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Ultimate Knott's Berry Farm Parking Guide | Tips & Savings

When you pull up to the parking lot, you'll realize that depending on your vehicle, there are multiple options available when parking at the Knott's Berry Farm park.

On this page, we'll go over all of the available parking options, why you'd consider other parking options, and how they stack up against each other.

Topics We'll Cover About Parking At Knott's Berry Farm

  • Standard Parking
  • RV Parking
  • Season Long Parking
  • Shopping & Dining Parking
  • Handicap Parking
  • Re-Entry Policy
  • When Do The Knott's Berry Farm Parking Lots Open?
  • Where Is The Best Place To Park at Knott's Berry Farm?
  • Free Parking + Discounts & Deals

 Knott's Parking Sign

Standard Parking

Standard Parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option when parking at Knotts. It's also the most popular parking choice amongst visitors. 

You'll find Standard Parking at the "Grand Lot" and "All Day" Parking Lot which are both about a 5-10 minute walk to the main entrance.

Grand Lot and All Day Parking Sign at Knotts

Standard Parking will be $30 consistently every day of the year, for one car or motorcycle.

TIP: To save time you can pre-pay for parking directly from the Knott's Berry Farm site, simply click the 'Parking' tab at the top of the screen.

Why Pre-Pay For Parking?

It's simple when you pre-pay for parking you can just show the parking attendant the receipt, and they'll seamlessly let you through in seconds. Whereas if you decide to pay at the park, you'll have to spend a few minutes there, as they process your payment, before providing you your receipt.

Take into consideration the hundreds of visitors who will do this while you're in line behind them, and you'll wish everyone had prepaid parking.

RV Parking

RV and Bus Parking is also available and costs $35 due to the larger size of the vehicle, and the need for multiple parking spaces and/or more room in general.

Just like with Standard Parking, you're able to prepay for RV parking directly from the Knott's website.

Season Long Parking

Season Long Parking allows visitors to have access to the Knott's parking lot for the duration of the season at one fixed cost (it is normally around $85).

Note that you are only able to purchase Season Long Parking if you have a Knott's Berry Farm Season Pass.

knotts berry farm season pass

Season Long Parking is considered an add-on to a Season Pass and is not available for single-day or multi-day tickets!

If you're planning to visit Knott more than 3 times in one season, then Season Long Parking will be a worthwhile investment for you.

As a bonus, Season Long Parking is also valid during Knott's Scary Farm.

You can purchase this pass directly from the Knott's website, under the season passes add-on dropdown.


knotts season long parking

Shopping & Dining Parking

If you're just hoping to shop or dine at the California Marketplace then you'll receive one hour of free parking at the Shopping & Dining Lot.

TIP: You must park at the Shopping & Dining Lot for one hour of free parking - you won't get this deal anywhere else at Knott's!

Parking Lot Entrance at Knott's Berry Farm

If you spend more than $25 at any of the shopping locations or restaurants then you will be eligible to receive an additional 2 hours of parking (for a total of 3 free hours). You must get your parking ticket validated and hold onto your purchase receipt to get these 2 extra free hours!

If you don't get your parking ticket validated then you will be charged $10 for every 30 minutes after the free hour. The maximum parking fee for the day is $35 which is also the lost ticket fee. 

Handicap Parking

Handicap Parking is in the Shopping & Dining Parking Lot which is significantly closer to the entrance of Knott's Berry Farm than the Grand Lot and All Day Parking.

Handicap Parking is the same price as Standard Parking at $30.

Re-Entry Policy

It's important to know that re-entry is not permitted into the parking lots for single-day parking passes or All Season Parking.

You'll want to plan accordingly if, for any reason, you need to leave the park altogether. While this policy may be annoying, Knott's has this in place to prevent people from abusing their All Season Parking Pass and handing it off to friends or family who would like to park for free on the same day. 

Driveway to Knott's Berry Farm Parking Lots

When Do The Knott's Berry Farm Parking Lots Open?

All Knott's Berry Farm parking lots open 1 hour before the park's opening time. This means that if Knott's Berry Farm is scheduled to open at 8 AM, the parking lots will open at around 7 AM.

Sometimes the parking lots will open a bit earlier or later than the 1-hour mark depending on how soon the Knott's Berry Farm staff are prepared to be letting cars onto the property. 

"Drop Off Only" in the Knott's Berry Farm Parking Lot
Where Is The Best Place To Park at Knott's Berry Farm?

The Grand Lot is going to be the best place to park at Knott's Berry Farm.

It's a straight shot from the Knott's Berry Farm which makes it easy to remember and is only a 5-10 minute walk to the main entrance depending on where exactly in the lot you leave your car.

The Shopping & Dining Lot is quite a bit closer, but you'll be charged $40 (as opposed to $30) for leaving your car here and you aren't supposed to leave your car in this lot if you'll be spending the day at the park.

Parking Discounts & Deals

The best deal on parking is going to be purchasing an All Season Pass or taking advantage of parking validation as mentioned earlier in this article!

As of now, there are no other special discounts or offers on parking. Free parking is also very rare if not impossible to come by at Knott's Berry Farm.

If any offers for discounted Knott's Berry Farm parking or free parking offers come up then we'll be sure to update this section of the guide!

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