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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Cabin Reviews

Jul 01, 2015
We had a great time at the Kampground. The only thing that we were disappointed in was the WIFI. It was really hard to get connected to and when we could was usually after midnight.
Jul 01, 2015
The bathrooms behind our cabin were poorly maintained/cleaned. The door to our cabin squeeked so loud! We were disappointed the water slide wasn't open. We know this is a great place to stay...but a few things were different this time.
Jul 01, 2015
Great kamp, lots to do and lots of places to explore close...would have ask for cabin closer to showers and bath house if to do again
Jul 01, 2015
Bathrooms and showers need remodeling
Jun 30, 2015
Very nice cabin. Lots of activities to keep the kids busy. The fire pit was a bit too close to the cabin and the smoke from the pit blew directly into the cabin on most nights.
Jun 30, 2015
Great location! Very close to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Lots of free or inexpensive activities right on site.
Jun 30, 2015
Over all it we had a great stay, our kids enjoyed the activities the KOA had to offer. I understand that this is a large KOA with lots of people coming and going, but the bathrooms/showers by our cabin were never clean. One toilet was never plunged the length of our stay. I saw the cleaning crew, unmotivated teenagers, parked by the restrooms but never saw them actually clean anything.
Jun 30, 2015
Great fun zone that the kids really enjoyed, and the super clean bathrooms were very nice.... But, they were too far apart for the middle of the night.
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
We will be back
Jun 29, 2015
Great stay!
Jun 29, 2015
Everything was good except I felt they could clean up the bathrooms more.
Jun 29, 2015
We enjoyed our stay at KOA Campground. IT was so relaxing and enjoyable place to stay.
Jun 29, 2015
My grandson and I had a great time. Nice cabin good food and people were friendly. Thanks.
Jun 29, 2015
The people were great very helpful. Could not have been better.
Jun 29, 2015
There were so many wonderful things to do at this KOA. We had a fantastic time! The bathrooms were not as clean as desired. The showers were somewhat scary. However, the environment was beautiful, and there were so many wonderful, family friendly activities that we absolutely enjoyed.
Jun 29, 2015
Jun 28, 2015
As always we had a wonderful time and look forward to visiting again next year!!
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
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
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
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
the crew were very helpful and friendly
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 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
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 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
No chair in cabin No WIFI for Apple products High cost
Jun 26, 2015
Even though we got heavily rained on during our stay, the dryers helped us clean it all up and the staff was great about transferring us to a cabin for the second night
Jun 25, 2015
Overall great experience. Baths/showers by 2nd pool should be cleaned more often. Very sandy,wet and slippery.
Jun 25, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
The swimming pool could use some updates Lots of activities for young kids Bathrooms were very clean, especially the new one
Jun 25, 2015
Great place to stay, very clean! I was super impressed how clean our cabin was!! Loved all the great things to do there for families!! Wish we had more time to stay! Great location, close to everything!!
Jun 24, 2015
Beautiful scenery family/pet friendly,already talking about next year.
Jun 24, 2015
Bath house by pool wasn't cleaned for about 3 days that is the only problem I had
Jun 24, 2015
We weren't expecting the huge size of this KOA. It was a bit bigger than we would have liked. It seemed to have everything though and was quite busy. Considering the proximity to Mount Rushmore, that's to be expected.
Jun 24, 2015
This is a great place for family gartherings, very family friendly. Very well maintained, staff is great.
Jun 24, 2015
We were there three nights and got hail two of them. Last year I was there two nights and got hailed on once. I no longer think it is a occasional occurrence. Now I need to replace my truck and my tent. Too bad really. I love this campground!
Jun 24, 2015
Very nice campground! It was very clean and lots to do for kids of all ages. The scenery was beautiful as well. The staff was very friendly & helpful! We stayed in a cabin that seemed brand-new. Everything was perfect! I would definitely return again if ever in the area!
Jun 24, 2015
Seem to be more concerned about appearances at the front door than customer service. Bathrooms and shower house at upper area-DISGUSTINGLY DIRTY, NO shower mats, NO shelves for shower items, curtains too small for shower area-did you cut them in half? Way over priced for the quality of service.
Jun 23, 2015
We love Palmer Gulch and will definitely come back in the future.
Jun 23, 2015
Friendly staff. Smooth check in. Great location close to Rushmore and not situated right on the highway like some campgrounds. More bathrooms maybe. Would stay here again.
Jun 23, 2015
Since there is very poor phone reception, the internet needs to be expanded to cover the whole camp. Otherwise our stay was fantastic.
Jun 23, 2015
The deluxe cabin was awesome!! D280 was only 1 year old and very clean and comfortable! The staff was all friendly and helpful!
Jun 22, 2015
We showed up early to try to check in early and a guy at the front counter tolds us not to come back until 3pm as we can't check you in until then
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