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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Wild West Rodeo Fun!

Palmer Gulch will be alive with five action-packed rodeos this season. Give the rodeo cowboys and cowgirls your vocal support, then kick up your heels in your boots (or sandals or tennis shoes) and have a great time!

The Mount Rushmore Rodeo promises lots of Old West excitement. Arrive early to take part in planned activities for rodeo fans and get ready for the hoots and hollers of Wild West rodeo action.

Rodeo 2024

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Thursday, August 1, 2024
Saturday, August 17, 2024
Saturday, August 24, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM

Free to resort and KOA guests $10 day-use fee for non-guests, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and under free

Buckle Up For Wild Action

Produced by LKC Rodeo Productions, the Mount Rushmore Rodeo events include bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, barrel racing and mutton bustin’ fun for the kids. LKC Rodeo Productions, of Huntley, Montana, is a family-owned and operated company. It has produced rodeos in communities across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain region since 2009.

“This is the perfect event for families, first-timers to a rodeo, and the general public. Get to the Gulch for some Wild West Rodeo Action!”

-Dylan Cutler, General Manager at Mount Rushmore KOA