Whether you are staying in the Lodge, one of our cabins, or on the KOA campground, you will have complete access to a variety of activities. From mini-golf and swimming during the day to live music entertainment at night, as well as shuttle services to nearby Mt. Rushmore for their lighting ceremony. Your choice of entertainment and fun is entirely up to you!
Our Resort Fee Program
As part of your stay, a $10 nightly fee allows everyone registered in your party to enjoy the following activities:
KOA Splash Pad
With water cannons, ground geysers, and cylinder sprays, young and old will enjoy their time cooling off from the summer heat.
KOA Jumping Pillow
Kids with the urge to jump on the bed will love this huge, inflatable, pillow-shaped jumping structure. The jumping pillow is one of the newest and hottest recreational amenities around. They are safe and fun for kids and adults alike.
Hill City Slickers
These local entertainers play a variety of cowboy, bluegrass, folk songs, oldies, and fun originals. Guest participation is always a must - singing along and howling at the moon are just a few of the things the Hill City Slickers incorporate into their performance. Website
Nine holes of putting fun can be found at the Kowboy Kountry Klub, a course built around an Old West theme.
Our waterslide provides fun for the entire family and the best way to stay cool and refreshed. It's perfect after a Harney Peak hike or a bike ride on the Mickelson Trail.
Check with the resort concierge for titles and show times for the evening movies.
You will recognize the Summer Shiners at Palmer Gulch by their tie-dyed shirts and the smiles on their faces. These Christian college students come from all over the nation to Palmer Gulch for the summer to live, work, play and share the love of Christ!
SummerShiners are here supervising and renting bikes, manning the jumping pillow, mini-golf, waterside and more. When they are off-the-clock, they are providing various family-friendly activities including campfire activities, skits, casual worship services and lost of other fun stuff.
NEW for 2013 Climbing Wall!
We are taking the fun to new heights...literally...with our NEW CLIMIBING WALL. Soar 26 feet in the sky over 300 square feet of climbing area and four distinct climbing routes, you won't want to miss the adventure so watch for it on the Palmer Gulch activity schedule.
NEW for 2013 Foam Family Fun!
Wet and wild describes the fun you'll have in the NEW FOAM POOL as you dip and slip during our stay! We will be scheduling this pool activity throughout the summer so check the Palmer Gulch activity schedule for days and times.