Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

Open April 28 - 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

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Local Area Events

Local Area Events

Crazy Horse Memorial- Legends in Light

May 26 - Oct 1, 2017

A must see laser-light presentation. Shows nightly at dark.

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Mt. Rushmore Lighting Ceremony

May 26 - Sep 30, 2017

This program consists of a brief ranger talk, the “Freedom: America's Lasting Legacy” film and the lighting of the sculpture as the audience sings the National Anthem. Military and veterans may participate in a flag-folding ceremony.

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Sep 29, 2017, 10am - 5pm

Feel the thunder and join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions). Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd.

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5th Annual Fall Volksmarch

Oct 1, 2017

This autumn hike on Sunday, October 1 is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public's second chance of the year to walk up the world's largest mountain carving in progress.

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Run Crazy Horse Marathon

Oct 7 - 8, 2017

The Run Crazy Horse Marathon events begin in the shadow of the world's largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, and finishes in the heart of the Black Hills... Hill City, South Dakota.

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