunday: $10
  • RV Parking - Friday-Sunday: $20 (this is the only lot that accepts RV's)

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

Visitors may also have their ticket validated for these programs at the Main Visitor Center or Cave of the Winds Center during normal operating hours.

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.

For more information on these special parking programs, please visit

Niagara Falls State Park Parking: Buses and RVs

Buses, recreational vehicles or vehicles with trailers must utilize Parking Lot 3, located on the east end of Goat Island, which does not have an automated parking system.

Lot 3 (Goat Island)

  • RV Parking - Friday-Sunday: $20 (this is the only lot that accepts RV's)
  • No overnight parking permitted
  • No RV's / trailers over 40 feet in length. RV parking is limited.

NOTE: 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.

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