Fees and Passes

Vehicles entering the Mount Rushmore parking facility.
Vehicles entering the Mount Rushmore parking facility.

NPS

 

Parking Fees

Cars, Motorcycles and RVs

$10 per vehicle
$5 for Seniors (62 and older)
Free for Active Duty Military

Commercial Tour Bus

$50*

Verified, nonprofit Educational Bus

$25*


*Parking tickets for buses are valid for 24 hours from time of first entry.

Parking fees may be paid with cash or most credit cards.

Overnight parking is not permitted within the boundaries of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Parking Facility

Parking is readily available in the memorial's parking complex. The parking facility is operated under a concession contract between the National Park Service and Xanterra Travel Collection. A parking ticket entitles a non-commercial vehicle unlimited entry to the memorial for one year from the date of purchase. Designated handicapped parking areas are located in both parking garages in the upper and middle levels.

Additional Information

No reservations are needed to visit the memorial. Parking for vehicles pulling trailers or extra-long vehicles is extremely limited.

For questions concerning parking and parking fees, please call Xanterra Travel Collection at (605) 574-2515.

Passes

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, the Annual Pass - Military, the Senior Pass, the Access Pass and the Every Kid Outdoors Pass cannot be used for parking fees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. These passes cover entrance fees and in some cases provide a discount on special use fees such as camping and tours, but do not cover concession fees such as parking.

If you are eligible, the Access Pass, Annual Pass - Military and Every Kid Outdoors Pass are available in the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center at Mount Rushmore. A paper voucher, available at Every Kid Outdoors is required to receive the Every Kid Outdoors Pass.

The regular Annual Pass and Senior Passes are not sold at Mount Rushmore. They are available at several area national park sites and at local United States Forest Service offices.

Last updated: June 10, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751

Phone:

(605) 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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