Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

Open May 1 - October 1

Reserve: 800-562-8503

Reserve: 800-562-8503

Info: 605-574-2525

Info: 605-574-2525


12620 Highway 244

Hill City, SD 57745

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Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am


Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

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Recreational Adventures Co.

The Mt. Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch is the place where you can do as much or as little as you please.

Welcome to the Mt. Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch! The 2018 camping season will be upon us soon, and we would like to help you experience the "Sites" and Sounds of our wonderful KOA Resort. We want to help you make this camping season a memorable one!

The General Manager, Nathan Lail, would like to personally welcome you to one of the largest KOA campgrounds in the country. Nathan is from Rapid City, South Dakota, and he has assembled a great supporting team to help 2018 run like clockwork. Ben Larsen is our Guest Services Manager. He and his family have called the Black Hills home for 10 years. Jennifer Karschnik is in charge of group sales and coordination. Lodge Manager, Billie Getman, returns for her 21st year in 2018. Billie leads a great team at the Mt. Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch. Another veteran is Retail Manager, Staci Anderson. Staci handles all the buying, setup and operations of our GREAT retail outlets at the resort. Last but not least, Dean Karschnik is our Facilities Manager for the resort. You will find Dean out on the resort making sure our beautiful resort is safe and working properly.

Maintaining the rich heritage of Palmer Gulch, while providing a first class experience for our guests, is an enormous responsibility that Nathan and his staff take very seriously. If there is anything we can do to help make your stay more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to ask. Travel safe and we can't wait to see you around the campfire!

Left to Right: Nathan, Ben, Dean, Jennifer, Staci, Billie


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