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

Jul 05, 2015
One of the best camping trip I've had. My kids had a great time enjoying you're activities. Thanks so much
Jul 05, 2015
Our stay was excellent. The KOA had something for the whole family.
Jul 05, 2015
Lots of activities for the kids. Great friendly staff and check in.
Jul 05, 2015
My husband and I stayed here for one night on our cross-country road trip. We were sad to only stay one night, because this KOA offered so much to do. In the future, we would love to take a family vacation here. It was wonderful!
Jul 05, 2015
We spent 5 days tent camping on site 484. The resort staff are friendly and accommodating. Had a severe storm come through one night which caused our tent to collapse in. Went to the front office and they immediately placed us into an available cabin for the evening without charging us. Absolutely loved every minute! Already planning our return trip for next summer!
Jul 05, 2015
REAL NICE
Jul 05, 2015
.Very poor internet connection. Should not advertise as having. No cell phone service. Very wet. Need to pave runoff area where they wash cars or put in a drain. Playground very wet.
Jul 05, 2015
Paid $100 for cabin with no air, dirty floor, steep hillside to get to one of the few and far away bathrooms. Disappointed.
Jul 05, 2015
Very nice just to big for me
Jul 05, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
Jul 05, 2015
Last minute reservation. Site given was too small for our travel trailer and the sewer hose would not work for us. No phone service and the WIFI was not working. Pool area near horse stables was "fragrant" and also had a propane odor. Too "big" for our tastes but it looked like a nice "resort" if that is the vibe you were after? A lot of amenities to offer. And easy access to Mt. Rushmore.
Jul 04, 2015
Koa needs to switch over to battery operated maintanace vehicles the current gas ones are to loud at 7:00-7:30 in the morning
Jul 04, 2015
Great location - not honest about lack of cell service and wifi. We paid $3.00 per day per dog and there were very very few facilities to potty the dogs (2 of them). The area marked for the dogs had most of the rear fencing missing and the weeds were waist high. Only found two potty areas (very small) with waste containers - no bag dispensers anywhere. Your Website said wifi available on site.
Jul 04, 2015
It is too bad there is not a better way to divert all the rain water than through the sites as it made everything very muddy and stayed that way for the entire week. Otherwise it is a nice campground!!
Jul 04, 2015
The grounds were well maintained and there was plenty for everyone to do.
Jul 04, 2015
We love your KOA, it is well maintained, entertaining, and clean. Only one thing missing, WIFI and maybe it's a good thing. We truly get away from it all. Thanks Marie and Larry
Jul 04, 2015
Although out of the KOA control, the rain impacted our stay. The kids specifically wanted to come here because of your "Fun facilities." Unfortunately the first day the slide was down due to pump and then another day the power outage had everything shut down. We stayed on Rosevelt Rd. It is sooo muddy! Hoping in the future you can add a concrete slab for motorhomes and pave. Bathroom needs work.
Jul 04, 2015
The only problem we had was with ATV rentals, due to weather our 3:30 scheduled reservation was cancelled, totally understandable, however, no one notified us of the cancellation until we showed up at 3:30! This cost us one whole day of our 6 day vacation in SD.
Jul 04, 2015
Very friendly and helpful for such a large campground. When a flash flood threatened we were moved per request from a creekside site to higher ground no questions asked. Mike the GM was very helpful.
Jul 04, 2015
Fun, good and just what we expected.
Jul 04, 2015
Slight problem when we checked in due to lots of rain but staff quickly corrected the problem. Lots to do and close to Mount Rushmore, Keystone, Custer.
Jul 04, 2015
Love all of the activities available for the kids. What a huge facility. Had one of the largest lightning and thunderstorms I have ever seen one of the nights we stayed. WOW!
Jul 04, 2015
Jul 03, 2015
Love it here! A great location and friendly staff. Lots to do!
Jul 03, 2015
Over priced for what you get. Pull thurs were rough. WiFi was joke and never worked.
Jul 03, 2015
We didn't have as much fun this year. Very muddy. The power was out too. The spot we had was the premium deluxe with grill etc. 120$ per night. It was super noisy in that spot, trucks non-stop for 3 hours on Wednesday delivering rock, trash and who knows what. The wifi never worked the entire stay. We left a day early because once the power went out we were done.
