Parking

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

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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.
 

Parking Lot

Kīlauea Visitor Center Parking

  • 125 total spaces
  • 9 oversized spaces
  • 19.429496, -155.257103
Kīlauea Visitor Center Parking is used to access the visitor center, Volcano House hotel, Volcano Art Center Gallery, and various trails.

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

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
 

Parking Lot

Uēkahuna Parking

  • 69 total spaces
  • 7 oversized spaces
  • 19.420228, -155.288968

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

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
69
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
7
 

Parking Lot

Kīlauea Overlook Parking

  • 36 total spaces
  • 2 oversized spaces
  • 19.423602, -155.284341
Parking lot at Kīlauea Overlook on Crater Rim Drive

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

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
 

Parking Lot

Kīlauea Iki Overlook Parking Lot

  • 64 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 19.416584, -155.242891
Kīlauea Iki Overlook is often used to access the Kīlauea Iki Trail and Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube).

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

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
 

Parking Lot

Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube)

  • 14 total spaces
  • 2 oversized spaces
  • 19.413590, -155.238811

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

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
 

Parking Lot

Pu‘upua‘i Parking Lot

  • 28 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 19.411364, -155.249915

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

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
 

Parking Lot

Devastation Trail Parking Lot

  • 30 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 19.406470, -155.252939

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
0
Total number of spaces
30
Number of oversize vehicle spaces
0
 

Parking Lot

End of Chain of Craters Road Parking

  • 37 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 19.295039, -155.098597

Description

Closures & Seasonal Exceptions

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: June 9, 2021

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