Beginning Oct. 2nd the bridge in front of the campground will be closed. THE CAMPGROUND WILL STILL BE ACCESSIBLE VIA HIGHWAY 16 TO HIGHWAY 244. The bridge is being redone this winter and the road will remain closed until the beginning of May 2024. Please call if you have any questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist. SD DOT Website
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Polka Fun For All!

Join us in 2024 to practice up your polka moves! The annual Black Hills Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch will be back for another two-day festival of fun, food, live music and dancing.

At Palmer Gulch, we take fun seriously. That’s why we’re proud to host Polkapalooza every year. It’s a great event that brings smiles to hundreds of folks every summer.

Polkapalooza 2024

September 13-14, 2024

  • Great German food
  • Refreshing beverages
  • Toe-tapping music
  • Great dancing on display

Only $5 admission per person, per night

It’s Polka Time!

Hosted by the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch, Polkapalooza is a summertime favorite for travelers and locals alike. At only $5 per person per night for admission, Polkapalooza is a bargain. On Friday night, sample some authentic German food and drink before you show off your dancing moves. It’s so much fun, you’ll want to come back on Saturday night.