Car Parks

Car Parks

Many car parks are managed by independent providers, and some are very small. If you find a cark park is full, please find an alternative parking area nearby. Don't park on verges or block gateways.

If you're looking to explore Dartmoor car-free, see our travel information.

Our car parks

If you have the RingGo mobile parking service on your phone you can make use of this in our car parks. All our car park machines take cash only other than the Haytor lower car park which is card payment only or RingGo. Parking in all Haytor car parks is now covered by the same ticket so pay once and move about at your leisure.

We've included the what3words location in brackets.

Haytor coach park

RingGo code: 57409

(coach parking only)

Haytor lower car park (W3W: ///mixes.inspector.ballooned)

RingGo code: 57409

Haytor middle car park (W3W: ///commit.goose.loser)

RingGo code: 57409

Haytor upper car park (W3W: ///umbrellas.surging.ringers)

RingGo code: 57409

Meldon Reservoir car park. Here you'll find public loos, Blue Badge parking bays and more information. (W3W: ///variety.saved.himself)

RingGo code: 57404

Postbridge Visitor Centre car park (W3W: ///passively.muddle.tangling)

RingGo code: 57405

Princetown Visitor Centre car park (W3W: ///reserving.herds.frogs)

RingGo code: 57406

Parking income helps us to keep Dartmoor special by supporting our conservation projects, maintaining paths, trails and visitor facilities. Thank you for helping us look after the National Park.


Charging periods run Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

  • All vehicles up to 3 hours: £3.20
  • All vehicles over 3 hours: £5.30
  • Blue Badge holders (all day): £3.20
  • Minibuses and coaches (all day): £10.65

Motorbikes park for free.

Find electric vehicle charging points

We've worked with PodPoint to bring electric vehicle charging points to our car parks so you can charge your car while enjoying time on the moor. In all car parks, the charger type is 7kw and costs £0.45 per Kwh.

Find them in the following places:

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre: There are two charging points in the lower car park. They are type 2 sockets.  

Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre: There are two charging points in the car park. They are type 2 sockets.

Princetown National Park Visitor Centre: There are four charging points in the car park. They are type 2 sockets.

Meldon Reservoir car park: There are four charging points in the car park. They are type 2 sockets.

Car parks run by us are open 24/7. However, those at Haytor and Princetown are sometimes locked overnight. Please check on-site signage. Vehicles left unattended overnight are at your own risk. Please be aware that occupying vehicles overnight is not permitted.

Our pay and display car parks are governed by the Devon County Council (Dartmoor National Park Off-street Parking Places) Order 2023 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Parking terms and conditions

  • No parking without payment except when displaying a valid permit or valid free ticket
  • No parking without displaying at all times a valid ticket or permit except where payment has been made by phone or app
  • No parking beyond expiry time of displayed ticket, phone paid or app paid period
  • No parking with free ticket used to extend parking time
  • No parking beyond parking space markings
  • No parking beyond maximum stay parking period
  • No return parking within 1 hour of leaving car park
  • No parking in designated parking spaces or areas unless the vehicle is of a type for which the parking space or area is designated.
  • No parking of buses, coaches or vehicles exceeding 3500kg in weight
  • No parking in suspended parking spaces or areas
  • No parking in restricted areas
  • No parking with engine running
  • No sleeping, camping, cooking, nuisance, commerce or vehicular works

Full T&Cs are displayed at our car parks.