Mt Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

12620 Hwy 244
Hill City, SD 57745
(800) 562-8503

Open May 1 - Oct 1
Elevation
5,000 ft (1524 m)
Last Year's Rate
$80.56 to $129.32
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard

Facility

Type (Campground)
Partial Handicap Access

Policies

Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Pet Restriction on Breed
Pets $
Day Max Stay (14)
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Spaces Available (352)
Width (25)
Paved Sites (2)
Max Length (62)
Gravel Sites (350)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (225)
Water (125)
Electric (125)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (158)
Pull-thru Size (25 x 62)
Back-ins (25 x 50)
Site Length (62)
Fire Rings

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
1 Devices supported per Overnite Site
250 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Restroom and Showers
Laundry
ATM Machine
Guest Services
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Hot Tub
Pond
Swimming
Fishing
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Game Room
Playground

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Mt Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch
Avg Rating 3.33out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (6) Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
3 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Kgrancher

Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2017
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Stayed 6 nights, catered to kids. No cell service, no wifi except at ice cream shop, no tv at all with digital signal. Rental cars are old, dirty,nasty and too pricey for rental and this KOA is too high priced. There are nicer campgrounds closer we noticed only issue for us no toad this time so needed a rental.
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FirstTimeRVers

Reviews: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This was a the best KOA campground we have ever been to. It was our first KOA site, but it really set the bar high. This place is like a little city, with two pools, stores, ice cream shops, mini golf and many other activities. Even though this place was packed with people, it was very quiet and not congested. The best part was the all you can eat pancakes for breakfast.
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johnschrock

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Stayed here due to the proximity to Mt Rushmore. There are a lot of activities for children. there is little or no internet available. The location is great to several other attractions. If you don't have children traveling there are considerably less expensive places to stay.
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Paula Florida

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2016
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
N/A  
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Waaaay overpriced! Yes, it is a resort with an exceptional amount of amenities & activities - all at additional cost. The campground is huge so getting to even the swimming pool requires a hike. Our site was small but nice and very level! The major drawback: only wifi hotspots (not very good reception) at locations in store & ice cream shop at front of resort. Since there is no cell service anywhere in the resort this was huge issue! Also, no cable and same as for cell service, antennas got no reception. There is so so much to do in this area and so many beautiful, far less expensive campgrounds, would strongly recommend checking those out first!!
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david_norcal

Reviews: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We love this place. 2015 was out second year there and we are going back in 2016. It definitely is geared towards families with kids and it is huge. The size detracts from it a bit. But, the sites we have had have been decent and the restrooms are kept pretty clean considering the number of people using them. They have car rentals, off road vehicle rentals and horseback riding right there at the campground. They also have a shuttle bus to Mt Rushmore monument for the evening program. Lots to do in the area if you are toting around kids, or in my case, grandkids.
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Salgal

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2015
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
N/A  
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This campground is specifically geared toward families with children. It is way to huge and most of the campsites are small and not level. We came back one evening and the site next to us had about 5 tents set up on it and one of them was actually under part of our awning. Plus they decided my clothesline was for their use.We visited over the 4th and were hugely disappointed in the campground. It is very expensive as well and everything costs extra. The water is brown there is no internet service or cable either. If your site was lucky enough to have cable you only got 2 channels. If it rains, watch out the roads get washed out easily. I'm sure there are those that think this campground is wonderful, but it wasn't for us. I highly recommend staying elsewhere.
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