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Stay Fueled Up Exploring Black Hills Attractions with These Easy Camping Recipes

August 25, 2015

Making sure you and your family stay fueled up during your camping and hiking around the beautiful attractions in the Black Hills can be a bit of a struggle. Fortunately, we’ve got some quick and easy camping recipes to help you and your family get the fuel to take you through the day. Whether you’re out enjoying all of the wonderful Black Hills attractions, or you’re filling your day with fun things to do around Palmer Gulch, these easy camping recipes will keep you energy levels up and your stomach full while you explore various Black Hills attractions. Breakfast and lunch are important, but what about when the day winds down and you’re ready to feast like a king? We’ve got you covered. These two recipes cover lunch and dinner and will keep everyone in your camp coming back for more!

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Last Modified: 08/25/2015 1:49:05 pm MDT


With Mountain Cabins and Fun Activities, Palmer Gulch is a Great Family Reunion Location

August 25, 2015

Planning a family reunion can be tricky. Between getting everyone organized and making sure both kids and adults have plenty to do, it can seem overwhelming at times. Fortunately, Palmer Gulch can help you out! We’re the top choice when it comes to family reunion locations because we offer such a wide variety of things to do for all age groups. Not only that, but we offer a variety of lodging options from mountain cabins to RV and tent camping, and hotel suites.

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Last Modified: 08/25/2015 1:43:41 pm MDT


Keep your Family Vacation Fun by Following These RV Camping Tips

August 25, 2015

Camping in tents is not for everyone, but RV camping is a great way to combine a road trip with a relaxing, outdoor fun family vacation.  Water, electricity, and having a roof over your head is a benefit that most people enjoy and don’t want to sacrifice during their vacation. Keeping kids a bit cleaner, not having to worry about the weather as much as with tent camping, and having a “rally point” or “home base” during your fun family vacation for less than the cost of a standard hotel room is another RV camping benefit. However, if you’re new to the experience, RV camping can feel overwhelming. Palmer Gulch is a full resort offering tent camping, RV camping, and camping cabins in the Black Hills. We’ve got some tips to help your RV camping experience become one fun family vacation that you’ll remember for a long time.

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Last Modified: 08/25/2015 1:38:13 pm MDT


Motorcycle Safety Tips in the Black Hills during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Part 2

July 28, 2015

Every August bikers from around the world come to the Black Hills to celebrate the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s arguably the biggest event in the area every year, and with it comes a substantial increase in road traffic. While motorcyclists do their part to maintain a safe ride, there are things that people in passenger cars can do to help decrease accidents and ensure that everyone has a safe and happy Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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Last Modified: 07/28/2015 2:06:45 pm MDT


Motorcycle Safety tips for a Black Hills Vacation during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Part 1

July 28, 2015

The Black Hills and Badlands are known for their breathtaking beauty, rich historical background, and the home of the country’s biggest stone monuments, Mt. Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial. People vacation to the Black Hills to experience all of these things and more. Every summer, South Dakota is also home to another event which is little louder than the quiet brooks and creeks of the Black Hills. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally happens every August and with it comes the tradition of loud pipes, great music, and a lot of fun. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and DOT officials are projecting upwards of 1.2 million people. Needless to say, that’s a lot of people for an area like the Black Hills. We want everyone to have a safe and happy time during their Black Hills vacation, and so we’ve provided a two-part blog highlighting safety tips for motorcyclists and passenger vehicles alike.

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Last Modified: 07/28/2015 2:00:08 pm MDT


Easy Camping Recipes for your Black Hills Vacation

July 28, 2015

Getting a good meal while you’re camping doesn’t have to be hard and it doesn’t have to be messy either. Thankfully, we’ve got some easy camping recipes for you and your family to give all the energy you’ll need for a busy day during your Black Hills vacation or while you’re enjoying all of the activities here at Palmer Gulch. There’s a reason breakfast is called the “most important meal of the day,” and this easy camping recipe provides all the nutrients your body needs to start the day off right. While breakfast is important, dessert is fun. We’ve picked two tasty, easy camping recipes: one to start your day with, and one to end your day with.

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Last Modified: 08/12/2015 9:04:14 am MDT


Camping Recipes to Keep Your 4th of July Tasty!

June 18, 2015

The 4th of July weekend is synonymous with celebrating and BBQs.  There’s nothing better than a backyard barbeque on the 4th of July.  Oh wait, yes there is.  Camping right next to Mount Rushmore during the 4th of July weekend is one of the most memorable ways to celebrate the holiday.  While you might be away from all the neighborhood festivities, there are still plenty of 4th of July food ideas for your trip.  Get some good grub with great camping recipes meant to make your meal easy and tasty.  

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Last Modified: 06/18/2015 4:23:25 pm MDT


Tips for Selecting the Right Insect Repellent & Protecting Yourself Against Mosquito Bites

June 18, 2015

The Black Hills, like many places in the Midwest this year, have experienced record rainfall. While all the moisture makes everything lush and green, there are some downsides to the excessive rain. The increased moisture means an increase in the insect everyone loves to hate: mosquitoes. Mosquito bites can be one of the most annoying things to happen while you’re camping. Here are some tips on picking out the right insect repellent, tips to keep mosquitoes away, and the best methods for treating mosquito bites.

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Last Modified: 06/18/2015 4:00:00 pm MDT


Camping in the Black Hills and Being Healthy

June 18, 2015

Many families take a South Dakota vacation to view Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and historical Deadwood. There are so many things to do when you go camping in the Black Hills, and Palmer Gulch is a place where you could spend an entire day full of outdoor actives. Aside from all of the cool places to see in the Black Hills, there are an endless amount of outdoor activities in the Black Hills and at Palmer Gulch that can keep you busy for your entire trip. Camping in the Black Hills is often a very fun experience for the whole family and hiking outdoors raises our endorphins, but did you know that camping is actually good way to be healthy? Here are a few reasons why camping is just as good for your body as it is your soul and why being healthy means more than just diet and exercise.

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Last Modified: 06/18/2015 3:55:27 pm MDT


Breathtaking Black Hills Attractions at the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

May 28, 2015

For many, 2015 is going to be just like any other summer. However, summer 2015 marks a very special occasion. For seven days in August, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes over the southwestern part of South Dakota and occasionally spills over into Wyoming. Riders from across the country and around the world come to celebrate bikes, biker culture, and a love of the breathtaking rides offered by many of the Black Hills attractions.

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Last Modified: 05/28/2015 2:12:08 pm MDT