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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. 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: There is limited WiFi at this property. PET POLICY: Pet Friendly--Refer to the POLICIES section for more detailed information.


Business Services

Audio visual equipment, Blackboard, Copier, Data port, Eternet connectivity, Fax machine, Free local calls, Free toll free calls, Wireless internet connection

Property Amenities

Outdoor pool, Pet Friendly



Physical Location
12620 Highway 244
Hill City, SD 57745

Written Cancellation Policy

Need to Cancel? If you need to cancel your reservation, please call 800-562-8503 before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable.

Your deposit is refundable if cancelled 10 days prior to arrival. Upon cancelling a reservation, a $10.00 cancellation fee will be charged to your credit card, and the remaining amounts will be credited to your credit card. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.

Written Deposit Policy

One night's deposit is required to guarantee your reservation at Hill City Mount Rushmore KOA at the time of booking. Final payment is due upon checkin.

Check In

Check -in for the campground and Kamping Kabins is 1:00 p.m. MT. If checking in after 10 p.m. MT, guest must do self registration located outside of the office at the KOA.

Check Out

Checkout is 11:00 a.m. MT


This is a pet-friendly property. Animals must not be left alone, and owners are responsible for any damages. Animals must be kept on a leash when outside and cleaned up after. Aggressive breeds, such as Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinschers, or ones that exhibit aggressive or protective behaviors, are not allowed. Dogs that incessantly bark all day or all night are not permitted. There is no fee.


STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY POLICIES: One night's deposit is required to guarantee your reservation at Hill City Mount Rushmore KOA at the time of booking. Full payment due at check-in. Cancellations must be received 10 days or more. Inside 10 days, the deposit is non-refundable.

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