First Amendment Activities

Image of a map of the grounds at Mount Rushmore showing the locations of the first amendment areas near the Information Center, the Amphitheater and the Borglum View Terrace.
Map of locations of First Amendment areas.

Public Assemblies

Demonstration groups of 25 or fewer people are exempt from filing a first amendment permit unless outlined in 36 CFR 2.51. Notification to the superintendent is recommended, but not required.

First Amendment activities will not interfere with other permitted demonstrations, special events or park program activities.

Read the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 2.51) relating to demonstrations.

Distribution of Printed Matter

Read the Code of Federal Regulations (36 CFR 2.52) regarding the sale or distribution of printed materials.


Photo Gallery of First Amendment Areas


Last updated: September 19, 2018

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13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


(605) 574-2523
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