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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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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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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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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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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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Camping Recipes for your Black Hills Camping Adventure

March 17, 2014

It’s hard to believe that warmer temperatures are on the way after a cold winter. Spring will be here before we know it though. It’s time to get out the camping gear and enjoy a relaxing camping adventure in the beautiful Black Hills.

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Family Reunions | Palmer Gulch

February 18, 2014

Are you looking for a place to have a family reunion? Look no further than Palmer Gulch in the Black Hills. At Palmer Gulch we provide a variety of activities that are fun for everyone along with a variety of food options.  You’re sure to find everything you are looking for to enjoy your next family reunion at Palmer Gulch.

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Camping in the Spring | Palmer Gulch

February 6, 2014

You have probably been cooped up inside this winter and looking forward to enjoying the outdoors. Camping is a great spring adventure to enjoy. Spring is a time to gather with friends and family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

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Winter Driving Tips

January 27, 2014

Wintertime in South Dakota sure is beautiful, especially with a fresh layer of snow covering the ground. But, winter can also be dangerous if you are not prepared before getting on the road. It is important to prepare your vehicle with the proper supplies and to practice safe winter driving. It is also very important that you know what to do in case you are stranded or in an accident. Our Black Hills campground gives you some great winter driving tips to keep you safer on the roads:

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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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