Many requests are received to use Mount Rushmore National Memorial for various reasons. When such requests are inappropriate, they are denied. Frequently, because of lack of space, funds, staff resources, etc., even appropriate uses have to be denied; however, compatible, non-commercial (does not involve the buying and selling of goods or services) use of the Mount Rushmore amphitheater is permitted from time to time with a Special Use Permit.
Before completing an application, read through the Special Use Permit Guidelines for Events.
Application for Special Use Permit - 669 KB PDF
Last updated: September 27, 2021