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1-800-562-8503 | 12620 Highway 244 | P.O. Box 295 | Hill City, SD 57745

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Welcome

MOUNT RUSHMORE RESORT

An experience like no other

Welcome to our beautiful Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch, a special place nestled among the pines of the Black Hills where you’ll have an experience like no other.

We’re especially excited to show you all that our KOA has to offer. KOA has awarded our wonderful campground “resort” status because of all the

amenities and activities we offer. We will do all we can to make the 2017 camping season one full of great memories to last a lifetime.

We like to say, “Palmer Gulch is the place where you can do as much or as little as you please.” Fill your days with fun activities—from horseback riding to splashing down our water slide. Or you can just sit back, relax and soak up the stunning beauty of the Black Hills.

MEET OUR TEAM Mike Atkinson, our General Manager, would like to personally welcome you to one of the largest KOA campgrounds in the country. Mike is from Billings, Montana, where he worked for nine years at KOA Headquarters.

Left to right: Dean, Staci, Ben, Christina, Mike & Billie.

They shine for you Watch for the SummerShiners while you are at the resort. They are Christian college students who come to the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch from all over the United States to live, work and play. They are paid staffers who work various positions throughout the resort. They stay busy on their own time performing skits and leading family-friendly activities or casual worship services.

Mike has assembled a great team to help 2017 run like clockwork. Ben Larsen is our Guest Services Manager. He and his family have called the Black Hills home for nine years. Christina Dijohn is in charge of group sales and coordination. Billie Getman, Manager of Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch, returns for her 20th year in 2017. Another returning veteran is Retail Manager Staci Anderson. Staci handles all the buying, set up and operations of our GREAT retail outlets at the resort. Last but not least, Dean Karschnik. Dean is the Facilities Manager for our beautiful resort.

MEET OUR GROUP COORDINATOR Find Christina for information and to help plan your family gathering, group event or company retreat. She’s eager to work with you to make your special occasion truly memorable.

your stay at:

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In 1925, a mining engineer had a vision for developing a country club in the Black Hills. He and other investors purchased land along Palmer Creek, at the base of Harney Peak, just five miles west of Mount Rushmore.

Palmer Gulch

The Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch has a rich history.

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LONG HISTORY OF SERVING GUESTS

Over the years, through several ownership changes, cabins were built and golf, horseback riding, picnicking and touring the Black Hills became popular activities. In 1962, new owners returned the golf course to its natural state of valleys and meadows and focused on travelers looking for a dude ranching experience. Our current owners took over in 1972 with the vision to further develop The Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch into a destination full of great camping sites, camping cabins and other quality lodging options. It became affiliated with KOA in 1976.

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Great Food Choices at MOUNT RUSHMORE RESORT You won’t go hungry at Palmer Gulch! There are several places to enjoy a full meal or grab a tasty snack when you are on the go.

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Ponderosa Restaurant

Pappa’s Pancake Tent

The Ponderosa Restaurant is just a few steps from The Lodge and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Ponderosa features dining in a rustic log building with a slate fireplace. Dine in our 1920s Lodge Room, or view Black Elk Peak from our Sun Room.

The cook’s tent serves all-you-can-eat pancakes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Juice, milk, coffee, bacon, pork sausage, cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls and muffins are available for an additional fee.

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Chuck Wagon Dinner

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Enjoy an authentic horse-drawn, covered-wagon ride or choose a trail ride into the Black Hills National Forest to a traditional chuck wagon camp in a remote meadow under a big South Dakota sky. You’ll be treated to delicious Dakota-grown beef steaks grilled over an aspen-wood campfire and side dishes prepared in a Dutch oven. And you’ll be serenaded with live cowboy music while you take in the scenery and chuck wagon fare.

Why not start your day with a latte, espresso or specialty coffee brewed fresh from locally roasted coffee beans? In the evening, join us for wine tastings of local and specialty wines. For an indulgent treat, try our wine-by-the-glass with warm candied nuts or designer fudge made daily.

Mountain Canyon Pub Adjacent to the Ponderosa Restaurant, the Mountain Canyon Pub offers a variety of domestic and import beers along with an excellent selection of wines. Our own specialty drinks or your favorite cocktails are available in our cozy pub, the Ponderosa Restaurant or on the outdoor deck.

