Downtown Boone Parking

click here for a map of Parking Options in downtown Boone 

Welcome to downtown Boone. We are glad you are visiting our downtown, and we hope your visit is enjoyable. The Town of Boone installed smart meters for all on-street parking and pay-stations for the King and Depot street parking lots in 2015. Below is important information regarding the smart meters and pay stations located throughout downtown.   

The smart meters and pay stations are user-friendly and display enforcement hours and parking costs on the convenient LCD screen. For more information on how the smart meters operate please visit   

Parking in downtown Boone is enforced Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Parking at the on-street smart meters is $1 per hour for up to two hours. Smart meters accept coins, debit and credit cards. Once your time has expired you may return to the meter and pay for more time.  Handicapped parking spaces do not have time limits.  If there are no handicapped spaces available you may park at any available and convenient parking space as long as your handicapped plaque is visible.    

The King and Depot street parking lots provide a multi-hour parking option for visitors who wish to stay longer than two hours. Parking in these lots is a $1 an hour and visitors may pay for up to 10 hours of parking.  Enforcement in the King and Depot street lots is also Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The pay stations in these lots accept coins, debit and credit cards.  The Queen St. coin-only meters will continue to be $.50 per hour for up to three hours.

Downtown Boone welcomes tour buses, RVs, and other large vehicles.  Please contact McLaurin Parking for oversized vehicle parking information, 828.264.2645.  

Watauga County parking areas are available at 5 p.m., on the weekends, and the Watauga County Public Library parking area is available after 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday and all day Sundays.  No gameday parking permitted at the Watauga County Public Library.   

If you receive a citation and have a question or concern please contact McLaurin Parking at 828.264.2645.  If you would like to appeal your citation please write your appeal and deliver or mail it to Boone Town Hall - McLaurin Parking 567 W. King St., Boone, NC 28607.    

Parking is not enforced on Town of Boone and Watauga County observed holidays.  Click here to directed to the Town of Boone's online calendar. Parking is free on Sundays and after 5:00 p.m.   

Please contact Brittney Clark at 828.268.6283 if you have any further questions or concerns. 



ASU Gameday Parking

Welcome, Football Fans!  We are looking forward to another great season in 2017. We hope that downtown Boone becomes your favorite spot before and after the game.  Enjoy one of our delicious restaurants showcasing local food or visit one of our many unique retail shops and businesses. Click here for a map of downtown Boone and a list of downtown businesses.  

All on-street parking and parking lots will operate under a regular Saturday or weekday enforcement schedule. Tailgating is permitted but alcohol is not permitted.  On-street meters are $1 an hour up two hours, and visitors may return to their meter to add more time.  The pay-station lots on Depot and King streets offer multi-hour parking for $1 an hour.  Enforcement on Saturdays is 8 am to 5 pm.   

Also, check out Explore Boone's helpful Game Day parking page for more information about parking/tailgating near the stadium. 

Look for parking ambassadors throughout the day on Saturdays for questions about downtown or for help with parking.

Questions?  Please call McLaurin Parking 828.264.2645 or the Town of Boone 828.268.6280.  Thank you for visiting downtown Boone!