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Mount Rushmore National Memorial Parking Facility

Parking is readily available in the memorial's parking facility, 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. No reservations are needed to visit the memorial.

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

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

 
Mount Rushmore Parking Facility Map
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Parking Facility Map (Click on map to view larger image)

ADA Accessible Parking

For more information about ADA accessible parking please visit our Accessibility page.

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, Visa or MasterCard.

The America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, the Military Pass, 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 but do not cover concession fees such as parking. Mount Rushmore National Memorial does not charge an entrance fee.

How to Park

Upon arrival you will be directed to the entrance gates. Lanes One, Two and Three are for non-commercial cars and Lane Four is for buses, RVs, trailers, and commercial vehicles. Parking for larger vehicles such as RVs and trailers is very limited. During peak summer season it is best to arrive earlier in the day. Overnight parking is not allowed.

If you need access to ADA parking or the drop off zones, please use Lane Four. The attendant in this lane can direct you to those areas.

As you enter lanes One, Two, or Three take a parking ticket to open the gate. If you already have a valid, paid parking ticket, follow the directions on the machine to scan your ticket.

 
Parking pay-on-foot station
Pay-On-Foot Station

How to Pay

There are many different locations where you can pay for your ticket:

  • Pay-on-foot stations are located:
    • On parking levels One, Two, Four and Five near the stairs
    • At the memorial entrance pergola
    • Outside the Carvers’ Café and Gift Shop
  • At any checkout in the Carvers’ Café and Gift Shop
  • When leaving the parking facility at the exit gates. The exit gate machines only accept credit cards and do not offer discounts for seniors or active-duty military.
 
Parking Facility Exit Gate
Parking Facility Exit Gate

How to Exit

After you pay for your ticket, keep it to use to exit the parking facility. Paid parking tickets that have been validated at the exit gate are valid for one year. In order to use your ticket for parking during that time, you must insert your ticket into the machine at the exit gate. This validates your ticket and opens the gate. Before driving away, take your validated ticket out of the machine.

If the exit gate is open as you drive up and you do not insert your ticket into the machine, it is not validated. Unvalidated tickets will not allow you to re-enter the parking facility.

 

Services Available in the Parking Facility

Electric Vehicle Chargers

Six charging stations for electric vehicles are located on Level Two of the parking facility.

Tire Inflation Station

A free tire inflation station is available near the exit of Level Four of the parking facility.

Bike Lockers

Bike lockers are available on Level One of the parking facility. See a parking attendant in the parking facility office for more information about using the lockers.

Last updated: February 23, 2022

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Contact Info

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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