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 10, 2015
Standing water draws mosquitos
Jul 10, 2015
Noise partiers in the 2 sites behind ours until 2:00 am. Swearing drinking and playing loud ball games. No security to be found, believe they may have been seasonal employees. I also videoed some of their activities. But to what end?
Jul 10, 2015
pet park, inch of water to walk pets, wifi poor,no cable no cell service, muddy. To pricey for these inconveniences.
Jul 10, 2015
This is not a campground, it's a small city. Over priced, and not as advertised. Wifi did not function for two days. No cell service in the area either. Shuttle service only to Rushmore or Crazy Horse, nothing else. Pool was ok, hot tubs were nasty. Bathrooms were just ok. Mini golf was a complete joke, even my 6 yo said it was terrible. Pancakes tent was rip-off. Laundry dryers only 7 min not 11.
Jul 10, 2015
Huge site with tons of kids activities. But as with many mega destinations some details are neglected. Front desk was understaffed and impersonal, bathrooms are hall closet sized, driveways muddy and uneven, wifi was useless and no cell svc. That said, the scenery is gorgeous and the kids amenities extensive. If you don't expect to the VIP treatment and have kids this is a pretty awesome KOA.
Jul 09, 2015
This is the BEST KOA we have ever stayed at. Lots to do and great staff.
Jul 09, 2015
We booked a Deluxe Cabin but it was anything but deluxe. There were mice running around. Housekeeping did a terrible job cleaning it. There were open bags of doritos, pop tarts and fruit snacks on the beds and behind the doors. The pull out mattress had dried dog food on it and was eaten by mice. For $279 a night I would expect something much better.
Jul 09, 2015
Nice KOA. Very crowded,but plenty of bathrooms and showers. Alot of activities to do for kids. Pancake breakfast is a serious bargain and good to eat. Mt. Rushmore is 10 minutes away, tram available for $6 per person. Beats finding parking.
Jul 09, 2015
No pedle boats when web site said so
Jul 09, 2015
Considering the price to stay. I figured that you would provide the firewood.
Jul 09, 2015
The best thing is they had a lot of great activities for the kids. It's huge so we had to walk a ways or drive to the pool but it was a neat place for a walk or morning run. I only showered once and it was either scalding or freezing but I don't know of anyone else that had this issue. It's a great location if you're going to see all the sights.
Jul 09, 2015
Served its purpose. Breakfast was just ok
Jul 09, 2015
Great
Jul 09, 2015
My kids had a great time except for the day when there was no electricity-it was our last full day and they were not able to swim, jump, get ice cream or fudge...there was a lot closed, which is understandable but I kind of feel like I should get a partial reimbursement since we were not able to use all the facilities. The only thing we could do was a trail ride(expensive). Generators needed. Thx
Jul 09, 2015
Location was incredible and grounds were very well maintained. Staff was everywhere at all times. Enjoyed all amenities, including wine tasting, horseback riding, pool. Stayed in a camping cabin and it was sufficient. Was on a hill overlooking RV sites and would have liked for the outdoor area of the cabin to be more level. Was difficul to utilize picinic table and fire pit comfortably.
Jul 09, 2015
The campground is nice. The facilities are nice. The activities are good. BUT we were totally disconnected from our families because of the total lack of phone service and Internet. No texts, calls, messages, wifi.... Not even TV. We would likely stay elsewhere next time.
Jul 09, 2015
We enjoyed our stay so much that we stayed an extra day. Our son enjoyed the activities at the fun zone and the horseback riding. Hannah and Christina were our guides and did a fabulous job!!
Jul 09, 2015
We had an excellent time! You had everything there for parents and children to have a wonderful time! My children loved riding the horses.
Jul 09, 2015
Super loud all night long and early morning mowing of lawns and running their trucks around. First spot assigned took 15 min to find and it was taken. Second spot was not awesome. Would not camp here again
Jul 08, 2015
our family loved the "family" focus at your campgrounds. our younger campers were safe to go to the pool, jumping tent or anyplace on the grounds. We had grandchildren in their 20's down to 6 years old and they all loved our family reunion thanks in part to the wonderful facility. We plan to come back again in 2 years! Grandma Eliason
Jul 08, 2015
Huge campground, lots to do within while touring the area. Sites are large, great friendly staff
Jul 08, 2015
Very family friendly and had great service. Definitely will go back.
