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 30, 2015
Very disappointed in tne change of spot when we got there. We had reserved the site we wanted (given a site number and everything), but when we got there we were given a different site that was farther away from the pool, jump pillow, etc which we wanted to be close to and that is why I called to reserve a site 5 months ahead of time. we were never told about the $10 fee to hold this site. third
Jul 30, 2015
Best KOA of our whole trip.
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
No paddle boats or kayaks which our kids wanted to do most of all. No TV service as tree branch brushing camper. No wifi. No phone service. No electricity one night so no air conditioning. Site on a hill so sloped. Jumpy house and climbing ended too soon. Water slide rules: one said anything goes another very strict. Not enough mats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 30, 2015
We have stayed at your Campground for many Summers and loved it. This stay July 25th through the 29th was very disappointing. We feel they are more concerned with how many people they can fit into the campground instead of the quality of the amenities they provide. The sites feel crowded and some of the bath houses are outdated and need to be redone. We are unsure if we will return to this KOA.
Jul 30, 2015
Great campground. Clean, nicely kept, friendly staff and a lot to do for the kids. They had a nice variety of activities and great little shops offering a wide variety of items. Couple issues. We had a 28ft 5th wheel and they placed us in a spot we were not able to fit. We were traveling with a group of three, so when they moved us we were not together. Solves shower issue promptly.
Jul 30, 2015
Our site was in an area with an spring so we had water all the time. All gravel sites but what was THE WORST no phone or TV reception! !!!!.
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
Bathrooms were to far from campsite. Horrible cell service with all carriers. No wifi! Even in supposed hotspot areas. I will not stay there again or recommend this location to anyone
Jul 30, 2015
Too much chaos
Jul 30, 2015
Sites very small and close together just barely long enough for my 24 ft mh. No cover on sewer connection, was fixed but should not have been an issue. People not sympathetic at all. Booked 4 days stayed 2. Will not be back!
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
Overall, we had a great time!
Jul 30, 2015
The amenities for our family were perfect. The kids loved the bouncing pillow, pool, water slide, and more. We, adults, appreciated the laundry and food available on-site. Only problem was we could never get WiFi, even in the buildings we were told it was best available in.
Jul 30, 2015
Accommodating,courteous staff. Facilities very clean. WiFi leaves a lot to be desired
Jul 30, 2015
Great place for families! So much for the kids to do. We loved it!
Jul 30, 2015
The area was beautiful there were loads of great things for kids to do we were going to spend two nights but left after one we had no wifi which we needed and we had no water pressure for our trailer my husband checked it wasn't our hose and there was no pressure in the faucet
Jul 29, 2015
Our stay was great. The staff was very nice to deal with and helpful.We had a pull thu site with plenty of room. We stayed for two weeks and loved the surrounding area. We stayed in a 40ft fifth wheel.Yes we would stay there again. I gave it a 4 star because of no cell service and bad wifi service. Other than that we loved our stay.
Jul 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Everything was great! Friendly helpful staff, clean facilities, fun for all. The only thing I wish was different is this: We left on a Monday (tie dye day) and neither of the 2 people I asked at the store could figure out whether/how we could buy the shirts and tie dye at home. If that's the worst thing, it's still a success! Thanks for taking such good care of us!
Jul 29, 2015
too small
Jul 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Everything was pretty great! The hot tub was full of brown water and not hot one day. And one of the bathrooms could use a remodel like the other bathrooms deeper in the campground. Otherwise I loved my spot by the creek and had a great time. Friendly staff!
Jul 29, 2015
Very good a lot to do.
Jul 29, 2015
We had a ball at the KOA!! There was so much to do! The only problem was I took a shower and upon getting out, noticed underneath the stool that someone pooped on the floor. I found a KOA employee and told them. I waited a few minutes and then propped the door open so no one would use it. I noticed later that the showers were closed and they were being cleaned.
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!!

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