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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Jun 28, 2015
Jun 28, 2015
Amazing place with a ton of things for the kids to do. I loved the location as well it was minutes to alot of attractions. Just need to keep the showers cleaner, outside of that great place and highly recommend it.
Jun 28, 2015
more bath and washing machine areas would be nice. all in all very nice stay thank you.
Jun 28, 2015
YOU COULD STAY HERE 2 WEEKS AND STILL ONLY SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF WHAT THEY OFFER. GREAT BASE CAMP.
Jun 28, 2015
Kids really really really loved the bounce pillow, and the pools! Next time we come we hope to ride the horses!! The one thing I wish there was more of, is hooks in the showers (over by the 400 cabins).
Jun 28, 2015
Very much of a resort feel. Beautiful mountain views. Excellent showers. Appreciated shuttle to Mt Rushmore light show.
Jun 28, 2015
Water, water, water need to fix roads but we understand you cannot control mother nature. too many big campers in small areas--due to rain
Jun 28, 2015
Wifi did not work and two employees told me it wasn't just me; it just doesn't work. No cell phone reception. Dirty showers. Dirty bathrooms. Given a camp site next to a children's playground even though i was camping without kids. Coin machine did not work in the laundry room.
Jun 28, 2015
People were very friendly and helpful. I understand why the water is slightly green. However, yes however a small attention to drainage would be most helpful. Yes there been more rain in the last two months then the yearly average but simple drainage running water away from camp site instead of allow it to run down the gravel passages. Open face ditch is the answer.
Jun 28, 2015
The Bathrooms were so dirty and the toilets were always over flowing the showers were awful. You need to separate the tents form the rest of the camp. And you need a better system for finding your cabin. The water was also awful and undrinkable. If the Pool is for Adults after 9PM the enforce it. It will be a long time before i ever go to another KOA.
Jun 28, 2015
Jun 28, 2015
Beautiful place. Wish we could have stayed a week!
Jun 28, 2015
After misjudging the weather and 2 nights in a tent with my 15 year old Daughter They had no problem upgrading us to a cabin that made all the difference of a home camp while we explored the Black Hills in SD
Jun 28, 2015
Great place. A few disappointments. Waterslide was not working.. Rock climbing hours closed too early. Bathrooms/showers up on hill were BAD (dirty and awful smell). Cabin door squeeked so loud! We will come back but hope to see some improvements:)
Jun 28, 2015
AWESOME!!! That should cover it!
Jun 27, 2015
Jun 27, 2015
Tent sites were really small!
Jun 27, 2015
Lots of stuff for the kids to do. Very clean and friendly staff. The sites were a little small and compact.
Jun 27, 2015
The staff was very polite and helpful, the general manager solved problems quickly, the facilities were clean, and the camp provided fun activities for all ages.
Jun 27, 2015
Great Place to stay if you have kids.
Jun 27, 2015
the crew were very helpful and friendly
Jun 27, 2015
Was a nice campground. I think the $10 resort fee per night is a bit high, knowing that some of the activities cost extra. But with having kids, it was nice to have things to do when we were not sight seeing. (But with all to see in the area, we really didn't use the amenities all that much) If you are not looking for a more rustic camping experience, then this was really nice.
Jun 27, 2015
Great activities at this KOA. Very big but nice facilities. Bathrooms were clean and convenient, cabins were well maintained. Staff was quick to respond to a request for assistance. Restaurant on site was pretty good too.
Jun 27, 2015
is just wonderful
Jun 27, 2015
KOA Campground? More like a KOA Resort! We came from California to see Mt. Rushmore but I think the kids liked the pool & water slide more! Excellent facilities and friendly staff too.
Jun 27, 2015
Jun 27, 2015
crowded and noisey overall very poor
Jun 27, 2015
Amazing place and awesome staff, best koa I've EVER stayed at!
Jun 27, 2015
Other then the rain for the day. Know it's not the camps fault for that. Got a lot more then expected. Can't wait to travel home and go camping again.