Jul 03, 2015
The best resort we have ever stayed at. It was awesome!
Jul 03, 2015
Loved this koa. My grandkids were never bored and neither were we. So much for everyone.
Jul 03, 2015
Variety of activities available, location great, could use more shade around camping cabins and play areas
Jul 03, 2015
We were very impressed with the campground and the staff. The grounds were kept clean and very well looked after despite poor weather conditions. The activities were great for the kids. THANK YOU
Jul 03, 2015
Other than rain shutting down the kids activities early, and filling the waterslide with mud so the kiddos couldn't use it (they were so excited when they saw it as we were pulling in) This KOA was fantastic. A++++
Jul 03, 2015
Big campground with lots of people! We were crowded around our cabin. KOA kept putting tent campers in a site right in front of our porch. There couldn't have been 10' between sites when there were other less crowded spots. The resort has many amenities but is over crowded. A good place to stay if you want to be around a lot of people.
Jul 03, 2015
Staff was friendly and helpful. Our kids liked the "Fun Zone," but mom thought some upkeep needed - some things broken or not well arranged. Wish the shower/rest rooms would have been larger. They are clean. Better exhaust fans needed in both restrooms and showers! Nestled in the Ponderosa pines was beautiful & relaxing. Conveniently located - Keystone, Mt. Rushmore, Custer. Thanks!
Jul 03, 2015
Absolutely the best campground I have ever stayed at. It was very clean. Only negative thing is with bad weather wish we would of known. With no WiFi we had no idea. We could of been better prepared for the storm.
Jul 03, 2015
Over priced ..to noisy on the road we were on and staff was rude . Heard one day in morning .. Glad I'm off tomorrow I'm tired of these peoples stupid questions
Jul 03, 2015
Great campground, just needs better wifi signal since there is terrible cell service
Jul 03, 2015
When we arrived at our campsite, we realized that we would not be able to use the electricity because we did not have an RV. We went to the office and Diane was very helpful in getting us a new campsite for our tent. We were very pleased with our stay except the thunderstorm that blew in through the night was a little scary. If we ever feel the need to visit Mt Rushmore again, we would stay here!
Jul 03, 2015
FnFan
Jul 02, 2015
Requested campsites, arrived and those weren't locked in. Twice before too. May rethink our choice.
Jul 02, 2015
Great resort, beautiful country side, great for the families with all the horses and things to do!!
Jul 02, 2015
A lot to do but chaotic. Need a specific track to keep rental bikes off the roads. Need pedestrian paths to keep them off the roads. Water slide broken. cabins were hot - need a/c.
Jul 02, 2015
This is my second stay at this KOA, and I was a little disappointed. Perhaps it was the volume of campers during this busy weekend, but the bathrooms were fairly consistently not clean. The pool has only one umbrella for shade which makes for unrelieved sun in the middle of the day. And the staff seemed very unaware about the surrounding area. Some small adjustments could make a big difference
Jul 02, 2015
The campground has a lot of fun activities but charges a lot more than other campgrounds to compensate. The staff was friendly and helpful. They need to put more effort into maintaining their wifi. The campground is in a cell phone dead zone for Verizon and AT&T, and their wifi is non-existent in most of the campground and overburdened where it exists.
Jul 02, 2015
We loved the facilities, the only downside was no cell service and the WiFi was terrible.
Jul 02, 2015
Check is was not a good experience. The site we had agreed upon was given to another customer. The site we were given backed up to the seweage ponds.
Jul 02, 2015
Great amenities. Would have rather had cabin with plumbing. Thought things like shuttle to Mount Rushmore and chuckwagon rides were included in price of stay. Felt misled from website.
Jul 02, 2015
I've never seen a campground like this before! It was simply amazing. Of course we left to do touristy things, but we certainly didn't have to! Water slide, splash pad, pools, activities, playgrounds, pedal car rentals, this place had it all! All, that is except for a strong wifi signal, WHICH WAS GREAT! We loved being totally unplugged. Thanks for a great stay!
Jul 02, 2015
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