Parking

Overview

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

Visitor Center Parking Lot

39.3166667, -77.7563888889
SPACES
1000 Total
35 Oversized
Parking for the Harpers Ferry NHP Visitor Center and the starting point for the shuttle bus service to Lower Town. 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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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

River Access Parking Lot

39.3216956806, -77.7432835354
SPACES
15 Total
0 Oversized
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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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: 15
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Train Station Parking Lot

39.3244364973, -77.7312173989
SPACES
81 Total
0 Oversized
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
Standard Hours
Sun: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Mon: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tue: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wed: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thu: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fri: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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

Bolivar Heights Parking Area

39.3237730722, -77.7611942522
SPACES
8 Total
0 Oversized
Parking lot off Whitman Avenue for the Bolivar Heights Trail. 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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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
   
   
 

Lower Bolivar Heights Parking Area

39.3236923704, -77.7660769308
SPACES
10 Total
0 Oversized
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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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
   
   
 

Murphy-Chambers Farm Parking Area

39.3125542486, -77.7601992141
SPACES
7 Total
0 Oversized
Parking lot off of Murphy Road for the Murphy-Chambers Farm Trail. 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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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
   
   
 

Schoolhouse Ridge North Parking Area

39.3257166662, -77.7668580155
SPACES
7 Total
0 Oversized
Parking lot with access to Schoolhouse Ridge North Trail. 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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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
   
   
 

Schoolhouse Ridge South Parking Area

39.3085720173, -77.7808193443
SPACES
7 Total
0 Oversized
Parking area provides access to the Schoolhouse Ridge South Trail. 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
Standard Hours
Sun: From sunrise to sunset
Mon: From sunrise to sunset
Tue: From sunrise to sunset
Wed: From sunrise to sunset
Thu: From sunrise to sunset
Fri: From sunrise to sunset
Sat: From sunrise to sunset
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 Appalachain 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.

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: September 15, 2021

Contact the Park

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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