Where To Stay

Palmer Gulch offers a wide variety of high-quality accommodations. Our camping grounds with rental cabins provide the perfect out-of-doors vacation, facilitating both tent camping and RV hookup, as well as the traditional KOA camping cabin experience. For turn-key rooms, try a reservation at the Lodge at Palmer Gulch; and for a comprehensive mountain vacation, book one of our mountain cabins. All lodging options make for an ideal Black Hills SD vacation location for groups both small and large.


Lodge at Palmer Gulch

Available in the Lodge at Palmer Gulch in the Black Hills SD are 62 deluxe rooms, including suites with fireplaces and kitchenettes. The greater Resort amenities are also available to guests of the Lodge.

Mountain Cabins

Our Black Hills SD mountain cabins range from rustic to luxury, offering an experience for every taste. The Executive Lodges are upscale luxury cabins with cathedral ceilings and fireplaces. Extremely popular with groups are the 30 mountain cabins scattered among the pine trees in varying sizes and features.

KOA Campgrounds

Camping Cabins, Tent Camping, and RV Sites

Looking for something a little more rustic? Also located at the resort is the Mount Rushmore KOA camping grounds with rental cabins that cater to both tent camping and RV pull-up. With nearly 500 campsites, accommodations vary from economical KOA camping cabins to primitive tent camping. RV deluxe sites are available with 50-amp electrical service, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.


No matter where you choose to stay at the Mount Rushmore KOA/Palmer Gulch Resort, you'll find the Black Hills SD vacation you've been dreaming of sitting at your fingertips. Camp at our tent camping and RV sites and get wild at the KOA Splash Pad. Settle in for the night in one of our mountain cabins, and then wake in the morning to take in the beautiful Black Hills SD scenery or visit the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Things To Do
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