Posts for 2013

Smart Camping Tips

December 30, 2013

Camping is a great activity that can be done all year round. If you have never considered camping during the winter months, we urge you to think again! Camping in the winter can be a wonderful adventure if you are prepared and have a few tricks up your sleeve. Our Black Hills campground offers year round camping and lodging, and here are some smart camping tips that will help making your Black Hills camping trip a success:

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Capture the Beauty of the Black Hills - Winter Photography Tips

December 13, 2013

The cold winter months in the Black Hills provide a gorgeous back drop for pictures. Don’t forget to bring your camera along on your next Black Hills trip and capture the stunning beauty of nature that is located just around the corner from Palmer Gulch. Our Black Hills campground gives you some great winter photography tips!

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Tips for Camping With Pets

December 2, 2013

Bringing your dog along for the family camping trip is a great option instead of going through the troubles of trying to find a dog sitter. In order to make your trip fun and hassle-free, there are a few things to keep in mind when camping with pets. Don’t worry; our pet friendly campground will give you some great tips on how to turn your camping trip into a successful and enjoyable experience for both your family and your dog. We offer pet friendly rooms and cabins, and great hiking trails available for long walks.

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Winter Activities the Black Hills

November 6, 2013

Winter is here with full force, and that means plenty of opportunities for fun winter activities in the Black Hills! The most famous attractions, such as Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial, are open to visitors all year round. We have compiled a list of other fun winter activities in the Black Hills for you to enjoy this season while staying at our Black Hills Campground.

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Winterize Your RV

October 23, 2013

Winter is approaching, whether we like it or not! It is time to winterize your RV before the cold weather starts in order for it to survive the snowy and freezing months. Our Black Hills campground gives you some great tips on what you can do yourself to prepare and winterize your RV.

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Fall Photography Tips for Camping in the Black Hills

October 17, 2013

It is October and fall is here with full force! Beautiful color explosions are occurring in this area right now, so bring your camera along when you come visit the Black Hills. Here are some useful fall photography tips that will help you capture the essence and beauty of this colorful season:

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Camping with Kids

September 26, 2013

Camping with your family is a perfect way to bond, have fun, and experience adventure. Camping with kids is gives them the opportunity to breathe fresh air and discover the beauty of nature, while you spend quality time together. Our family friendly Black Hills campsite is located by Hill City, South Dakota. Here are some great tips for camping with kids:

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Palmer Gulch – Faith Weekend

September 13, 2013

Where do you find entertainment for all ages, beautiful Black Hills scenery, and spiritual inspiration all at one place? – At Palmer Gulch in late August! The 2nd annual Faith Weekend on August 23-25 was a weekend of sun, fun, and great entertainment. The weekend was crammed with family-friendly activities and concerts, and even our four-legged friends seemed to have a jolly good time!

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Arrange an Eco-friendly Wedding: The Best Green Wedding Tips

September 5, 2013

No, we are not necessarily indicating that emerald green should be the color theme for your wedding. The average wedding produces 400 lbs of garbage and a whopping 63 tons of CO2! Located in the awe-inspiring Black Hills of South Dakota, Palmer Gulch Resort is a place where you and your loved ones can enjoy nature to its full extent. In order for future generations to be able to breathe fresh mountain air and swim in clean, healthy lakes, it is important that all of us do our share in making our carbon footprints as tiny as possible. The benefits of an eco-friendly wedding are many. Not only does an eco-friendly wedding help reduce impact on the environment, but it also reduces the impact on your wallet. Buying vintage items and opting for locally made products will drastically reduce the cost of a wedding.

 

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Fun in the Sun: Camping and Your Health

July 10, 2013

The Black Hills abound with recreation opportunity in a way that few places come close to matching. The region has all the amenities of urban America, without the crowded populations, noise, and pollution. In short, camping in the Black Hills is an unmatched experience. Journeying from Hot Springs, to Rapid City, to Mt. Rushmore, to Sturgis & beyond affords a true vacation experience; and with Palmer Gulch, there’s no better way to experience a South Dakota vacation.

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Snake Safety: What to Do in a Rattlesnake Encounter

May 15, 2013

As soon as the warmer weather hits, we’re chomping at the bit to get out there and enjoy all of the sunshine and adventure that summertime in the Black Hills can bring. However, just as roses have thorns, so do the Black Hills carry their own personal brand of danger: the dreaded rattlesnake encounter.

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The George S. Mickelson Trail

April 18, 2013

Once upon a time, it sent daily train traffic—strings of cars from engine to caboose—sailing smoothly down the Burlington Northern line from Deadwood to Edgemont. Today, cyclists, hikers, and cross-country skiers in the Black Hills, both locals and tourists, can witness the spectacular scenery those late conductors must have relished as they flew up and down the ties, careening through the mountain terrain of thick forest pine.

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Mountain Biking in the Black Hills

March 21, 2013

Perhaps one of the most compelling features of western South Dakota is the territory’s ability to carve new attractions straight out of the rock…and we’re not talking about Mount Rushmore here!

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A Guide to Fun and Safe Black Hills Geocaching

February 18, 2013

Recently, the outdoor recreational activity of “geocaching” has risen in popularity amongst the outdoorsy types—nature lovers of all kinds—as a contemporary take on treasure hunting. What is geocaching? In simplest of terms, it’s the sport of searching the countryside for “caches.”

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Romantic Weekend Getaways for Wine Lovers

January 29, 2013

You don’t have to travel to Napa Valley in Northern California or the Italian countryside of Tuscany to experience the flavors, bodies, and aromas of on-location red and white wines.  Luckily, western South Dakota is home to several unique wineries, all located in close proximity in the heart of the Black Hills. If a romantic weekend getaway full of locally-grown grapes is just what your pallet calls for this Valentine’s Day, a trip to the Central Hills might be in order.

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Cross the Country with an RV Road Trip!

January 23, 2013

Whether it’s penned in a journal, fastened to the fridge with a magnet, or logged safely away in your memory bank, chances are good that you’ve devised for yourself a list of things you’d like to see and do while here on earth.  Do you want to travel abroad and experience unfamiliar cultures? Or maybe you’d like witness the broad and diverse countryside of your own home nation, here in the United States… for there’s no country as culturally colorful and diverse as this one!

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