Lets not forget, that you don't need to leave the Mt. Rushmore KOA to have a GREAT time. We have it all from pools to a climbing wall, no one should ever be bored here at the Mt. Rushmore KOA.
Palmer Gulch Stables & Chuck Wagon Dinner Show
Enjoy the Black Hills on horseback! Several different trail rides are available for riders of all skill levels. Scenic rides are available through the Black Elk Wilderness Area in the Black Hills National Forest.
Chuck Wagon Dinner Show offers the most authentic chuck wagon supper show in the Black Hills! Guests are even picked up on horse-drawn wagons. Enjoy a taste of the cowboy life with a steak dinner, campfire, and a country music show.
The Mickelson Trail is a hundred mile long rails-to-trails route just three miles from the campground. The trails from the KOA are suited to mountain biking. Fun Cycles are the vehicle of choice on the KOA.
Enjoy shopping at our three stores. The KOA Main Store is set up for all your grocery and souvenir needs. Stop over at Grapes and Grinds for your wine and coffee needs. We didn't forget about our most important guests, KIDS. Head down to Fiddlesticks for all of your fun and games items.
The area right around the KOA, including Mount Rushmore, is emerging as one of the premier climbing locales in the country. Lessons and gear are available locally.
The nearest course is in Custer. Meadowbrook in Rapid City is one of the top ten municipal courses nationally. Of course, none of this compares to the Kowboy Kountry Klub mini-golf at the KOA.
The Black Hills is known as the "Richest Hundred Square Miles on Earth" for a variety of different minerals found here. There are many old mines within a few miles. Also, fossils are prepared in Hill City for display all over the world in museums. Don't forget about the Palmer Gulch Mining Co. located right here at the Mount Rushmore KOA!
Swimming and Water Sliding
With two pools and hot tubs and a water slide, water fun begins right here. Evans Plunge in Hot Springs is one of the largest indoor pools and is naturally heated. Rushmore Water Slide Park has a variety of slides and rafting chutes.
In addition to the fishing pond at the KOA, there are several lakes and trout streams within a few miles.
Hiking and Walking
Trails to Harney Peak and Mount Rushmore begin at the KOA. There are several shorter loops in the National Forest adjacent to the camp. We just built a wheelchair accessible trail along the creek in the campground.