As of February 22, 2010, federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit the state of South Dakota's webpage regarding firearms laws.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Policies, Rules and Regulations
The superintendent's compendium provides the public and park employees with a document that lists the special designations, closures, public use limits, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent
Superintendent's Compendium 2016 (2.51 MB PDF)
Foundation Document Overview (314 KB PDF)
Notice of Closure for the Blackberry Trail (1.27 MB PDF)