Palmer Gulch

Black Hills lodging for fun, family vacations...

Our Black Hills mountain lodging resort is nestled at the foot of Harney Peak in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Our family resort caters to vacations built on family fun with outdoor activities and exciting amenities for travelers of all ages. Our Black Hills lodging options feature a 62-bedroom lodge, 6 resort cabins with first-class amenities, 30 mountain cabins ranging from rustic to deluxe, and a Mt. Rushmore KOA kampground with hundreds of western South Dakota camping sites. Our KOA campground features a wide array of options for campers, from shaded tent sites and camping cabins to deluxe RV sites.

Palmer Gulch is conveniently located near many famous Black Hills attractions. Our lodge, mountain cabins, and camping facilities are South Dakota's greatest accommodations for lodging near Mount Rushmore National Memorial on the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. In addition, our location is only a short distance away from Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, and the lakes and trails of the Black Hills National Forest.

Groups and Reunions

We specialize in fun family vacations for reunions, and we offer a wide array of lodging options and diverse amenities for travel groups of all types. With 3 spacious meeting facilities, an event coordinator, and catering services, we're equipped to handle your group event or reunion with class and superb service.

Whether you're looking for RV parks and campgrounds or searching out a resort-style vacation to facilitate your family fun, you'll find it here in the state of South Dakota. Enjoy the splendor of the Black Hills while relaxing amongst the Ponderosa pine covered hills, clear blue skies, and sparkling streams of our hillside retreat. The Palmer Gulch Resort in the central Black Hills has everything you need!


Faith at Palmer Gulch

Christian Family Weekend and Outdoor Concert

During your stay with us

Enjoy These Activities

  • Enjoy our Chuckwagon Dinner
  • Take a guided horse trail ride
  • Take a dip in our two heated pools
  • Fly down our 180-foot waterslide
  • Play a game of volleyball in sand volleyball pit
  • Rent a bike or ATV and cruise the Hills
  • Attend a wine tasting at Palmer Gulch Grapes & Grinds
  • Browse the items in the General Store
  • So much more...
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