Parking

The experience of finding parking in Yellowstone can vary depending on your location and the time of day. Sometimes you'll pull into a spot quickly and other times you might circle a lot repeatedly waiting for your luck to change. In past summers, we've gathered data about when our major parking lots are full across the park. Check the busy times and seasons for the lots below and plan your trip accordingly. (Many parking lots are not included on this page because we don't have fill time data for every lot.)

 

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Mammoth Hot Springs Area

The Boiling River is located in the northern part of Yellowstone, just south of the North Entrance and north of Mammoth Hot Springs. In the summer the parking can be challenging. Consult the table below to check for details.

 

Boiling River Parking Lots

44.992569, -110.691518
SPACES
46 Total
0 Oversized
The Boiling River Swim Area has two parking lots: the east and west lots. The east lot is smaller and has direct access to the trail to Boiling River. The west lot is across the road and is slightly larger. A vault toilet is located near the trailhead to the Boiling River.
Boiling River parking
No fee for Boiling River parking
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Mon: From 6:00 AM to sunset
Tue: From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wed: From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thu: From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Fri: From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sat: From 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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: 46
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 

Canyon Area

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, Uncle Tom's Trail, and the Canyon Visitor Education Center are just a few attractions located in the Canyon area. During the summer months the parking can be challenging at some locations. Check the tables below for more information.

 

Canyon Village

44.734463, 110.490576
SPACES
351 Total
19 Oversized
This parking lot is located in front of the Canyon Visitor Education Center.
Canyon Village Parking
Canyon Village Parking Fee
Cost: $0.00
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: 14
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 351
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 19
   
   
 

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Artist Point Parking Lot

44.719327, 110.480889
SPACES
109 Total
9 Oversized
This parking lot is located on the South Rim Drive south of Canyon Village.
Artist Point Parking
No fee for Artist Point parking
Cost: $0.00
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

This parking lot can be very busy around mid-day in the summer months.

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: 109
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 9
   
   
 

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: North Rim Parking Lot

44.719698, -110.497531
SPACES
139 Total
12 Oversized
This parking lot is located south of Canyon Village on the North Rim Road near Brink of the Lower Falls Trailhead.
Canyon North Rim Parking Lot
No fee for Canyon North Rim Parking Lot
Cost: $0.00
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

June-August

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: 139
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 12
   
   
 

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Uncle Tom's Trail Parking Lot

44.715003, 110.495785
SPACES
92 Total
8 Oversized
This parking lot is located south of Canyon Village off of the South Rim Drive.
Uncle Tom's Trail parking
No fee for Uncle Tom's Trail parking
Cost: $0.00
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

June-August

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: 92
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 8
   
   
 

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Upper Falls Parking Lot

44.714469, -110.50088
SPACES
101 Total
0 Oversized
This parking lot is located south of Canyon Village off of the Grand Loop Road near the Brink of the Upper Falls.
Canyon Upper Falls Parking Lot
No fee for Canyon Upper Falls parking lot.
Cost: $0.00
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

June-August

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: 101
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Wapati Lake Parking Lot

44.707891, 110.500767
SPACES
45 Total
0 Oversized
This parking lot is located south of Canyon Village on the South Rim Drive.
Wapati Lake Parking Lot
No fee for Wapati Lake parking
Cost: $0.00
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

June-August

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: 45
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 

Midway Geyser Basin Area

Midway Geyser Basin contains Grand Prismatic Hot Springs and Excelsior Geyser. From the Fairy Falls parking area you can take a trail that overlooks Grand Prismatic Hot Springs. During the summer months the parking can be challenging at these locations. Check the tables below for lighter and busier parking times.

 

Fairy Falls Parking Lot

44.515399, 110.832505
SPACES
97 Total
0 Oversized
This parking lot is located approximately six miles (9.6 km) north of Old Faithful near the Firehole River.
Fairy Falls Parking
No fee for Fairy Falls Parking
Cost: $0.00
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

June-August

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: 97
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 

Midway Geyser Basin Parking Lot

44.528951, -110.836206
SPACES
55 Total
12 Oversized
This parking lot is across the Firehole River near Grand Prismatic & Excelsior geysers.
Midway Geyser Basin Parking
No fee for Midway Geyser parking
Cost: $0.00
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: 12
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 55
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 12
   
   
 
 

Norris Geyser Basin

 

Norris Geyser Basin Parking Lot

44.457694, -110.830667
SPACES
143 Total
17 Oversized
This parking lot serves the Norris Geyser Basin (where Steamboat Geyser is located) and the Norris Geyser Basin Museum. The parking lot regularly fills during summer and you may see rangers directing vehicles at the intersection or parking lot. Follow their instructions, use overflow parking if necessary, and if overflow parking is full, be prepared to visit the site at a different time. (The trail from overflow parking to the site is approximately a half-mile.)
Norris Geyser Basin Parking
No fee for Norris Geyser Basin Parking
Cost: $0.00
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: 143
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 17
   
   
 
 

Old Faithful Area

Old Faithful Geyser and the Old Faithful Inn, are of course, located in the Old Faithful area. In addition there is the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and lodges and shops. It's a busy busy place and in the summer can be challenging to find parking. Check the tables below for lighter and busier parking times.
 

Old Faithful Central Parking Lot

44.457681, -110.830667
SPACES
342 Total
29 Oversized
This parking lot is located south of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.
Old Faithful Central Parking
No fee for Old Faithful Central Parking
Cost: $0.00
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: 28
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 342
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 29
   
   
 

Old Faithful East Parking Lot

44.457386, -110.825867
SPACES
674 Total
32 Oversized
This parking lot is sandwiched between the Old Faithful Inn and the Old Faithful Lodge.
Old Faithful East Parking Lot
This parking lot is free.
Cost: $0.00
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: 11
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 674
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 32
   
   
 

Old Faithful Inn Parking Lot

44.460707, -110.831762
SPACES
150 Total
0 Oversized
This parking lot is located north of the the Old Faithful Inn.
Old Faithful Inn Parking Lot
No fee for Old Faithful Inn Parking Lot
Cost: $0.00
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: 0
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 150
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0
   
   
 
 
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Last updated: August 2, 2019

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