Turtle Town You’ll find more than ice cream and other tasty treats at this poolside restaurant. Turtle Town’s fast-food menu includes gourmet pizzas, homemade desserts, and the best fried chicken and buffalo wings in the Black Hills.

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Shopping Resort

 OUR GREAT F SHOPPING EXPERIENCES General Store This is your first-stop shop in the campground registration building. The General Store is full of groceries, RV/ camping supplies, jewelry, clothing and souvenirs. You can find a western necklace or purse in the cowgirl section, or get a Palmer Gulch or Mount Rushmore sweatshirt to wear on a cool summer night.

Outpost Store The Outpost Store is in the Fun Zone, near the splash pad, jumping pillow and pool. It has a great selection of outdoor games, pool toys, gliders and cowboy accessories. Hungry for a snack? We serve up ice cream, nachos, slushies, popcorn and other goodies. We also have bread and milk and other staples, as well as campfire supplies.

Grapes & Grinds You’ll want to stop for a special cup of South Dakota roasted coffee or a fine glass of wine at Grapes & Grinds. You can also search the store for wine gadgets, eco-friendly coffee mugs and other specialty items. We stock regional wines like the Palmer Gulch Reserve Merlot or a selection of Prairie Berry wines. We also offer an assortment of Dakota Made products. Check our schedule, because throughout the summer we’ll have LIVE music on the patio.

Outpost Bike Shop Palmer Gulch is a great place to ride a bike, so you’ll want to take advantage of our bike rentals to explore the property, with many models available to choose from — from fat bikes to banana bikes. We also rent and sell Strider bikes for the littlest riders, who can use a pedal-less bike to learn how to ride. For your safety, we also sell helmets, lights and other bike accessories. Note: Rental bikes can’t leave Palmer Gulch property.

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We have everything you need for a wonderful stay. Pools, a climbing wall, horses, bikes, UTVs, great food and so much more! Enjoy your stay! Please note, some activities have an extra cost ($). Activities run Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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 wimming pools & hot tubs S Waterslide Splash pad Evening shuttle to Mount Rushmore ($) Movies Evening entertainment Horseback riding & trail rides ($) Sand volleyball Mini golf Fishing pond (fishing license required) Playgrounds Chuck wagon dinner show ($) Wine tastings Basketball GaGa Ball Planned family activities Tie-dye T-shirts ($) Hiking trails Giant chess & checkers Ladderball & cornhole game Wagon & vintage fire truck rides Car, motorcycle rentals ($) UTV & golf cart rentals ($) Bike rentals ($) Giant inflatables Kamp K-9 dog park Gold panning ($) Climbing wall Rocket launches ($) Local musicians Sunday morning worship

($) Fee required. *Activities run Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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WELCOME TO LITTLE BUDDY’S FUN ZONE

THE LEGEND OF LITTLE BUDDY The youngest of the five men who staked a mining claim to sift the sands of Palmer Creek for precious flakes of gold 150 years ago was a massive man with a barrel chest, long muscular arms, a hairy face and a twinkle in his eye. No one knew his real name. They just called him Little Buddy. Buddy never seemed to get tired. And he loved to entertain others on the long nights with stories, songs and homespun poetry. When the first sightseers came to the area, Little Buddy knew he had found his true calling. He could show folks the best sites to see. He served up coffee and cowboy humor. Anywhere a guest had a need, there was Little Buddy. He told his new friends from around the country, “I love this place and I ain’t never leavin’ it.” 8

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lives on! No one knows for sure if he ever did leave.

Sometimes campers will swear they can see the twinkle of an eye just beyond the campfire’s light, and maybe hear a rough voice chuckling after a funny yarn. Perhaps you’ll hear that same voice when the wind rustles through the pines, calling out “Get to the Gulch.” You can tip your hat to the carving of Little Buddy outside our main office, and know that his spirit surrounds all who visit this place he loves.


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These resort activities will keep you moving all day long! Get Wet and Wild

With our two pools, two heated spas and a splash pad, there’s no excuse for you not to get drenched and refreshed. The splash pad features water cannons, ground geysers and cylinder sprays. You can purchase pool toys and games at the Outpost Store!

Try the Climbing Wall This 26-foot climbing tower is full of challenging handholds and four distinct routes. This is the place for climbers looking for a big-time adventure. Tennis shoes and dry clothing are required. Climbers under 18 must have adult consent and be at least 42 inches tall.

Jumping Pillow See how high can you go! This campground favorite will keep you jumping throughout your stay.

