ReservationsYou do not need a reservation for any programs at Mount Rushmore, including the Evening Lighting Ceremony.
Special Use PermitsThere are several types of special use permits necessary for certain activities or events held at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The links below provide information regarding such permits.
You can make payments for permit applications online by visiting https://pay.gov/public/home. Enter "Mount Rushmore" into the search box at the top of the page and click on "Search" to display a list of our payment forms.
Primary point of contact:Staci Burchett
605-574-3131 or e-mail us
Fax number: 605-574-2307
Due to a planned construction project, the Amphitheater will not be available for any special events from November 1, 2018 through early May, 2020.
Last updated: August 14, 2019