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?
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."