Permits & Reservations

Special Use Permits

There 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/paygov/. 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

During 2017, no permits will be approved for special events, weddings, filming or photography during the following dates:

  • June 30 through July 5, 2017, for Independence Day events
  • August 5 through 12, 2017, during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Due to construction from August 14 through October 7, 2017, the Borglum View Terrace will not be available for special use permits, including weddings.

As of November, 2016, the Carvers' Marketplace and Carvers' Marketplace Patio will not be able to make reservations or requests for private dinners or receptions between the beginning of Memorial Day weekend through September 30th.

Use the links below to find information regarding special use permits:

Special Events

Weddings

Filming and Photography

First Amendment Activities

Research Permits

Research permits are handled through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751

Phone:

(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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