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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Jul 29, 2015
Nice campground, except the showers always seemed to need cleaning. Also, our campsite was difficult to get into - it was against an embankment and had to back uphill with a turn. Overall, nice place though. Would visit again.
Jul 29, 2015
Very disappointed with the service. The staff seemed uncooperative and didn't seem willing to answer questions. In today's age, it seems somewhat archaic that there was no wifi or cell service. For the price paid, you would think this would be available
Jul 28, 2015
too busy people and kids always walking out in front of the car we did not use the park for activities the $10 per day was not used and made the price of our stay per day too much for the price we paid
Jul 28, 2015
Amazing place! If I read the brochure in advance I would have known what's going on there so the place took me by surprise! So much to do and see! Keep up the good work!
Jul 28, 2015
I don't even know where to start, when you come around the bend and see this place you do not realize all that it holds. From the horseback riding, water slide, beautiful scenery, pools (2), walking trails, clean and family friendly environment, nice large bathrooms and showers with doors, playground, chess area, water park area for little ones - YOU CAN'T GO WRONG!!!
Jul 28, 2015
Excellent campsite with great amenities. Children loved it.
Jul 28, 2015
Jul 28, 2015
I really liked the pancake breakfasts because it let us get started early on site seeing.
Jul 28, 2015
Great campground with lots of activities/amenities. Friendly and helpful staff. Very close to Mt. Rushmore and other attractions.
Jul 28, 2015
This is a great family campground. The staff were amazing. The facilities were second to none. Shuttle service to Mount Rushmore was terrific. This is by far the best campground we have stayed at.
Jul 28, 2015
The activities during the day were well done.
Jul 28, 2015
I called while travling and asked one of the camp sites that had the patio furniture.I spent over 20 minutes asking her to makesure that the site was one with patio furniture. We arrived later that day and it was not. Instead, we arrived to a mud filled back in site that you had to walk on boards to hook up camper. We could not even get to the sewer connections. They charged us full price.
Jul 28, 2015
Great experience! Very friendly staff, clean facilities, and an overall great time! We will definitely return again!
Jul 28, 2015
Jul 28, 2015
Great kamping.
Jul 28, 2015
Where do I start? Everything from the locale to the Summer Shine workers, to the KOA staff members, to the play grounds, bathrooms, entertainment and just everything about this campground is awesome. We originally booked for 2 nights and quickly extended our stay for an additional 2 nights. We will definitely be back!!!! Thanks so much!!
Jul 28, 2015
Campsite was full of ruts and muddy from the day before rain. Maintenance came and added some gravel. Also gave me free bundle of wood for the problem. WiFi very limited, at Hot spots it hardly worked at all. Everything else was very good.
Jul 27, 2015
The best campground ever! So beautiful and so much to do there! Staff extremely friendly and nice. We had a family reunion there and it was perfect! Will definitely camp there again and recommend highly to anyone. Just fabulous!
Jul 27, 2015
There was no place to park my tow vehicle, low water pressure, no internet WiFi or Hotspot. It felt like we were at a county park. Very disappointing for KOA. Resort activities did not start on time, kids were left to wait for attendants to get the equipment ready. If the jumping pillow opens at 9:00, then open at 9:00, not 9:45. The climbing wall was never open the when we were there...
Jul 27, 2015
This KOA is perfect. Plenty of things to do - ATV - The Chuck Wagon dinner, Dining at the Ponderosa - awesome!! Great Spot - we'll be back!
Jul 27, 2015
It would have been nice if the campsites were a little farther apart and the fire rings weren't so close to the campers. Was not able to get on the WiFy and we had no access to the cable tv. Other than that it was great. My grandson had a ball with the water slide and all of the other things there was for the kids to do.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
The whole place was very clean and the adult pool was nice. The staff takes very good care of you and helps when needed. I've never seen a place with so much to do and still keeping it so nice and clean. The showers and bathrooms were well kept. They give you garbage bags and pick up ever day. I would have liked a bigger sight but they allowed me to park my trailer for my Quads out of the way,
Jul 27, 2015
We had a great time! Probably could use a few more people working to help with all the people. Very busy. Our site was nice and lots for the kids to do. They had a ball!!
