Car Parks

Car Parks

Many car parks within the National Park are managed by independent providers. Please note some car parks are very small. If full please do not park on verges or block gateways. Find the next available car parking area.

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

Our car parks

Pay to park by phone

Dartmoor National Park Authority now offers a quick and easy way to pay for parking when you visit Dartmoor. You can use RingGo, to pay for parking at our following car parks, no need to worry about having enough change!

Haytor Coach park TQ13 9XT RingGo code: 57400

Coach parking only

Haytor Lower car park TQ13 9XT RingGo code: 57401

  • National Park Visitor Centre
  • Information
  • Public Toilets
  • Blue badge parking bays
  • Electric Vehicle Charging (Podpoint)
  • Mobile Vending

Haytor Middle car park TQ13 9XT RingGo code: 57402

Haytor Upper car park TQ13 9XT RingGo code: 57403

  • Mobile Vending

Meldon Reservoir car park EX20 4LU RingGo code: 57404

  • Information
  • Public Toilets
  • Blue badge parking bays

Postbridge Visitor Centre car park PL20 6TH RingGo code: 57405

  • National Park Visitor Centre
  • Information
  • Public Toilets
  • Blue badge parking bays

Princetown car park PL20 6QF RingGo code: 57406

  • National Park Visitor Centre
  • Information
  • Public Toilets
  • Blue badge parking bays

Income from the Authority’s car parks directly helps us to keep Dartmoor a special place by supporting our conservation projects, maintaining paths, trails and visitor facilities. Thank you for helping us look after Dartmoor National Park.


From 1 May 2023 our car park charges will be: Mon - Sun 10am - 6pm

  • Motorcycles  Free   
  • All other vehicles up to 3 hours  £3.00
  • All other vehicles over 3 hours  £5.00
  • Disabled persons all day  £3.00
  • Minibuses and coaches all day  £10.00

All our car park machines take cash only other than the Haytor Lower car park which is card only - please make sure you bring change when you visit. Thank you!

Or you can now pay pay to park by phone using RingGo to pay for parking

For a detailed list of places where you can pay to park locally with RingGo, see the RingGo app or visit the website.

After you have downloaded the free RingGo app and registered to use the service, you can also pay to park in thousands of RingGo locations across the UK.

Legal Order

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.

A full copy of the Order is available to view at:

Terms and Conditions of Use

  • 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 Terms and Conditions are displayed within our car parks.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

We have an Electric Vehicle Charging Point located within our car park at Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, with dedicated bays where you can pay to charge your vehicle.  The EV Charger is provided by Pod Point.

  • Postcode: TQ13 9XT
  • Number of sockets: 2
  • Charger Type 7 Kw
  • Cost: £0.40 per Kwh
  • Operator: PodPoint

There are more Electric Vehicle Charging Points planned for installation during 2023 in our car parks at at Princetown, Postbridge and Meldon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I park for?

Our National Park Authority car parks are open 24/7. However, at Haytor and Princetown car parks are sometimes locked overnight. Please check on-site signage for details. Vehicles may be left unattended overnight in our car parks at your own risk.

Please note that the occupation of vehicles overnight is not permitted and is enforced under National Park byelaws.