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The main parking lot at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 and can accommodate several hundred vehicles. At this location is also the park’s Visitor Center and starting point for the shuttle bus service to Lower Town. *NOTE: pets are not allowed on park shuttle buses or in park buildings.*

While other parking does exist in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, it is extremely limited. We strongly recommend that visitors who plan to explore museums and exhibits or are hiking a trail that begins in Lower Town use the main parking lot and shuttle bus. Doing so reduces vehicle congestion in Lower Town and provides for pedestrian safety.

*NOTE: If you pay to park in the metered street parking maintained and monitored by the town of Harpers Ferry, and you visit the park, you are still responsible for additionally paying the
park entrance fee.*

Please read the lot descriptions to determine the best parking area for your desired activity. Remember, the parking lots in Lower Town are often full to capacity.

 

Recommended Parking

Parking Lot

Visitor Center Parking Lot

  • 1000 total spaces
  • 35 oversized spaces
  • 39.3166667, -77.75638888888889
Parking for the Harpers Ferry NHP Visitor Center and the starting point for the shuttle bus service to Lower Town. Access at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Can accommodate several hundred vehicles. We recommend that visitors who plan to explore museums and exhibits or are hiking a trail that begins in Lower Town utilize the main parking lot and shuttle bus. Park in designated spaces only. *NOTE: pets are not allowed on park shuttle buses or in park buildings.*

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
24
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
1000
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
35
 

Lower Town Parking Areas

Parking Lot

River Access Parking Lot

  • 36 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.32169568063311, -77.74328353538087
Located at the junction of Highway 340 and Shenandoah Street. Intended for visitors using the river access located under the Highway 340 bridge. Parking is extremely limited. Park in designated spaces only.

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
36
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Train Station Parking Lot

  • 81 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.32443649731925, -77.73121739894185
Parking lot off of Potomac Street in Lower Town. Parking is extremely limited and often fills up early. Park in designated spaces only.

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
4
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
81
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Other Trailhead Parking Lots

Parking Lot

Bolivar Heights Parking Area

  • 8 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.32377307220277, -77.76119425222025
Parking lot off Whitman Avenue for the Bolivar Heights Trail. Access at the end of Whitman Avenue, Bolivar, WV 25425. Park in designated spaces only.

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces
1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
1
Total number of spaces
8
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Lower Bolivar Heights Parking Area

  • 10 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.32369237043075, -77.76607693083163
Parking area off of Bakerton Road with access to the Lower Loop on Bolivar Heights. Park in designated area only.

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
10
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Murphy-Chambers Farm Parking Area

  • 7 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.312554248628, -77.76019921406466
Parking lot off of Murphy Road for the Murphy-Chambers Farm Trail. Access at 123 Murphy Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Park in designated area only.

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
7
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Schoolhouse Ridge North Parking Area

  • 7 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.32571666615484, -77.7668580154908
Parking lot with access to Schoolhouse Ridge North Trail. Access at 874 Bakerton Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Restrooms (pit toilets) are available at the trailhead. Park in designated area only.

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
7
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0

Parking Lot

Schoolhouse Ridge South Parking Area

  • 7 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 39.308572017343, -77.78081934432637
Parking area provides access to the Schoolhouse Ridge South Trail. Access at 2083 Millville Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Restrooms (pit toilets) are available at the trailhead. Park in designated area only.

Harpers Ferry NHP Entrance Fee

Entrance fee includes parking, ranger programs, and access to park museums, exhibits, and trails. Park pass is valid for 3 consecutive days. Fees are payable at the Entrance Station near the park's visitor center, Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. Credit cards are accepted only at the Entrance Station. Visitors may also pay online: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2747 Vehicle - $20 Motorcycle - $15 Per Person - $10

Cost: $20.00

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

Amenities

Accessible Lot
No
Number of ADA-designated spaces
0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces
0
Number of ADA step-free spaces
0
Total number of spaces
7
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is permitted in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park for Appalachian Trail hikers or C&O Canal bikers at the visitor center parking lot at 171 Shoreline Drive. Overnight parking is limited to 14 days and the National Park Service assumes no responsibility for the vehicle itself or its contents. Please note: staying or camping overnight in vehicles is not permitted. Harpers Ferry NHP does not offer camping or lodging establishments. These amenities are available just outside of the park boundary in the adjacent towns. For more information, please visit our Eating & Sleeping page.

To apply for overnight parking, please inquire about a vehicle permit form at the visitor center during the park's operating hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or
email us.
Please plan in advance and keep the following in mind:

  • Applications are subject to approval.
  • If you request the permit form via email, it may take up to three days to receive a response. Note also that email address at the link above is not monitored during the weekends.
  • Shuttle bus service is only provided to Lower Town Harpers Ferry during normal business hours.
  • Shuttle buses have the capability to transport bicycles.
  • Hiking packs are allowed on the buses.
  • Entrance fees to the national park do apply.

Last updated: July 19, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Park Service
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry , WV 25425

Phone:

304 535-6029

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