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Top 10 Things To Do During a Summer Vacation in the Black Hills

March 16, 2011


Located in western South Dakota, the Black Hills offers family vacationers the beauty and excitement of the great outdoors - Ponderosa pine covered hills, clear blue skies, and sparkling streams - as well as the chance to explore phenomenal manmade national monuments.

Surrounded by all the beauty and excitement western South Dakota has to offer, Josh Daiss of the Palmer Gulch KOA is often asked for his list of the top things to do and see on a Black Hills summer vacation. His top 10 list includes:

Last Modified: 08-16-2012-11:23:22

Family Reunion Planning Made Simple

March 16, 2011

Black Hills family-friendly resort offers tips to ease stress of reunion planning

By Robert Sharp & Associates

There is probably no better way to reconnect with seldom-seen relatives than a family reunion. It’s an opportunity to celebrate your heritage, catch up with long lost family members and meet new ones, and a chance to create memories.

Holding a reunion can be very rewarding but it will require significant planning and collaboration. There are key things to consider including size of the reunion, when and where it should be held and the budget.

Josh Daiss, General Manager of Palmer Gulch, a popular reunion site in the Black Hills, suggests these 10 steps to get you started.

  1. Decide on the size of the reunion. This is usually determined by what side of the family you invite.
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The Lodge at Palmer Gulch and Mount Rushmore/Hill City/ KOA

March 16, 2011

Rates: Start at $80 for a one-room cabin; $114-$142 for a lodge room; $448 for an executive cabin without hot tub; $60 for a pull- through RV site; $40 for a tent site. Parking is free. Pets allowed; $20 fee for whole visit.

Stay here if you: are looking for a central Black Hills location, have kids, are part of a big group, have an RV or a tent or are looking for a comfy lodge room or secluded cabin not too far from a main thoroughfare.


Last Modified: 08-16-2012-09:30:38

The original Black Hills getaway

March 16, 2011

By Shawn Werner

The Black Hills have enchanted people for thousands of years. A veritable oasis springing up from the vast expanse of the high plains, it's no wonder that many American Indians revere them as sacred. The rolling sea of ponderosa pine is speckled with trout-filled picturesque brooks, slumbering granite spires, and the occasional birch clearing. The region is inhabited by a wide variety of animals. Once home to grizzly bears, the Black Hills support established populations of mountain lions, deer, eagles, badgers, beavers and bison.

Last Modified: 08-16-2012-09:38:07

Woodall's Announces 2011 Top-Rated RV Parks and Campgrounds

March 16, 2011

VENTURA, CALIF. (Jan. 4, 2011) – Woodall Publications Corporation, producer of the most comprehensive and reliable campground directories available, announces the top rated privately owned RV parks and campgrounds in North America through its 5W/5W rating system. Of the 8,000 privately-owned parks listed in its 2011 North American Campground Directory, 333 parks earned the highest and most coveted designation in the Woodall’s rating system.

Last Modified: 08-16-2012-09:42:31