Mount Rushmore National Memorial Parking Facility
Parking is readily available in the memorial's parking facility, operated under a concession contract between the National Park Service and Xanterra Travel Collection. A parking ticket entitles a non-commercial vehicle unlimited entry to the memorial for one year from the date of purchase. No reservations are needed to visit the memorial.
ADA Accessible Parking
For more information about ADA accessible parking please visit our Accessibility page.
How to Park
Upon arrival you will be directed to the entrance gates. Lanes One, Two and Three are for non-commercial cars and Lane Four is for buses, RVs, trailers, and commercial vehicles. Parking for larger vehicles such as RVs and trailers is very limited. During peak summer season it is best to arrive earlier in the day. Overnight parking is not allowed.
How to Pay
There are many different locations where you can pay for your ticket:
How to Exit
After you pay for your ticket, keep it to use to exit the parking facility. Paid parking tickets that have been validated at the exit gate are valid for one year. In order to use your ticket for parking during that time, you must insert your ticket into the machine at the exit gate. This validates your ticket and opens the gate. Before driving away, take your validated ticket out of the machine.
Services Available in the Parking Facility
Electric Vehicle Chargers
Six charging stations for electric vehicles are located on Level Two of the parking facility.
Tire Inflation Station
A free tire inflation station is available near the exit of Level Four of the parking facility.
Bike lockers are available on Level One of the parking facility. See a parking attendant in the parking facility office for more information about using the lockers.
Last updated: June 23, 2022