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 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
Served its purpose. Breakfast was just ok
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 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
Nice setting, loads of activities for families and kids!
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
Lots to do clean bathrooms and cabin my kids loved their horseback ride awesome place
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
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 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
We were lucky to get a cabin on short notice. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was good, and a bargain. Bathrooms were filthy. & showers so nasty that I refused to use them. Cabin was cute and clean.
Jul 06, 2015
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Jul 06, 2015
Beautiful executive cabin. Everything we needed for a great vacation. We only wish we had a few more days to spare.
Jul 06, 2015
Floorplan not as promised, bathrooms are filthy, we were placed right next to the "dump station", propane tank, and a cabin that buzzed and hummed all night. Screens had tape all over them. Never again will we stay here.
Jul 06, 2015
This is an amazing place to stay and the staff is very friendly. Lots of things for kids and adults to do!
Jul 06, 2015
This is our second stay and we absolutely love it. The only recommendation is to ventilate the bathrooms, they are stuffy and damp. Thank you!
Jul 06, 2015
Website advertises most cabins are climate controlled and free Wi-Fi is available at every site. Neither are true. We arrived to a cabin without A/C and no Wi-Fi to be found. Also had very little room to park our small car and the fire ring was literally a foot from the road. Pool/splash area was nice for our son.
Jul 06, 2015
Our cabin was filthy and restrooms were too far away down hilly uneven terrain
Jul 05, 2015
Beds were not very comfortable
Jul 05, 2015
One of our kids said "good" and the other said "fantastic". We enjoyed the Kamper Cabin, especially when it kept us dry during the storm. Beds were simple but comfortable. Pools were a good size and basketball hoops were great. Lots to do for all ages. Great central location for most activities in the Black Hills - only 10 minutes from Mt. Rushmore and 15 from both Keystone and Hill City.
Jul 05, 2015
REAL NICE
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 03, 2015
Love it here! A great location and friendly staff. Lots to do!
Jul 03, 2015
Variety of activities available, location great, could use more shade around camping cabins and play areas
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 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
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 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).

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