Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

Open April 29 - October 2

Reserve: 800-562-8503

Info: 605-574-2525


12620 Highway 244

Hill City, SD 57745

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Camper Rating 4 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

RV Reviews

May 21, 2016
Best KOA we ever stayed at. They have everything a camper could want. If for just a one nite or a week stay.
May 21, 2016
Its a huge place. Lots to do in the area. We were there before they were in full swing for the season so some of the on property things weren't open yet. But still had fun.
May 21, 2016
Fabulous grounds, great staff, above and beyond. I would love to go back!
May 20, 2016
Quoted one rate when I made the reservation and paid. They wouldn't honor the rate upon arrival without conversation with manager. Obviously trying to get people to upgrade to more expensive lot. For such an expensive KOA there is no WIFI or cable TV and due to its location there is no cell phone service. Wouldn't stay there again.
May 19, 2016
This was a great place! Especially enjoyed Grapes and Grain with Shelley, a staff member.She was courteous, helpful, and fun!
May 17, 2016
Wonderful staff and facility. Great location to stay while visiting Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Will definitely return to this KOA
May 13, 2016
Seemed very nice. We came late & left early so we didn't really get a chance to experience it fully but I would have loved to stay longer!
May 13, 2016
awsome, clean,beautiful place,fun for the hole family,lots to do
May 11, 2016
Great time at a very nice campground. The only complaint is that everyone speeds excessively through the campground despite the copious speed limit signs. Our kids were almost hit while playing in our campsite by a lady in a Buick doing around 40 mph. Other than that everyone was extremely friendly and the campground was very clean. Especially liked the fenced in dog park and remodeled bath/shower
May 11, 2016
we stayed 2 nights everything wasnt open , too early in the season early May clean friendly will be back
May 11, 2016
Horrible wi fi, too pricey fpr off season
May 11, 2016
May 10, 2016
Very welcoming, THANK YOU for that! Friendly and helpful staff, just getting up and running for the season so most amenities were closed, but what a beautiful KOA and wonderful people! We'll be coming back later in the season to enjoy everything there is to do!
May 09, 2016
Unfortunately we came too early and the restaurant and speciality stores were not open yet. Looks fun in the summer.
May 09, 2016
Very nice store and helpful people...nice clean site.
May 08, 2016
Nice campground, friendly folks. Totally new shower/bathroom building. Showers on one side of the building only had cold water. Start up problem?


Thanks for the comment and sorry for the cold water. The issue has been resolved and the showers are now nice and warm. Hope to see you again soon.
May 07, 2016
Perfect location, especially if you want to hike up towards Harney Peak. Very close by to Mt Rushmore w/ very nice facilities.
May 07, 2016
May 06, 2016
The only thing that would have made it better is if the restraunts open the same time as the camp grounds. Staf was great and very helpfull
Feb 26, 2016
We've stayed at a lot of KOA's but this is by far the best. Beautiful setting, nice people and lots to do for the kids.
Nov 09, 2015
Our camp site was soaking wet but they did take half off. Overall it was a great place but service was slow and ok.
Nov 07, 2015
Very clean. Everyone very courteous and helpful. The Staff very knowledgeable about the attractions to see. Liked the Shower arrangements separated from the bathrooms.
Nov 07, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
Beautiful campground
Oct 26, 2015
it was exceptional clean and very tidy.
Oct 26, 2015
It was nice to have a place to stop and plug in when all other campgrounds were completely closed for the season. Looks like beautiful facilities.
Oct 20, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
Awesome! Even off-season it was fabulous
Oct 20, 2015
stayed in after season and it worked out great, had power and dump but water was off. I'd come again.
Oct 16, 2015
It was a wonderful park. Very friendly staff.
Oct 15, 2015
This is the only campground that we stay at when we go to the hills. Everyone VERY friendly and helpful there.
Oct 13, 2015
great att, great stay
Oct 11, 2015
Oct 10, 2015
wifi and cell phone crevice was poor
Oct 10, 2015
A nice palace with a lot of amenities!
Oct 07, 2015
we were pleasantly surprised, we have not stayed at a koa and were very impressed with yours
Oct 06, 2015
What a wonderful campground. We were in town for the Crazy Horse Marathon. We look forward to coming back in the summer. So much to do. The location is close to both Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore.
Oct 06, 2015
Very friendly and helpful staff .Clean and well maintained.
Oct 06, 2015
This is a great KOA and we are looking forward to coming back this summer for some fun!
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
Enormous campground. Well maintained and very clean bathrooms. We were disappointed that they didn't keep the hot tub going until they closed.
Oct 05, 2015
Although we're not fans of KOAs, coming in late in the season meant that some parks were closed and others had shut off their water, so this was really our only choice. Boy, did we regret it! The front office help was unfriendly, almost surly. This is promoted as a luxury park with many activities and amenities, but they really need to pay more attention to their RV sites. The roads and pads in
Oct 04, 2015
Enjoyed our stay at your camp ground. Very clean , great staff very helpful, beautiful surroundings too. We will be back for sure thank you again.
Oct 04, 2015
Hard to find.
Oct 04, 2015
We stayed at this campground the last week that they were open to RV's for the season. The place was very clean and had nice spaces. It had many amenities although stores were already closed for the winter. Great place to stay. Maybe a little pricey.
Oct 04, 2015
Phenomenal views and great facilities. Many things for children to do. Quick access to Mt. Rushmore area attractions.
Oct 02, 2015
Great campground which lived up to all expectations!
Oct 01, 2015
Very well laid out camp site. Little or no road noise. Very clean and up to date facility.
Sep 30, 2015
Great place!
Sep 30, 2015

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