Fees and Passes

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Key Information

  1. Parking Fee is Required

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial does not charge an entrance fee. However, a parking fee is required to park in the concession-operated parking facility.

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A parking fee is assessed by the authorized park concessionaire.

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Parking Fees

Mount Rushmore National Memorial does not have an entrance fee. A fee is required to park in the concession-operated parking facility. Parking fees may be paid with cash or most credit cards.

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

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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.

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, Lifetime 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, Lifetime Pass - Military and Every Kid Outdoors Pass are available in the Information 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: July 9, 2024

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13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


605 574-2523
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