Jul 27, 2015
My son woke up missing the KOA this morning and said when he gets older he is going to work hard and a lot so he can stay longer. Second year here and we love it.
Jul 27, 2015
I wish EVERY KOA had the facilities and conveniences of this one! Places to eat, car rental, ATV rental, horseback riding...all at the campground! We are already planning a return trip!
Jul 27, 2015
Wifi is horrible.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Loved how kid friendly it was. Nice people and super friendly!
Jul 27, 2015
The staff was friendly. We camped in a back in site. Driving in it looked like every KOA. The entrance to the grounds were nice, but past that point, the campsites were not that great. They need a lot of work. The showers were outdated. We did not use the pool or any of the play areas so I can not rate these areas. It was the most expensive campground we stayed at on this trip and the poorest site
Jul 27, 2015
enjoyed it very much.the grandkids had a lot of fun.looking foward to coming back again soon. thank-you
Jul 27, 2015
Loved the wine tasting and all of the extra swimming, and fun perks. The staff was so kind and helpful. Will come again and recommend to others. The land was well kept and clean.
Jul 27, 2015
Beautiful location,; beautiful facilities overall. Friendly, helpful staff. Campsite (240) sucked. Requested space for 30ft. 5th wheel. Unit barely fit. Neighbors had to move their vehicles to enable me to park rig. Was unable to extend awning becuase truck took up space. Muddy. Grass uncut. Might stay agian IF I get a better site. Have had better sites in national forests at 1/3 the price.
Jul 27, 2015
Excellent facilities nice employees and great activities.
Jul 27, 2015
We had a great time at our stay. Lot's of family activities. We wish we would have had some tree cover at our tent camp site. Other then that top notch.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
WOW!!!! Everything is exceptional. From the natural beauty of the Black Hills to the monuments to the camp ground. Our kids were treated like royalty by the staff the Summershine ministry was phenomenal WE WILL BE BACK!!!! Thanks to everyone for an AWESOME STAY!!!!
Jul 27, 2015
Large campground with lots for the kids. Friendly staff. The 2 stores were out of swim diapers, which I thought would be fully stocked at a place like this.
Jul 27, 2015
Great place for kids! However, lot 262 & 263 are not appropriate for a 25-30 ft. camper. They should be reserved for pop-ups. Need a separate place to ride low rider rental bikes. Roads are too congested. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Jul 27, 2015
My first experience is with the most unhappy staff and depressed staff that one are not knowlegable about their jobs and should not be in a position of dealing with the public. But this is just a reflection of the untrained manager or the absence of one. Also the site was totally unusable for pulling into and even the staff that directed me to nthe spot commented. This says no one checks.
Jul 27, 2015
Only thing we dislike about this campground is the amount of kids in the hot tub.... We ourselves have young kids so we understand however as an adult we would love to be able to take a hot tub after a long travel day or touring all day however here they allow kids to use to hot tubs as a pool would be great to have a hot tub for only adults!
Jul 27, 2015
This is a great place for families traveling with kids.
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
the nicest and cleanest KOA that we stayed at the 2 weeks we were traveling!!
Jul 26, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
First, we had made reservations in 2013 for our family reunion and when we arrived, we did not get the building we had paid for; the water was a horrible dirty brown filled with; the KOA administration was not willing to work with us. I do like the facilities, with lots of things for the children to do; the workers are very friendly, but our experience staying there this year was very poor.
Jul 26, 2015
This is the most AMAZING campground!!! There is so much to do. May not get great cell phone service but your on vacation who Care... It's all about making the memories with your family. I will be back in two years with more family and friends. Can't wait.
Jul 26, 2015
Very kid friendly and so much for them to do. Great for the whole family!!
Jul 26, 2015
Needs better wifi, was center in the places to visited.

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