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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Jun 15, 2015
Employees were mostly friendly but manager hadn't communicated schedule or broken equipment to employees. Many of the kid activities were broken or not labeled right on schedule.
Jun 15, 2015
Very nice Plenty for the kids to do
Jun 15, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
This place is a joke. No Wi-Fi, no cable. I reserved the deluxe patio site and no gas grill. 2 days later I got a wooden swing. Staff has poor service. Bathrooms and showers never cleaned. Brought to their attention and nothing was done.
Jun 15, 2015
Extremely clean campground. A few issues.... We had no wifi for our stay. Even right at the hotspots we had no connection. Very disappointed since this was a deciding factor. Also the roads to the hillside sites is extremely erroded. We broke a grill from the extreme bouncing and struggled up the hill almost getting stuck.
Jun 15, 2015
The SummerShine staff was outstanding & the resort had a lot to offer & entertain!! The women's bathroom by the pool & by our campsite was a little gross. The roads had huge, unavoidable ruts (maybe from the excess rain). A little dissappointed the waterslide wasn't working. I know the firetruck was probably fun, but so annoying to head over & over & over. Out campsite was also very noisy.
Jun 15, 2015
A great campground with so many amenities. Love the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and the shuttle to Mount Rushmore. Love the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and the shuttle to Mount Rushmore . The kids love the on-site horseback riding . Definitely a do over
Jun 15, 2015
Great location and great activities. However they rip you off on the luxury sites. No bigger than others. The place is a mud pit. Our entire site was nothing but thick mud. I was standing in water and mud to my ankles just trying to unhook. I feel completely rip off and won't stay there again. They also offer Internet but if you use a apple product good luck. awful awful awful.
Jun 15, 2015
Nice, except for the water all around our site. We know there had been a lot of rain. Need to improve the drainage in that area. Site 636.
Jun 15, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
The campground was beautiful and staff was friendly and helpful. There was tons of stuff to do without leaving camp. The kids were bummed the waterslide was not in use. That is the only reason it is not a perfect 5.
Jun 14, 2015
this campground was amazing! we loved the kamp kitchen. it made it quick and convenient to cook. we also loves the unisex showers! they were much larger and nicer than traditional camp showers.
Jun 14, 2015
Trevor was AWESOME!! He tried to make our stay comfortable despite the rain and mud. Nice campground for families looking to entertain the kiddies.
Jun 14, 2015
Great location...beautiful grounds...pancake breakfast is awesome.
Jun 14, 2015
Great location in the Black Hills.
Jun 14, 2015
Had a wonderful time the weather didn't cooperat but that's nature. 5 days beautiful 2 days cool and wet. Really nice facilities all about the kids which is wonderful. Thanks for a great time.
Jun 14, 2015
Great location and amenities. Will definitely stay again!
Jun 14, 2015
Our stay at PG KOA occurred just after a period of heavy rains, and in fact, after 2 days of nice weather, it rained again as we departed. The showers, therefore, were rather muddy, but not sure what more could be done, except to put more manpower on it. The kids had a great time using the pool and going on a horseback ride...and making craft leather bracelets with the staff. Nice resort.
Jun 14, 2015
We were very pleased with this Koa. Only problem we had was we booked a new camp site with a grill and patio and when we showed up to check in they said they no longer had that reservation and gave a different spot! We had to go out and buy a grill as the staff at Koa was not helpful in finding out why our reservation was not the one we ordered!
Jun 14, 2015
Disappointing. The place where we were staying was a swimming pool even after a sunny day. No WiFi at the place only at the entrance. High price (75 dollars per night) bad quality.
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 14, 2015
No cell service, no Wi-Fi at sites (only at office or shopping areas). Very expensive. But, Great pancakes & amenities for kids. Close to Mt. Rushmore.
Jun 14, 2015
Thanks for the Great stay and great memories!
Jun 13, 2015
Our recent stay at Mt. Rushmore KOA was great. All facilities were very clean, staff was very friendly and all of the recreational amenities made for a great time for everyone in our party. We will return!
Jun 13, 2015
would of been better if more things were open/available to use....no refund/credit was even offered.
Jun 13, 2015
Jun 13, 2015
fantastic view of the mountain!
