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Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

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41 Reviews

About This Campground

Fee Info

Adults 18+, Kids 13-17, Free 0-12

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  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups


41 Reviews of Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

Ratings Breakdown

  • 2
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  • 5
  • 12
  • 22
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

It felt like sleeping in truck stop

Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch was our first experience at a KOA. We thought that having lots of amenities would be beneficial. However, we weren't given an opportunity to choose our campsite and ended up in a tiny pad on the end of a long row of giant RVs. Our car didn't fit on the pad without…

Month of VisitOctober
Kenneth H.
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2021

Big, friendly, charming

There aren't many other amenities in the surrounding areas. Town is 20+ minutes away. The location had a little place to make burgers and pizza. A small row of shops for coffee and horseback riding. Helpful staff. Wifi was terrible everywhere except the Lodge. Campsites fluctuated from .01 mbps…

  • On the bus to go to Mt Rushmore with other campers.
  • Small shops and food options right on the premises.
  • Foyer of the lodge.
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Month of VisitSeptember
Hannah S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2021

Great location and some solitude

Campground is located in the heart of the black hills and provides several amenities that are perfect for being in a remote area. Back spots are spacious and tree covered

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Month of VisitSeptember


Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch is located in South Dakota


From S Hill City limits: Go 2-1/2 mi S on US 16/385, then 3 mi E on Hwy 244.


12620 Hwy 244


43.9013923 N
103.53594282 W

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Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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