Hoover Dam Parking Guide: All Free Lots & Convenient Options

Last Updated on June 24, 2022 by Joshua Lagandaon

Hoover Dam parking

Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that sits in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, is the most frequented dam in the world. Visiting the dam is free, and on-site parking is available in the Nevada and Arizona sections. Before you visit Hoover Dam, read our guide to learn about free lots, parking rates, and tips on where best to park.

The dam is located on the Nevada-Arizona border at the following address: Nevada 89005, United States

Hoover Dam Operating Hours and Admission

The dam is open to the public every day from 5 AM to 9 PM. Walking or driving across the dam is free, and reservations are not required, but visitors looking for a more in-depth experience may purchase tickets for guided Hoover Dam tours. For dam tour information, contact (702) 494-2517 or (702) 494-2546.

Convenient Parking at the Dam

Parking at Hoover Dam

Convenient Hoover Dam parking is available on the Nevada and Arizona sides. We listed all the options below with their accompanying parking fees. We also included a few recommendations for a pocket-friendly and more convenient parking experience.

Facility Location  Rate
Parking Garage  Nevada side  $10
Parking Lot 9 Arizona side $10
Upper Lots  Arizona side  Free
Boulder Dam Bridge Parking Nevada side Free

Parking Garage: This multi-level garage sits on the Nevada side (red circle) and may be accessed via the Hoover Dam Access Road. It is the safest and most convenient place to park. Visitors with disabled placards and stickers are permitted to park here for free, while high clearance vehicles more than 10.5 feet high and 23 feet long are prohibited from entering.

This is the best place to park if you’re heading to the Visitor Center. However, you may contend with crowds for parking spots during the peak season of June to August, so come early during these months. The parking garage is open from 8 AM to 5:15 PM.

Parking Lot 9: This surface lot sits closest to the dam on the Arizona side (purple circle). Apart from serving regular vehicles, this paid surface lot also offers parking spaces for high clearance vehicles in non-covered marked spaces. You may be able to park here for free if the demand is low. Parking Lot 9 opens from 8 AM to 5:15 PM.

Upper Lots: These free parking lots sit farther from the dam on the Arizona side and offer free parking. Recreational vehicles, trailers, and oversized vehicles can park on these lots.

Boulder Dam Bridge Parking: Park in this free surface lot (brown circle) to view the dam from across the Memorial Bridge. The Hoover Dam bypass bridge parking is located on the Nevada side right after the security checkpoint.

Take Public Transit

Several bus and shuttle services can take you from Las Vegas to the dam. The Boulder City Express shuttle service runs from the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown hotels to Boulder City’s most popular attractions, including the dam. The round-trip fare is $25.

A cheaper option is to take the HDX public bus from Las Vegas to Boulder City, then take a 10-minute taxi, rideshare, or Boulder City Express Shuttle ride to the dam. A 24-hour pass costs $8.

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