Jun 27, 2015
The campground was clean. Tons of fun activities for the kids. Staff went the extra mile for us.
Jun 27, 2015
I understand that there was a lot of rain but we were put on a site that was flooded. There were empty sites that we not flooded. The water slide was closed. We have camped at many KOAs over the years and this was the only one that did not go out of their way to make our stay more pleasant.
Jun 27, 2015
My pad was on a seep spring, and it rained. So for two days I was ankle deep in water every time I stepped out of my trailer. I will not go back; I will cho0se a Wal-Mart parking lot over this KOA
Jun 27, 2015
This campground is really large. It is too expensive because it is close to a national monument. Your check in process was fast and excellent but your campground i s too crowded, the spaces are small and inadequate. Space 534 assigned to me for my 30 foot trailer and truck was not level and too small. There are too many people competing for restrooms and showers. In short it was lousy.
Jun 26, 2015
Very disappointed there wasn't any wifi. The website says wifi and it does not specifie only in areas. I have to work while traveling and I wasn't able to get on the Internet.
Jun 26, 2015
Made reservations months in advance and was put in the worst and furthest spot from amenities. I have stayed in many KOA parks and this was by far the worst experience I have had. For what I got at the price I paid I felt was a total rip off. Also was not able to use sewer because the sewer inlet was higher than the outlet on RV. I think common sense should have told them this won't work.
Jun 26, 2015
Fun place with lot's to do. They tend to short staff themselves at times, especially the cleaning crew. Also, it's a crime to advertise that they have Wifi because it NEVER works. With that said, their Summershiners are great this year! Turtle town is good in Hill City and Keystone, but the one in the KOA is dirty and slow.
Jun 26, 2015
Great family resort!
Jun 26, 2015
Kid friendly everywhere we went! From horseback riding to papa's pancakes and the very popular bounce pad we all had a great time! Take the shuttle to the Mt. Rushmore evening ceremony. WOW! Dave M. Waukee IA.
Jun 26, 2015
Very clean campground and showers. Wifi never worked when we were there. No cell phone reception unless you were at Mt. Rushmore!
Jun 26, 2015
This is our second time camping here. We love it! So much fun for the family, plenty of things for the kids to do, we hardly left the campground this time because the kids were so busy making new friends and doing lots of activities. Love this campground! Will be returning again!
Jun 26, 2015
The campground was clean and well maintained. When our reserved testate was very mucky from the unusual amount of rain, the staff was very helpful in allowing us to move to a drier site.
Jun 26, 2015
The stay was great! I was disappointed that the two sites that we booked were not put next to each other like promised.
Jun 26, 2015
We came with our Son and his family. It was a great place for the gandkids. They totally loved all the activities available. Wonderful family place to stay. Best KOA that we've stayed at. Thank you,
Jun 26, 2015
The staff was friendly and helpful. Our campsite was in great condition.
Jun 26, 2015
This was my 4th stay at your beautiful KOA but the first time for my parents who stayed in the Palmer Gulch Lodge. From the reservation process for both locations to our stay everything was great. I love this location and won't stay anywhere else in the Hills.
Jun 26, 2015
Nice location poor service when it comes to phone and Internet which hasn't improved over several years. I was having auto issues and couldn't even call anyone to help me.
Jun 26, 2015
road speed
Jun 26, 2015
Way too busy and hectic. We were assigned a poor site on a steep slope. Sewer out fall was up hill and difficult to drain. Poor drainage on pad. Had steak dinner at Ponderosa which was over priced and not good. Staff was helpful.
Jun 26, 2015
No chair in cabin No WIFI for Apple products High cost
Jun 26, 2015
No Cable, No Antenna TV, No Internet, No Cell Phone Service, Very dirty Showers, like showering in a mud hole. No transportation from front to back for tours. Need more gravel in drive, RV really muddy, could not walk to front without boots. Will not be back.😢

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