Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

12620 Highway 244
Hill City, SD

The Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch is nestled along Palmer Creek at the base of Harney Peak. It is located just five miles west of Mount Rushmore on Highway 244. Accommodations include tent camping, full-service RV sites, and camping cabins. Each site features a picnic table and campfire ring. There is limited WiFi at this property.

Campground amenities include comfort stations, dump stations, and three laundry facilities. A camping kitchen, equipped with sinks, stove burners, and an electric grill, is also available. Take advantage of horseback rides up Harney Peak, heated pools, spas, 180' waterslide, sauna, miniature golf, or bike rentals. The newest property attractions include Splash Park with water cannons, ground geysers, and cylinder sprays, the KOA Jumping Pillow, and a climbing wall.

Other resort amenities include sand volleyball, playgrounds, horseshoes, basketball courts, softball/soccer fields, hayrides, ATV/golf cart rentals, nightly movies, gold panning, hiking/biking trails, and a fishing pond. There is a general store and gift shop which features South Dakota Made Products. On-site dining options include the chuckwagon dinner, pancake tent, coffee/wine bar, snack bar, ice cream shop, and a full-service restaurant/pub.

There is a shuttle service ($$) offered to the nightly lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore, as well.

These activities are offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Note:

PET POLICY: Pet Friendly--Refer to the POLICIES section for more detailed information.

Outdoor pool
Onsite laundry
Hot Tub
Pet Friendly