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See Something? Say Something. Please report any suspicious activity to Mount Rushmore Dispatch by texting "Rushmore" and your message to 847411 or call 911.


Visitors must stay on established walking trails and hard surfaces at all times.


Climbing Mount Rushmore is prohibited. Rock climbing is permitted in other areas of the memorial, a brochure is available at the Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center.

Fires and Hunting

Open fires and hunting are not permitted within the boundaries of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Protection of Park Resources

The natural and cultural resources are protected. Picking up rocks, collecting plants or feeding wildlife are prohibited. Please do not litter.

Food and Beverages

Food and Beverages are prohibited in the Information Center, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, Sculptor's Studio and Gift Shop.


Smoking is only allowed from the parking area up to the entrance columns. View the map for location. Please use proper receptacles to dispose of smoking materials.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Launching, landing or operating unmanned or remote controlled aircraft within Mount Rushmore National Memorial is prohibited (36CFR 1.5 Closures & Public Limits).


Need advice about planning your trip?  Check out the NPS Trip Planning Guide to help make your visit safe and enjoyable.

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    Last updated: May 23, 2022

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    Mailing Address:

    13000 Highway 244
    Building 31, Suite 1

    Keystone, SD 57751


    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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