Local Area Recreation Near Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch
The Black Hills has endless recreational and education opportunities and Palmer gulch is the perfect home base for you to go explore and enjoy. Have fun and we will see you soon.
The area right around the KOA, including Mount Rushmore, is emerging as one of the premier climbing locales in the country. Lessons and gear are available locally. Sylvan Rocks Climbing School and Guide Service can get you climbing in no time.
Hiking and Walking
Trails to Harney Peak and Mount Rushmore begin at the KOA. There are several shorter loops in the National Forest adjacent to the camp.
Rush Mountain Adventure Park
Explore the beautiful stalactite-filled caverns on a Scenic Cave Tour in Rushmore Cave, ride the rails and carve the turns on the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, discover the sensation of flying over treetops on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, and test your shooting skills at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride. For more extreme fun, go spelunking on our Xpedition Adventure Tour. If you love adventure and family fun, Rush Mountain Adventure Park is the attraction in Keystone, South Dakota that you really can't miss!
13622 Hwy 40
Keystone, SD 57751