General Management Plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is beginning the planning process of a new General Management Plan. The plan identifies the overall direction for the future management of the memorial. This includes answering the question "what kind of place do we want this area to be?"
Mount Rushmore is looking for your help in answering this question. You are invited to participate in the planning and preservation of the memorial through the submission of comments and attendance at upcoming public meetings.
An Invitation to Participate
Public Scoping Presentation
Planning Today for Tomorrow's Parks
Did You Know?
Mount Rushmore is named after New York City attorney Charles E. Rushmore, who came to the Black Hills in 1884-85 to check legal titles on properties. On returning to Pine Camp he asked Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Bill replied, "Never had a name but from now on we'll call it Rushmore."