The world is rapidly changing in response to COVID-19. We understand that while our country is dealing with and recovering from this crisis, camping and outdoor recreation with reasonable safeguards is important to our overall well-being. As an upcoming guest at the Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch, we want to be sure you understand what amenities you can expect to be available during your stay as well as our expectation that your camping party adheres to the safeguards we have put into place during this time for the safety of our guests and employees. The amenities being open or closed during your stay and our safeguards are based on the recommendations set by the CDC, state, and local governments and will be re-evaluated based on the most current information.

From September 7th until we close on October 1st, the following amenities are open: KOA store, mini golf, UTV rentals, golf cart rentals, car rentals, fishing pond, playgrounds, pool, camper kitchen, group meeting facilities, and basketball/volleyball. In addition you can enjoy the many beautiful national forest service trails connected to our park.

Amenities closed (most are normally closed after Labor Day): Gaga ball, Grapes & Grinds, Turtle Town, Prospector’s Pancake Tent, The Peak Grill and Tap Room, Mt. Rushmore shuttle, Outpost Store, Palmer Gulch Stables, Chuckwagon dinners, bike shop, gem mining,¬†waterslide, splash pad, bounce pillow, daily activities, live music, climbing wall.

While you are our guest at the campground, the following safeguards will be in place. Following these safe guards is mandatory if you choose to stay at the campground.

  • Adherence to social distancing throughout the campground
  • All group gatherings must obey social distancing standards as approved by the resort
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Wash your hands often. Cover coughs and sneezes.

We will do our part to provide social distancing at check-in and throughout your stay. We will clean and disinfect meticulously. With your efforts and ours, you should experience a safe, healthy, enjoyable time at Palmer Gulch.

It is of paramount importance that we keep you and our other guests and employees as safe as possible. If you choose not to adhere to these mandates, we reserve the right to ask you to leave the campground immediately.