Fees and Passes

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


Entrance Fees

There is no entrance fee for Mount Rushmore National Memorial. However, fees are required to park at the 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 Parks and Resorts, Inc. Since no federal funding was used to construct the parking facility, a parking fee has been authorized to offset the costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the parking facility. A parking permit entitles a non-commercial vehicle unlimited entry to the memorial for one year from the date of purchase.

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 passes for buses are valid for 24 hours from time of first entry.

Parking fees may be paid with cash, traveler's check, or with Visa or Mastercard.

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 Parks and Resorts, Inc. at (605) 574-2515.

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


The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, the Annual Pass - Military, the Senior Pass, the Access Pass and the Every Kid in a Park 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 in a Park Pass are available in the Information Center at Mount Rushmore. A paper voucher, available at everykidinapark.gov is required to receive the Every Kid in a Park Pass.

The regular Annual Pass and Senior Pass 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: October 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


(605) 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered 7 days a week. Hours are 8:00 - 5:00 October through May, 8:00 - 10:00 June through mid-August and 8:00 - 9:00 mid-August through September. All times are Mountain Time.

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