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