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Christmas Camping Recipes

December 16, 2014

‘Tis the season to play in fresh snow until your cheeks are rosy and you can’t feel your toes. The only thing better is warming your hands with hot cocoa by the campfire and filling your belly with tasty holiday treats. We love the delicious flavors of Christmas as much as the next person! That’s why we did a little digging and found these special recipes, straight from the North Pole.

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Last Modified: 12/16/2014 11:35:20 am MST


Top 20 Things To Do at Palmer Gulch, Part 2

December 16, 2014

Planning a family fun vacation can be overwhelming – figuring out where you want to go, what you want to do, where everything is located, and on and on. We believe vacations should be fun, beginning to end, so at Palmer Gulch KOA Campground we’ve simplified things. We’ve packed in so many fun activities and games, the only problem you’ve have is deciding what do to first! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the Top 20 Things To Do at Palmer Gulch, in two parts. If you missed it, make sure to check out Part 1 of our list. For the rest of you, here’s Part 2 rounding out our Top 20:

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Last Modified: 12/16/2014 11:20:43 am MST


Top 20 Things To Do at Palmer Gulch, part 1

December 16, 2014

Fun family vacations make for the best memories! At Palmer Gulch KOA Campground, we couldn’t agree more. That’s why our campground is jam-packed with things to do, places to see, and new experiences you won’t want to miss. We’ve got so much going on, we decided to make a list of the Top 20 Things to do at Palmer Gulch. The only problem you’ll have is deciding what to do first! Check it out:

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Last Modified: 12/16/2014 11:10:01 am MST


4th of July Food Favorites - Recipes

June 30, 2014

Make your camping trip festive with 4th of July foods!  Known for our presidential history, South Dakota knows all about celebrating patriot style and we’ve come up with our two favorite camping recipes in celebration of this national holiday.

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Last Modified: 06/25/2014 12:22:02 pm MDT


Wet Woes: A Guide to Camping in the Rain

June 25, 2014

Mother Nature can have a cruel sense of humor.  It never fails. The moment a camping trip is planned, the clouds migrate in.  Don’t be caught camping in the rain without a plan.

The Black Hills are known for their beautiful green scenery which is a result of quite a bit of rain throughout the spring and summer seasons. So how can you avert disaster and salvage your weekend of fun?  Check out our 10 tips for camping in the rain.

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Last Modified: 06/25/2014 12:22:02 pm MDT


Camping Tips

May 15, 2014

Camping can be enjoyed by the whole family, no matter what age group is tagging along. The larger the group, the more planning is involved. Before heading out on your fulfilled camping adventures, make sure you are ready for anything. Starting with these few helpful tips that will make any camping trip a success.

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Last Modified: 06/25/2014 12:22:02 pm MDT


Staycation in the Black Hills

May 15, 2014

With the summer months rolling into the Black Hills, many people are trying to decide what to do for a family vacation.  Instead of traveling elsewhere, why not enjoy a fun-filled staycation the Black Hills?  There are so many things to do in the Black Hills and our Black Hills mountain lodging resort, Palmer Gulch, is nestled at the foot of Harney Peak in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.  Palmer Gulch not only has many different things to do in the Black Hills, but is surrounded by the beauty of the area which is filled with rich history and Wild West lore.  Need some ideas for a staycation in the Black Hills? Check out these top ideas.

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Black Hills Vacation: Traveling with Kids

April 28, 2014

Traveling with your family is a perfect way to bond, have fun, and experience adventure. Traveling gives your children an excellent opportunity for them to discover new, exciting places while you spend quality time together. Traveling with kids does not have to be a stressful ordeal – as long as you are organized and maybe a little innovative. A Black Hills vacation is perfect when traveling with kids because of all the outdoors activities and rich culture the Black Hills has to offer. Here are some top tips for traveling with kids:

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Preventing West Nile Virus during your Black Hills Vacation

April 28, 2014

West Nile Virus is a term we hear thrown around, especially during the sunny months when mosquitos are in their prime.  Unfortunately, many do not realize the severity West Nile Virus can have on a person infected. Last summer South Dakota had the highest rates of West Nile virus for humans in the United States.  Before summer strikes and is filled with mosquito bites it is time to take precautionary measures to ensure West Nile virus does not affect you and your family. 

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Last Modified: 06/25/2014 12:22:02 pm MDT


Traveling with Pets in your RV

March 28, 2014

Traveling with pets is a very important aspect to many, especially those who are traveling with a camper or RV.  Your RV is your home, so why would you not want your furry friend tagging along for the adventure?  Across the country, more pet friendly RV camping continues to pop up, including at our campground, Mount Rushmore KOA.  Follow these tips when you are planning on traveling with pets to make your trip or journey the best one for you and your pets. 

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Last Modified: 06/25/2014 12:22:02 pm MDT