Parking

Kīlauea Visitor Center Parking Congestion
Kīlauea Visitor Center parking lot is full from before 10 am to 2 pm every day.

NPS Photo

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is among the most popular attractions in the state, welcoming about two million people a year. Some park areas and roads remain closed due to damage from the 2018 eruption leading to severe crowding at many of the open park attractions. During peak visitation, typically in December, January, June and July, parking is limited and tends to fill early each day. Visitors are encouraged to plan carefully.

  • Always visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes with a back-up plan
  • Donʻt expect to find a parking space at popular sites
  • Park legally and responsibly
  • If a parking lot is full when you arrive, chose a new destination or try again another time of day
This page provides parking lot information by location, with forecast busy times to help with planning your visit. Please be aware these are forecasts only and certain conditions may affect parking congestion. In addition to the parking areas on this page, there are numerous pull outs along Chain of Craters Road. While visiting Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, please park responsibly in designated parking stalls.
 

Kīlauea Visitor Center Parking

19.429496, -155.257103
SPACES
125 Total
9 Oversized
Kīlauea Visitor Center Parking is used to access the visitor center, Volcano House hotel, Volcano Art Center Gallery, and various trails.
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 5
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 125
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 9
   
   
 
 

Kīlauea Overlook Parking

19.423602, -155.284341
SPACES
36 Total
2 Oversized
Parking lot at Kīlauea Overlook on Crater Rim Drive
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: No
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 36
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 2
   
   
 
 

Kīlauea Iki Overlook Parking Lot

19.416584, -155.242891
SPACES
64 Total
0 Oversized
Kīlauea Iki Overlook is often used to access the Kīlauea Iki Trail and Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube).
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 64
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 

Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube)

19.41359, -155.238811
SPACES
14 Total
2 Oversized
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 14
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 2
   
   
 
 

Pu‘u Pua‘i Parking Lot

19.411364, -155.249915
SPACES
28 Total
0 Oversized
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 28
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 

Devastation Trail Parking Lot

19.40647, -155.252939
SPACES
30 Total
0 Oversized
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 1
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 30
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 

End of Chain of Craters Road Parking

19.295039, -155.098597
SPACES
37 Total
0 Oversized
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 3
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 37
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Last updated: August 7, 2020

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