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: 332 Prospect St. 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: 24 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14303)

Parking Lot 3 is also located on the east end of Goat Island near Three Sisters Islands. (GPS address: 24 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14303)

Parking Lot 4 is at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, just off the northbound Niagara Scenic Parkway. This is an ideal place to park if you wish to start at the Aquarium of Niagara, The Gorge Discovery Center 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

Our automated lots are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is a fee of $10 to park all day, even throughout the peak season. 

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 of $10 and park your vehicle in an empty parking spot. The machines accept both credit cards and US currency. Upon exiting the Lot, the exit arm will raise automatically as your vehicle approaches.

Visitors participating in the State Parks Empire Passport, Access Pass and Golden Pass programs will be required to show their pass/license to the attendant at the entrance or press the silver intercom button and speak to the remote attendant if no one is on site.

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.

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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