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

Sep 02, 2014
The facilities and campsite suited are needs for truck and trailer. KOA people were warm and responsive.
Sep 02, 2014
Campsite was wonderful. Noise was very well maintained. Area was beautiful. Our kids loved the pool, jumping pillow and playground. One set of bathrooms was very well kept, however, the samller one that was directly across from us could have been a bit cleaner. Staff were all very polite and helpful.
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
So much to do for all ages. Great shops, rentals, etc. Will be back!!
Sep 02, 2014
Awesome! just one grouchy older lady conflict over a firewood misunderstanding! Beautiful!
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Very poor Internet reception, if any at all! A big reason for staying at KOAs is the availability of dependable wifi. Extremely disappointing. The staff is fantastic, and so is the cleanliness of the restrooms. It is just a shame that when lots are full, it is a VERY long walk to the restroom.
Sep 02, 2014
Too big / busy, no cell service or wi-fi
Sep 02, 2014
I love this KOA. It's always clean and the staff is always friendly and helpful! What I didn't like this time is where we had a campsite! It was site # 578 it just felt like it was small and the gravel road turned to wet sloppy mud not good gravel so we dealt with mud! The wifi sucks you can not connect no matter where you were at! The water slide pool water was extremely cold and dirty!
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
The stay was great . My daughter had fun. The only thing we didnt like is the rest room, not that we had problem that it was far but it was down the hill and we had to walk everytime in the RV ground to use the Restroom.
Sep 02, 2014
Too many kids on bikes (against your policy) site space small compared to other sites, too much smoke from campfires, family next to us was up and screaming at 6am, they didn't put out fire, burned my tent
Sep 02, 2014
Are stay was great,expect the weather, that know one can how the weather is going to be. I forgot to drop off my comment sheet with you guys at the front office. I had one comment to ask you guys, is that why isn't there no lights on around the pool area at night, for people to see where they are in the pool and outside of the pool? That was my only concern, other then that are stay was great.
Sep 01, 2014
This KOA had everything and a kid and an adult would want. We ended up adding a day to our stay because we liked it so much.
Sep 01, 2014
Great location. Sites clean & well maintained. Staff professional & friendly. CG was close to most places we wanted to go. Will definitely return.
Sep 01, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
A wonderful place to create family memories. This KOA has everything!
Sep 01, 2014
Great time. Facilities and activities were wonderful for the family. Most staff were very helpful and friendly.
Sep 01, 2014
This part of America is so beautiful and Mt. Rushmore KOA is definatly the campground to choose in this area. Staff were really friendly people. I especially enjoyed talking with the sweet lady in the wine and coffee shop. We'll be back!
Sep 01, 2014
This is one of the most gorgeous parts of America and Mt. Rushmore KOA added to the beauty. Amazing campground!
Sep 01, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
Beautiful campground extremely geared toward families. Lots of activities for kids. For such an awesome campground I was totally surprised by the disgusting little dog park. It was totally overgrown, tiny and deserted.
Sep 01, 2014
Had a very nice stay. Close to a lot of attractions. Nice clean and quite. Will stay again.
Sep 01, 2014
Called ahead & was told prices when on the road. When arrived I was told this was a "Resort" campground and there was an extra $10 fee. People who answer phones should be able to give out the correct information.
Sep 01, 2014
The most incredible KOA we have ever experienced. I wish we had a week at this location. The staff was so friendly and amazing.
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Location is great including the peaceful camping feel and lots to do.
Aug 31, 2014
Great place to stay with children. Convenient to points of interest.
Aug 31, 2014
From check in to the end of our stay, my family and I were overjoyed with our choice of campground! My kids rode horses, played basketball, swam, and fished in the pond. Our site was clean and our view was awesome!! Mt. Rushmore was only a ten minute drive away, and we saw mountain goats and deer along the way. The KOA staff was very friendly, and we are very happy with our choice to stay there!!
Aug 31, 2014
I haven't been to a KOA since I was a kid 30 years ago. My memories from back the were ok, but not great. This trip was a pleasant surprise. KOAs have changed a lot! We will be doing a lot more trips like this in near future!!!
Aug 31, 2014
The only problem is the lack of wifi service. It made it difficult to make reservations for the remainder of our trip.
Aug 30, 2014
This was a wonderful place to stay. We ate at the Ponderosa and the portions were very generous and great tasting. The prices at the general store were very reasonable. The staff were all wonderful and my children felt very safe anywhere in the area. We loved the amenities and the cabin we stayed in. Very clean in public areas.
Aug 30, 2014
Great location, lots of activity choices. Very busy and large. Good for kids. Our grandson loved the waterslide and play areas. Sadly, it was cooler and rainy while we were there, so not as much time in the pools as he would have liked, but we were out seeing the local sites and wildlife, so it was okay.
Aug 30, 2014
It was a very pretty place but for retired people we paid for a lot of things we didn't use. I think a young family it would be very good. It is not a place where you just want to camp and tour the hills it is too expensive.
Aug 30, 2014
Sewer problem in lower part of main campground by the new pool. Smells like sewer in shower house and hot tub is disgusting. WiFi does not work even in the main check-in building. Not much cell phone service here either.
Aug 30, 2014
Lots of stuff to do, especially for the kids. Well maintained, friendly staff, beautiful scenery. Love this place.
Aug 30, 2014
A lot of aging potential. Some fun stuff for the kids but overall the whole Koa is in need of a renewing. Cabins sinking into soil and several inches off level, cabins starting to stink (we tried three different ones). Great location. Friendly staff.
Aug 30, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Fantastic! Tons of fun things to entertain the kids and the camp is always clean. Would do this trip again!!
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Had some parking lot sites and some rural areas that were nice. Could not get WiFi or cable in the rural sites... Staff very friendly and helpful... Loved the deep fried bacon!! Noticing when younger staff comes on they are not too helpful or friendly...
Aug 29, 2014
A really nice campground..lots of things to do and very well kept
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
The cabin was dirty on the inside. It needs a power washer taken to it. It also smelled. We went to Keystone and bought some baking soda to try and take the smell out. The pools were full of bugs. I have never seen pools that bad at a KOA before. We won't be staying at this KOA again!

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