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. 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.

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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.


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Uēkahuna Parking

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


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Kīlauea Overlook Parking

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


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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).


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Nāhuku (Lava Tube)

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


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Puʻupuaʻi Parking Lot

  • 28 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 19.411313922756907, -155.24966129722876


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Devastation Trail Parking Lot

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


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End of Chain of Craters Road Parking

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

Last updated: August 1, 2023

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