Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

Open May 1 - October 1

Reserve: 800-562-8503

Info: 605-574-2525


12620 Highway 244

Hill City, SD 57745

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Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

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Recreational Adventures Co.

The Mt. Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch is the place where you can do as much or as little as you like.

Welcome to the newly branded KOA Resort, the Mt. Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch!  The 2015 camping season will be upon us soon, and we would like to help you experience the "Sites" and Sounds of our wonderful KOA Resort.  We want to help you make the 2015 camping season a memorable one!

We welcome Mike Atkinson as our new General Manager for 2015.  Mike comes to us from Billings, Montana, where he worked for 9 years at KOA Headquarters.  Mike has assembled a great supporting team to help 2015 run like clockwork.  Danielle Akey is our new Assistant Manager.  Danielle spent 6 years managing the Wilmington KOA in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Billie Getman returns for her 18th year in 2015.  Billie leads the way as the Manager of the Lodge at Palmer Gulch and the Groups Coordinator for the resort.   Another veteran this season is Retail Manager, Staci Anderson.    Staci handles all the buying, setup and operations of our GREAT retail outlets at the resort.  Last but not least Dean Karschnik.  Dean is our new Facilities Manager for the resort.  You will find Dean out on the resort making sure our beautiful resort is safe and working properly. 

Maintaining the rich heritage of Palmer Gulch, and providing first class experience to our guests is an enormous responsibility that the entire staff takes seriously.  If there is anything we can do to help make your stay more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to ask.  Travel safe and we can't wait to see you around the campfire!

Left to Right:  Dean, Billie, Danielle, Staci and Mike

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