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Palmer Gulch Lodge

Hill City, SD

Palmer Gulch Lodge is the area's most complete resort facility and is located 5 miles west of Mt Rushmore on Highway 244. The Lodge at Palmer Gulch has 62 lodge rooms, 35 mountain cabins, and Mt Rushmore/Hill City KOA-RV hookup sites, tent sites, and camping cabins.

Take advantage of "Ride the Peak" horseback rides up Harney Peak, Willow Creek, Mushroom Rock horseback rides, heated pools, spas, water slide, sauna, mini golf or bike rentals. Our newer property attractions include the Splash Park, Water Cannons, Ground Geysers, Cylinder Sprays and the KOA Jumping Pillow. Food services and gift shops with South Dakota made products. In the evening relax around the campfire and enjoy the beautiful views of Harney Peak and Elkhorn. Resort activity program include live bands, cowboy poets, gold panning, horse drawn hay rides, movies, and a night time lighting ceremony to Mt Rushmore for $6.00 per person. Some of the other activities include giant chess and checkers games, horseshoes, volleyball and basketball courts, two playgrounds, softball and soccer fields, fishing pond, hiking and biking trails and worship services. Please check with front desk to schedule date and time of tour. Palmer Gulch Resort also offers full service convenience stores.

Continental Breakfast includes cereal, toast, juice, coffee/tea and milk.

Pet Policy: Pet Friendly rooms and cabins. No pets allowed in the Executive Lodges. Pet Fee: Nonrefundable $20 per pet, per night. Lodge rooms and rustic cabins only. No unattended pets allowed in rooms. Must be kept on a leash when outside and clean up after. Aggressive breeds are not allowed.

Palmer Gulch is near Mt Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Monument, Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road, and Custer State Park.

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12620 Highway 244
PO Box 295
Hill City, SD 57745






Phone: 605-574-2525

Fax: 605-574-2574

Toll Free: 800-562-8503


Campground/RV, Hotel/Motel, Lodge/Cabin

Architectural Style


Attraction Category

Car rental location Landmark Mountain Resort Store
Conference center Monument Recreation center Restaurant Water park

Business Services

Audio visual equipment Data port Internet access Newspaper Wireless internet connection
Copier Fax machine Meeting/board rooms Pens

Meals Offered

Breakfast Dinner Lunch Snack

Pet Policies

Large domestic animals Midsize domestic animals

Property Amenities

Air conditioning Hot Tub Motorcycle Rags Outdoor pool Stables
Complimentary continental breakfast Live entertainment Motorcycle Wash Restaurant Trailer Parking
Group Friendly Motorcycle Friendly On-Site parking

Property Class Type

Cabin or bungalow Hotel Lodge Resort

Property Info

AAA Diamond Rating: 3 Nonsmoking rooms: 62 Rooms with internet access: 62 Year built: 1995

Recreation Services

Basketball court Children's program, onsite Horseback riding Outdoor pool Rock climbing
Bike trail Golf location (onsite/nearby) Hot tub Playground Volleyball
Camping Hiking trail Jacuzzi Putt putt golf