Jul 08, 2015
Would had been nice to have some cell service in case of emergencies. Other than that, it was the best koa we've stayed at yet.
Jul 08, 2015
The deluxe cabin was very clean. Everything that you need to make the stay comfortable was supplied.
Jul 08, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
Had a nice time. Our granddaughter loved it. So much for her to do.
Jul 08, 2015
This KOA is awesome! Great location to everything. There is no internet or phone service until you are in the next town but there is plenty to keep you busy. The pizza place is great and fudge shop fantastic! The all you can eat pancakes are good but the service is not that good- If you have any allergies they can't tell you what's in their food? Stay was great, I would return.
Jul 08, 2015
You need to have a better way so family's can have sites together. I included a note on my reservations that I wanted 2 sites together and when we checked in they said there were no sites together yet the site next to mine had new campers in it almost every day or was empty the time we were there. The check in person was not willing to move someone or help us in any other way. We camped for 5 days
Jul 08, 2015
Nice setting, loads of activities for families and kids!
Jul 08, 2015
Enjoyed our 2 overnight stay, very well organised for the size of the site Thank you
Jul 08, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay and will return. Could have done without the noisy neighbors up all night playing music though.
Jul 08, 2015
it was brief but this is a very cool koa. Maybe there could be a more direct path from the cabins to the bathroom, but I was just happy to be in a beautiful campground in the beautiful black hills.
Jul 08, 2015
Cabin 101 was literally feet from a main road. Even though the posted speed limit was 10 mph no one drove that slow. Especially the employees -- they came flying up and down the road in golf carts and vans. Was NOT a quiet or relaxing cabin. Bathrooms were filled with bugs and NO toilet paper.
Jul 08, 2015
Combat camping at its finest. Tent site with no hookups had no shade. Kids running and riding through my site, which is a big no no where I come from. Restaurant service was poor. Drunks in the hot tub. Closest water spigot in the middle of a stream.
Jul 08, 2015
We enjoyed the stay at My. Rushmore KOA. However, the 2 issues we had were, our campsite was too small and narrow for our camper and there were no bathroom/shower facilities on the hill where our campsite was located, they were all where the larger campsites were located. We had to drive to use the facilities.
Jul 08, 2015
Lots to do clean bathrooms and cabin my kids loved their horseback ride awesome place
Jul 08, 2015
We had a blast, met so many wonderful people and our grandkids had so much fun. We will be back and tell others about your KOA!!!!!
Jul 08, 2015
Rainy night of stay, but the employees were ever so kind and thorough about making sure they give best information about all facilities. Very nice place!
Jul 08, 2015
We had a great stay. There is so much to do and it is very family friendly.
Jul 08, 2015
Great location and lots to do. The food in the ice cream shop was ok -- ice cream was good! Coffee shop very cute and employees nice. Problem: The booking place did not tell us the cabin did not have sheets! But thank goodness, the front desk helped us find some!! thank you!!!
Jul 08, 2015
So much to do!
Jul 08, 2015
Clean and lots to do.
Jul 07, 2015
We had a great reunion with 53 people in attendance. 51 were staying on site. The amenities are wonderful. My only negative comment would be that the shelter could use some fixing up-especially the weather curtains and the floor. Otherwise, wonderful!!
Jul 07, 2015
Restrooms with showers toward the front of your complex needs to be updated otherwise everything was great
Jul 07, 2015
Advertise wi-fi and didn't work. Would think for price charged to stay you could afford to update. Need wi-fi or cell service to plan excursions.
Jul 07, 2015
Water in pools was freezing cold. Chuck Wagon drove through campground and not as advertised, huge disappointment for the expense. 2 bedroom cabins are barely maintained, deck was falling apart.
Jul 07, 2015
Jul 07, 2015
Great facility with tons of stuff to occupy the kids. This is aside from all of the things to do in the area. There were days the kids wanted to stop sightseeing and go back to the fun zone, or to fish or ride horses. Great place highly recommended. Also there was NO phone service so it was a true vacation.
Jul 07, 2015
We had a great stay! we will return. The staff and management were wonderful and all the amenities were wonderful
Jul 07, 2015
It was overcrowded, muddy everywhere, no wifi.....the worst was the mud. We couldn't leave the motor home. We traveled from New Jersey to California and have stayed in many KOAs. This was the only disappointing one. The staff service wasn't great either. Long lines and not very helpful.

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