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Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

12620 Hwy 244, Hill City, South Dakota 57745 USA

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Opens Tue 8a
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Our Black Hills mountain lodging resort is nestled at the foot of Harney Peak in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Our family resort caters to vacations built on family fun with outdoor activities and exciting amenities for travelers of all ages. Our Black Hills lodging options feature a 62-bedroom lodge, 6 resort cabins with first-class amenities, 30 mountain cabins ranging from rustic to deluxe, and a Mt. Rushmore KOA kampground with hundreds of western South Dakota camping sites. Our KOA campground features a wide array of options for campers, from shaded tent sites and camping cabins to deluxe RV sites.  Palmer Gulch is conveniently located near many famous Black Hills attractions. Our lodge, mountain cabins, and camping facilities are South Dakota's greatest accommodations for lodging near Mount Rushmore National Memorial on the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. In addition, our location is only a short distance away from Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, and the lakes and trails of the Black Hills National Forest.

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  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 17, 2021
Rated 3.0

The campground is great, plenty to do. I know we are camping but the wifi sucks here. I’m on AT&T and don’t get any cell service so I’m relying on the wifi. It keeps disconnecting and it’s very slow. Please upgrade the wifi then this place would be perfect!

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  • 1 Helpful
June 25, 2021

Great place, close to everything! My kids had a blast. Only regret, we should have stayed longer.

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Gibbs T

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May 09, 2022
Rated 5.0

Excellent. One of the best KOA's I have ever been to.

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Helen Murphy

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September 18, 2021

Probably the worst campground I’ve ever stayed in. The spaces were so tight you couldn’t move. There was barely enough room for those towing a car or people with travel trailers to park both. The campfires rings are right by the road. One person accidentally ran over one and got it caught under his unit. Another camper got side swiped because of the tight spaces. They had a great store and activities for kids but we hated it.

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Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

12620 Hwy 244
Hill City, South Dakota
57745 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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