Reference the diagram shown here to familiarize yourself with the flow of traffic around the visitor center. The main park road (red) has two-way traffic, but all other areas are one-way traffic. This area also has a high volume of pedestrian foot traffic. There are sidewalks and crosswalks in the paved parking area (gray), but no walkways in the gravel lot (tan).
Parking for Long VehiclesVehicles longer than 19 feet are prohibited from parking in the visitor center lot from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through September 15. Private recreational vehicles (RVs) may use the shoulder (purple) to parallel park along the outbound lane next to the main park road. Passenger vehicles with trailers may also park in this area. All other vehicles are prohibited from parking in this area.
All trailered vehicles are encouraged to use the long vehicle parking area. This is located southeast of the administration building, on the way to the picnic area (see below right). You may unhook your trailer or vehicle and then proceed to the main parking area; this will more easily enable you to find parking. Buses are required to use this parking area between unloading and loading passengers at the visitor center.