Mini Golf, Big Fun Fore! Test your putting skills at the Kowboy Kountry Club, our nine-hole miniature golf course that has an Old West feel. Make it a friendly family competition for longest putt and lowest score!

Giant Inflatables Our giant inflatables will have the whole family bouncing, jumping and sliding until the giggles overtake them.

On the Ball

The whole family will get a thrill from our slick waterslide. It’s the perfect way to cool off on a hot day!

Shoot a game of basketball and find out who is king of the outdoor court. Or show off your volleyball skills on our sandy court. Try something new with GaGa Ball!

Pan for Riches

Checkmate!

Waterslide Wows

Meet our Recreation Staff at the Palmer Gulch Mining Co. near the waterslide and try your luck panning for gold. With our panning kits available at the Mining Co. Store or the Outpost Store, there’s a good chance you’ll strike it rich! ($)

Put your best chess and checkers strategies to work on our giant chessboard. ($) Fee required. Activities run Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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SKIT SHOW

GLOW STICK DANCE PARTY

Get to know the SummerShiners, the Christian college students who work at Palmer Gulch over the summer. They put on a wonderful show. You might even get a chance to participate in some of their hilarious events.

Kids and adults can get groovy at our weekly Saturday night dance party complete with glow stick accessories. The party get started in the Activities Pavilion each week. Glow sticks available for purchase for $1 each. ($)

BIKING TRAILS

RIDE ALONG WITH US

The Black Hills are loaded with great cycling opportunities for all bikers. The Mickelson Trail is a hundred-mile-long rails-to-trails route just three miles from the campground. The Outpost Bike Shop is located at the Fun Zone and rents Fun Cycles, Striders and Fat Bikes. Our bikes are not allowed off-property. ($)

Hitch a ride with Ole Alice as she hauls a load of straw through the campground. Have a fun, relaxing hayride with family and new friends. And we’re always looking for eager volunteers to help us patrol the campground in our very own fire truck. Come along for a great ride!

HIKING & WALKING Tap your sense of outdoor adventure. Trails to Harney Peak begin at the KOA. There are several shorter loops in the national forest adjacent to the camp. There is a wheelchair-accessible trail along the creek in the campground.

build a rocket The SummerShiners will help you create and launch a rocket shooting high over Palmer Gulch. Then take the rocket home with you! ($) 10

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TIE-DYE ART Get some experienced help from the SummerShiners in creating a tie-dye T-shirt. It is the perfect activity for the entire family. Your colorful design will bring back fond memories long after your visit has ended. ($)

HILL CITY SLICKERS This talented three-man band has been entertaining our audiences in song for years. Their family-friendly stage show is a toe-tapping, knee-slapping experience.


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FIELD GAMES

NIGHTLY MOVIES

Frisbees, kickball, and three-man slingshots are just a few of the fun field games that the SummerShiners organize to keep the fun times coming.

Check with our activities schedule for titles and show times for the evening movies.

CHAPEL TIME

There’s nothing better than gathering around a roaring campfire after a great day of fun and adventure. This is the place to be to enjoy the company of family and make new friends.

We offer a Sunday morning service for those who can’t make it to an area church. Full of songs of praise and uplifting messages, this service with the SummerShiners is a great way to start your week.

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($) Fee required. *Activities run Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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Rentals

Adventure

The Stables at Palmer Gulch

! e r o l p Ex Car AND MOTORCYCLE Rentals

For over 50 years, The Stables at Palmer Gulch has provided fun trail rides in the Black Hills National Forest for riders of all skill levels. Different trails through the Black Elk Wilderness Area and the Norbeck Wildlife Refuge offer big panoramic views, towering granite cliffs, high country meadows and stands of ponderosa pines and paper birch. Reserve your ride starting the Friday before Memorial Day by calling (605) 574-3412. ($)

UTV Rentals Go exploring on the beautiful trails of the Black Hills with a UTV rental. There are miles of great Forest Service trails right out our back door for your entire family to enjoy. Inquire about rentals, safety gear and maps at the concierge desk. ($)

The Black Hills offers several beautiful drives with breathtaking scenery and lots of wildlife. We have a variety of passenger vehicles and motorcycles available to rent. Rental price includes admission to Mount Rushmore Custer State Park pass. Inquire at the concierge desk. ($)

Golf Cart Rentals With lots of space to roam and plenty of things to do, the easiest and quickest way to get around the resort is with one of our golf carts. Pick up the key at the KOA concierge desk when you rent a cart for the day. ($)

YOUR next KOA RV & Tent REGISTRATION Valid August 22 - October 2, 2017. Reservations required. Must present coupon at registration. Must present coupon in advance at time of registration. Only valid at Mount Rushmore KOA. Not valid with other offers or discounts, except KOA Value Card. CODE BB.

