No sculpture illumination October 6, 7 and 8, 2014
Due to replacement of the lighting system, the sculpture will not be illuminated on October 6, 7 and 8, 2014. The mountain will be illuminated for 30 minutes, beginning 1/2 hour after sunset, October 1- 5, and will resume nightly on October 9, 2014.
Park planning is an integral element in the preservation and enjoyment of national parks across the country. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial management team looks forward to hearing from the public concerning any planning projects happening at the park.
Please check the National Park Service's Park Planning website for more information about planning projects.
COMPLETED PLANNING DOCUMENTS
2010 Mountain Pine Beetle Action Plan
Backcountry Trail Environmental Assessment
Did You Know?
Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. Dynamite blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain.