We realize that many of our visitors enjoy traveling with their pets. However, because of the large numbers of people who visit each day pets are only permitted in certain areas within the park.
To balance these needs, pets on a leash (no longer than six feet) are permitted in parking garages, outside the developed area, and in the pet exercise area. 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 on each side of the parking garage.
Service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, are permitted to accompany visitors with disabilities in all areas open to the public at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Emotional Support Animals
For more information on accessibility at the memorial please visit our Accessibility page.
Last updated: May 25, 2023