Jun 13, 2015
Heated pools were great. Large hot tub at 2n pool a bonus. Lived the wine tastings, but tell people ahead of time to have ID's! Walked all the way up and didn't have it... Rocks for gold mining priced too high. Never had water slide or rock climbing available - like you weren't ready for the summer season - step it up!
Jun 13, 2015
My grandkids loved the pancake breakfast best followed by the different activities for them.
Jun 13, 2015
We had a great time! Close t o lots of attractions. Was great to camp in the mountains. Lots of great amenities available.
Jun 13, 2015
Everyone was very friendly. Lots of amenities and the view is beautiful. The bathroom/shower areas were pretty dirty both times I used them, but other than that, everything was great.
Jun 13, 2015
We had a great time at this KOA. We could have stayed the whole week and never left the campsite, there was so much to do! Very clean bathrooms and showers! Lots of things for the kids to do. Cannot wait to come back!
Jun 13, 2015
Weather wasn't nice while we were here, but there was so much to do, it didn't matter. Two ways to improve things might be to put more gravel on the dirt roads to fill in the potholes and make drainage more efficient, and install a faster skimmer on the south pool to reduce the number of flies in the pool. This KOA overall is great. We stay at a lot of them, but none we have tried had so much.
Jun 13, 2015
Great kids activities and kind, friendly supervisors! We loved our trail ride and the ice cream shop and coffee shop!
Jun 13, 2015
Jun 13, 2015
Sight was not level and very muddy. The picnic table was broken. Dis colored water. Resort fee not an option.
Jun 12, 2015
I know we reserved a campsite just after days of rain, but having made my reservation 9 months in advance, being told I was at the wrong KOA incorrectly given site in standing water. Corrected next day after I complained. Then rented golf cart 2 days in advance, the day I picked it up one cart left that wouldn't run. Poor organization. Close to sites but will not go back
Jun 12, 2015
Great customer service!!!
Jun 12, 2015
Great! Except wifi did not work and the slide was broken. Also, please work on the mini golf course, it's neglected. Otherwise very nice.
Jun 12, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
Had a great time. Camp site was roomy enough for easy pull in and a feeling of privacy. Restrooms and shower facilities were exceptional! We found water pressuee to be a little low but just went to tanks and pump vs city intake. Only neqative was wifi, poor to not available, as well as cell phone connectivity. If you have issues at home you need to keep track of, you might end up stressed A rated!
Jun 12, 2015
We appreciated the mgmt helping to compensate for our not getting the deluxe site we reserved by giving us bus passes to Mt. Rushmore. Beautiful campground!
Jun 12, 2015
The "new" deluxe sites way up in the 250's have major traffic flow on both roads in front and in back of the sites. They are located across the street from the playground, swimming pool, bicycle rentals, basketball hoops and bouncing house. Great if you have kids but not for those who don't. Screaming and yelling ALL the time. These new Deluxe sites are not for everyone and needs to be noted.
Jun 12, 2015
This is the largest KOA I've ever seen! It has some nice facilites - 2 pools, lots of kids activities, plenty of bathrooms, but NO CELL, NO WI-FI as promised. Even the internet cafe lacked service! Plus we were packed in like sardines but there were plenty of spacious sites elsewhere in the park. Had we known, we would've asked for them. If you don't have kids might be better to stay elsewhere
Jun 12, 2015
Other than the bouts with the rain and puddles, (but you can't control the weather). We had a GREAT vacation. So many sights are so near, endless entertainment. Our daughter and grandchildren loved all of the activities at the campground. Thank you! I'd definitely come back!!
Jun 12, 2015
This was the worst campsite we stayed at during our 11 day vacation. It was overpriced, the site was uneven and hard to get into and there was a 10 dollar resort saver package that was charged which we don't even know what it was for. A very bad experience.
Jun 12, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
Great place for kids, very poor wifi for the size of the park, need to maintain cement pads, a little too pricy for what you get
Jun 11, 2015
So much offered at this one location. We stayed at 7 KOA locations thru out the Glacier, Yellowstone, Big Horn and Black Hills area and this one was the second best place we stayed. It is obvious you care about the people that visit your facility. Really enjoyed the stables being right on site!

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