Mount Rushmore KOA

PO Box 295

Hill City, SD 57745

Reserve: 800-562-8503

Info: 605-574-2525

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV ($)
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/2)
  • Hot Tub / Sauna
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Fishing ($)
  • Mini Golf
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Tour Shuttle ($)

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Campground Activities

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 Photo

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.

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Biking Photo


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.

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Shopping Photo


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.

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Rock Climbing Photo

Rock Climbing

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.

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Golf Photo


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.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Mount Rushmore KOA has a long list of activities to delight our guests.

May 23 - Sep 1, 2014

  • Free horse-drawn hayrides twice a week
  • Two different free movies each evening
  • Free musical entertainment three nights a week
  • Shuttles for a nominal fee to the Lighting Ceremony at Mount Rushmore
  • Sunday Worship Service - non denominational
  • Breakfast trail rides
  • All day rides to Harney Peak
  • Pancake breakfasts

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August 22-24 2014 2nd Annual FAITH at Palmer Gulch Weekend Photo

August 22-24 2014 2nd Annual FAITH at Palmer Gulch Weekend

Aug 22 - 24, 2014

August 22-24 Mt. Rushmore KOA & Palmer Gulch Resort
3rd Annual FAITH at Palmer Gulch Weekend-

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September 12-13, 2014 Polkapalooza

Sep 12 - 14, 2014

Sept. 12-13 Mt. Rushmore KOA & Palmer Gulch Resort- Polkapalooza-

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Meet Your Hosts

Mike Bauman, General Manager

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

Welcome to the Mt. Rushmore KOA! My name is Mike Bauman, the General Manager of this great resort. Thank you for choosing us to be your outstanding camping/lodging experience. Drawn to the Black Hills by the rich history of Palmer Gulch, breathtaking views of Harney Peak, scenic hiking trails and the love of working with people in the outdoor hospitality industry. I'm truly blessed with working my dream job at this incredible resort. If there is anything you need to help make your stay more memorable, please do not heistate to ask me or one of our wonderful staff members. See you around the campfire!

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