• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Your Safety

Trails
Visitors must stay on established walking trails and hard surfaces at all times.

Climbing
Climbing Mount Rushmore is prohibited. Rock climbing is permitted in other areas of the memorial, climbing regulations available here...

Fires & Hunting

Open fires and hunting are not permitted within the boundaries of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Protection of Park Resources
The natural and cultural resources are protected. Picking up rocks, collecting plants or feeding wildlife are prohibited. Please do not litter.

Smoking, Food and Beverages
Smoking, food and Beverages are prohibited in the Information Center, Lincoln Borglum Museum/Visitor Center, Sculptor's Studio and Concession Building. Smoking is allowed outside, except in the Amphitheater during performances. Please use disposal bins located outside the buildings for smoking materials.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Many American Indian tribes used prairie coneflower to treat headaches and to produce a yellow dye. This flower blooms at Mount Rushmore from late June to September.