We realize that many of our visitors enjoy traveling with their pets. However, because of the large numbers of people who visit each day we also have concerns for the comfort and safety of all our visitors, pets and wildlife.
To balance these needs, pets on a leash (no longer than six feet) are permitted only in the parking garages and the areas adjacent to them. These areas are shaded orange on the park facilities map, and include:
To help keep Mount Rushmore clean for those who visit after you, please pick up after your pet with bags that are provided in the pet exercise areas.
Last updated: February 5, 2020