Can You Park Overnight at a Hospital?

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"The secret is out that Walmart, Cracker Barrel, and a few other places are great spots for travelers to park overnight. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly more common for travelers to arrive and struggle to find a spot to park for the night. This is causing many travelers to think outside the box when finding new and safe places."

Is It Legal to Park Overnight at a Hospital?

Like many popular overnight parking locations, hospitals often have large parking garages or parking lots that sit empty most of the night. However, just because the hospital parking lot sits desolate doesn’t mean you can legally park overnight.

Do Hospitals Have Rules Against Overnight Parking?

Hospitals often permit overnight parking, but typically only for those using the hospital’s facilities or visiting someone. Policies regarding overnight parking vary from hospital to hospital. However, even if the hospital is gracious enough to let you stay, some cities and local municipalities have strict rules and regulations regarding parking overnight, especially for RVs.

Tips for Parking Overnight at a Hospital

Research the Hospital’s Overnight Parking Rules Before You Go Unless you’re grasping for straws looking for a place to stay and just so happen to come across a hospital, you want to know the hospital and any local rules in advance. If the hospital has very strict rules regarding overnight parking, you won’t want to waste your time trying to stay.

Watch Out for Hospital Security Staff

Many hospitals hire security to monitor their parking lots and garages. Some of these security workers take their jobs more seriously than others. If you’re breaking the rules, strict security officers will call you on it.

Don’t Stay for Too Long

We recommend arriving late and leaving early at any overnight location. This helps minimize your time in the parking lot and can help you avoid being in the way. We typically try to stop just before sunset when we’re stopping overnight. This helps ensure we can easily navigate a parking lot or other area with minimal concern.

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