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Recreational Adventures Co., the largest franchisee of KOA Kampgrounds,

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RAC understands that our guests expect and deserve more than just time away from home. By promoting and protecting our collective history, cultural heritage and rich natural environment, RAC creates recreational adventures.

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Motorhomes 5th Wheels Travel Trailers

Sales Service Parts 1

605-348-1212 800-788-0341

Complete Line of Tires & Automotive Services 1508 East St. Patrick Street 1811 W Main Street 605-342-1938 605-348-3232 www.TMAstores.com 4B 4A

3831 N. Deadwood Ave. • Rapid City, SD 57702 (1/2 Mile North of I-90 on Deadwood Ave. If you don’t see the Buffalo you’re not at Dakota RV.)

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Claim Panning in a Creek on a Claim

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Experience the most Complete Underground Mining Tour in the Hills www.bigthundermine.com

605-666-4847 Near Mt. Rushmore, Keystone

Mine Tour with FREE Gold Sample Gold Panning beside Battle Creek with Guaranteed Gold 6

BLACK HILLS BOUTIQUE &

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UNIQUE CLOTHING, G I F T S , & A C C E S SO R I E S 2 5 6 M a i n S t, H i l l C i t y , S D (605) 574-2567 DOCALICE.COM

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Events Calendar of

Here are just a few of the events you might enjoy during your Black Hills visit. For more information on local events, please visit the concierge desk in the main building.

April April 26-30 Black Hills Film Festival / Hill City blackhillsfilmfestival.org

May May 14 1880 Train Mother’s Day Express / Hill City 1880train.com May 26 thru Crazy Horse Memorial-Legends in Light Oct 1 crazyhorsememorial.org May 26 thru Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony Sept 30 Check for times at www.nps.gov/moru

JUNE June 2-4 43rd Annual Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale / Rapid City bhquilters.org June 3 Crazy Horse Memorial Dedication Anniversary crazyhorsememorial.org June 10 Mount Rushmore Rodeo palmergulch.com June 16-18 Black Hills Fat Tire Festival / Rapid City bhfattirefestival.com June 16-18 Crazy Horse Gift from Mother Earth Art Show crazyhorsememorial.org June 25 Mount Rushmore Rodeo www.palmergulch.com June 26 Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial crazyhorsememorial.org

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JULY July 4 Crazy Horse Independence Day Blast crazyhorsememorial.org July 15-16 Hills Alive Concert / Rapid City hillsalive.com July 15 A Gathering of People, Wind & Water Native Art Market & Cultural Celebration / Rapid City nativeartsgathering.org July 21-23 Custer Gold Discovery Days visitcuster.com July 30 Mount Rushmore Rodeo palmergulch.com


Calendar of

2017

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Polkapalooza Sept. 8-9, 2017

SEPTEMBER Sept. 3 Mount Rushmore Rodeo www.palmergulch.com Sept. 6 Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial crazyhorsememorial.org Sept. 8-9 Polkapalooza at Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch palmergulch.com Sept. 9-10 Hill City Quilt Show and Sale hillcitysd.com Sept. 15-16 Deadwood Jam Music Festival deadwood.com

AUGUST Aug. 4-13 77th Anniversary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally sturgismotorcyclerally.com Aug. 10-13 Custer County Fair / Hermosa custercountyfair.com Aug. 16 Nature Day Camp: All About Buffalo / Custer State Park visitrapidcity.com Aug. 19 Mount Rushmore Rodeo www.palmergulch.com Aug. 24-27 Kool Deadwood Nites deadwood.org Aug. 25 National Park Service Birthday Free Admission to U.S. Parks visitrapidcity.com Aug. 25-26 Wine, Brew and BBQ / Hill City hillcitywinebrewandbbq.com

Sept. 29 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/custer/ events/buffalo-roundup Sept. 29-30 Oktoberfest / Deadwood deadwood.com

