Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

12620 Highway 244

Hill City, SD 57745

Reserve: 800-562-8503

Info: 605-574-2525

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Campground Reviews

May 24, 2015
What a great place. Friendly people, fantastic views, and super amenities.
May 23, 2015
We appreciated the "upgrade" to a better site, but, it would've been better if the "upgrade" wasn't right in front of the broken water line repair, with its associated backhoe...
May 23, 2015
We were there too early in the season and a lot of the camp wasn't up and running yet (ie: the pizza/ice cream store, the horse rides/buggy show). We would love to come back to experience it all. We loved our cabin and the proximity to all the attractions, especially Mt. Rushmore. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We will hopefully be back one day. We will stay at a KOA again.
May 23, 2015
We were there before May 31st, so things weren't up and running yet, however the main disappointment was being park in a site filled with water, which we had to walk in to put pads down for our stabilizers and tongue stand, when there were site all around us that didn't have a water hole. Someone on a golf cart could have selected site not to rent, as you had plenty of sites available. Sorry
May 23, 2015
May 22, 2015
Friendly staff, but way over priced.
May 21, 2015
Best KOA stayed at. Exceptional amenities, indoor shower closets, hot water, very clean and well maintained, superb gift shop and restaurant, several extras in season. The views are spectacular of the Black Hills all around. This would have received a 5 star except with no cell service, Wi-Fi is mandatory for planning sight seeing and travel. Half their Wi-Fi was down the three days we stayed
May 21, 2015
Great facilities and thanks for doing your best about the wifi. Please upgrade the heaters in cabins.
May 21, 2015
STAFF WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!
May 21, 2015
Very nice KOA. good location!
May 20, 2015
Great customer service.
May 19, 2015
Camp ground was great, staff was very friendly and scenery was awesome! Cant wait to come back!
May 18, 2015
Great staff and campground. Already booked a second trip
May 18, 2015
This campground was beautiful! The staff was helpful above and beyond the call of duty. We had a special request that they helped us with without hesitation. They do their job amazingly well.
May 18, 2015
Wonderful....well....2 thumbs up!
May 18, 2015
They upgraded our pop-up site to a cabin when I called a few hours before our arrival and there were terrible storms. Sigh of relief since we had our 4 kids with! We were also the first family the season in the restaurant for breakfast. Great service and great ambiance. Thanks!
May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015
Way to expense as all KOA's are now.
May 17, 2015
We only stayed one night and it rained like crazy. But the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will be back in a couple of months.
May 16, 2015
Staff was very knowledgeable, helpful and nice.
May 16, 2015
Fantastic place and super nice staff.Highly recommend
May 16, 2015
Everyone there took care of us promptly and effectively. Storm came through and staff had a plan for potential issues, sharing the plan and offering assistance 24/7. This group of people are a great team. My wife and I would highly recommend a stay here. The staff and the campground was one of the best camping experiences we've ever had.
May 16, 2015
Office staff very inept & not terribly welcoming. If park is open for the season then all the amenities should be open at same time.
May 15, 2015
This was absolutely the nicest KOA we ever stayed at. The bathroom/shower room was great. Wish we could have stayed longer and that the snow didn't shorten our stay. Thank you for everything!
May 15, 2015
We came in with two young boys expecting to spend a week playing at the local monuments, and got 17 inches of snow instead. The staff upgraded us to a more comfortable cabin and made sure we had everything we needed to still have an amazing stay. Will deffinately be back!
May 15, 2015
They were very helpful and made the stay very nice. It is because of the hosts that we will be back.
May 15, 2015
May 14, 2015
Really big camp area. Cabin with the loft was very nice. Staff was very friendly. Would recommend
May 14, 2015
Beautiful resort with a wonderful staff!
May 14, 2015
May 13, 2015
The deluxe cabin was clean and cozy. The staff was very friendly and helpful, I would like to visit KOA Mount Rushore again.
May 12, 2015
Great staff & very convenient!
May 12, 2015
We arrived in a snowstorm and had to stay a little longer than plannen. The staff was very helpful.
May 12, 2015
The weather deteriorated and any possible issues were addressed and solved for us without having to address them. AMAZING
May 10, 2015
Even though we were there early in the season, the staff were friendly and helpful. At first we were concerned about the actual site we were assigned (size and distance from other campers), but it was quiet and suited our needs especially with two dogs. We did not realize how big this campground (resort) is!! WOW!! We just might stay again when we make future plans. Thank you.
May 10, 2015
We encountered the threat of a horrible weather forecast in the form of 12-24 " of snow. So we decided to check out a day early. Shelby Thomas in the office went above and beyond to help us plan the best route to avoid the worst of the weather. She was very sweet and efficient. With poor cell phone reception at that KOA, I would suggest adding wifi as a convenience to your campers.
May 08, 2015
Stayed there in May. Everything was closed. Showers were only cold water no curtains. Don't know if it's because we showed up to late or at a bad time. Otherwise super close to Mount Rushmore and very clean :)
May 07, 2015
May 06, 2015
Excellent KOA. Clean and a lot of amenities. A little messy after a rain since the pads are gravel/dirt and wi-fi is very weak. Very friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again.
May 06, 2015
Amazing place .....can't wait to come back!!!!
May 06, 2015
May 06, 2015
We arrived late and instead of the usual package showing how to get to the site , we had name and site number on the office door. We drove up and down rows to find our site beside the bath rooms. Fan on this building ran all night.As well we were charged a resort fee but nothing is open until memorial day. This was refunded when I showed staff the Ipad confirmation.
May 06, 2015
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May 05, 2015
Fantastic! Staff was exceptional.Beautiful well maintained grounds. Excellent proximity to area attractions. Would definitely return!
May 04, 2015
We had a terrific time! The only thing that was disappointing was that some of the amenities were not open that we thought should be, like the bike shop! But over all we had a wonder wonderful time!
May 04, 2015
Bathroom/shower facility has unisex showers that were spotless. Gravel road freshly graded. Some sections have gentle slope to rv parking sites. Very helpful staff. One bar verizon.
May 03, 2015
We actually showed up almost 2 weeks before they were open for the season and we were able to stay all by ourselves! Granted we had no water, but had electricity. It was awesome to wake up to deer grazing outside our trailer.
Dec 23, 2014
Nov 06, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
Staff was great. Physical condition of site was very good. Location was excellent. Two problems: had to pay extra for resort fee;however, last week of season not all amenities were avail. Second: tons of flies in our cabin. Paid extra instead should have gotten a discount instead of paying more.

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