OCTOBER Oct. 1 Crazy Horse Autumn Volksmarch crazyhorsememorial.org Oct. 7 Bierborse Festival / Rapid City visitrapidcity.com Oct. 7-8 Run Crazy Horse Marathon / Hill City (Sponsored by Mount Rushmore Lodge) runcrazyhorse.com Oct. 9 Crazy Horse Memorial Native Americans’ Day crazyhorsememorial.org Oct. 12-14 Wild West Songwriters Festival deadwood.com

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Events Palmer Gulch

The best events in the Dakotas

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Make your reservations today! 800-562-8503.

www.reptilegardens.com

KOA CARE Camps For kids with cancer, the joys of childhood can sometimes seem out of reach. But at KOA Care Camps, these kids can enjoy a vacation while getting the specialized care they need. Learn more at ! The KOA Kampground Owners Association established the nonprofit Care Camps Trust in 1984.

alpine inn On Main Street in the historic Harney Peak Hotel Featuring special luncheon menu with a European flair. Reasonably Priced • Homemade • Pastries Fine Desserts • Hotel Lodging Evening Menu | Closed on Sundays

FILET MIGNON

6oz $11.95 or 9oz $13.95 served with baked potato, texas toast & salad 11 am to 2:30 pm luncheon www.alpineinnhillcity.com

9 Veranda Dining

Open: Monday - Saturday CLOSED SUNDAYS Serving the Children of Our Fallen Military Heroes

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133 Main St, Hill City South Dakota, 57745

605.574.2749

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DALE’S TIRE & RETREADING YOUR COMPLETE TIRE SERVICING CENTER! EDIT ME

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Mining & Stone Supply, Inc. Est. 1976 • Hands On Activity • Gem Panning • Gold Panning • Crack Open a Geode • Explore A Hand Dug Replica Mine Shaft • Take Home Gemstones, Minerals & Fossils

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www.dakotastone.net

605-574-2760

3 miles north of Hill City on Hwy 385

www.dalestire.com 3200 Cambell St. Rapid City 11A 605-348-1244 Open M-F 7a.m. - 5p.m.

EddiesTruckCenter.com

691 Deadwood Ave Rapid City 11B 605-343-4560 Open M-F 8a.m. - 5p.m.

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Family Style Restaurant

1002 E. Omaha St Rapid City

605-348-4900

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily with a Western Flair!

301 Main Street Hill City, SD 57745 16 605-574-2959

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Hill City’s Full Line Grocery Store 10 Fresh Meat ∙ Produce Deli ∙ Liquor Store Lowest Possible Prices! Best Possible Service!

Open 7 Days A Week www.KrullsMarket.com

∙Firewood ∙Propane ∙ATM ∙Local Products ∙Ample parking for RVs/trailers

531 E. Main Street ∙ Hill City, SD 57745 (605) 574 574--2717 © 2017 AGSPUB.COM • CROWLEY, TX • (877) 518-1989 • 4-17 KH • MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION • D2096 JSO 12010

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Reminders

A FEW REMINDERS FOR OUR VALUED GUESTS Here is some valuable information about your stay at Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch. • The speed limit is 10 mph throughout the resort. • Checkout time is 11 a.m. Check-in time for RV and tent sites is 1 p.m. Check-in time for cabins is 3 p.m. • Please keep all fires below waist height and do not leave them unattended. Please put all fires out before retiring for the evening and follow all fire restrictions if they are in effect. • It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to supervise children in pool and play areas. • Please have your trash out by the road in front of your site no later than 9 a.m. for garbage pickup on site. • Each RV site is designed for a maximum of one RV or trailer and one tent. Tent sites may have two tents, but they must stay within site boundaries. • The flying or use of Drones or any unmanned aircraft are prohibited at Palmer Gulch. Pursuant to FAA rules, part 107, August 2016.

Quiet hours are 10 p.m.-7 a.m. Please be respectful of others. For nighttime emergencies or Park Patrol, please call 605-574-3424.

KOA Pet Policy:

Maximum of 3 pets per site. Breeds known for aggressive or protective behavior (including Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, etc.) are not allowed. Please do not leave animals unattended and keep them on a 6-foot lead whenever the animal is outside the owner’s trailer, vehicle, cabin or motorhome. Please pick up after your animal, and only bring your pet inside designated “pet friendly” buildings. Check KOA.com for RESORT POLICIES

Book your stay today!

1-800-562-8503 palmergulch.com

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