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Hill City, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore KOA

Hill City, South Dakota



Hill City, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 574-2525

Sites: 500
Recent Rate: $80 8/2016

Latitude: 43.900304398304
Longitude: -103.53693723679

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services yes
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

124 Reviews

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

The Mount Rushmore KOA is huge, and it has a ton of features. But, it's also VERY expensive and far from perfect. Thunderstorms cause big puddles and lots of mud in the roads and in the RV sites. There is no cell service of any type. The limited WiFi service is just around certain buildings and didn't work at all for me. "Oh, it never works for iPhones," was the explanation I got from a staff member. But other campers with Google phones had the same complaint as me. If your WiFi service doesn't work for the popular brands: then perhaps you shouldn't advertise as having Wifi.

Also, they close the pools during thunderstorms: a reasonable precaution. However, I was told they open the pools back up 30 min after the last lightening strike. After 60 minutes, we gave up. Finally, people were smoking in the kid play areas. There is no sign prohibiting that, so I didn't feel I could say anything, but I certainly don't like it.

Also, many RVs were crammed into sites too small for both the trailer and tow vehicle. I had to park at an angle and partly on the grass. Many people had their trucks partially in the roadway. Considering that I paid $80/night (including a $10 "resort fee"), I was sorely disappointed. I wouldn't stay here again. Frankly, any hotel or campground that charges a resort fee cannot be trusted. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30 Amp sec B
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go early to Mt Rushmore. The crowds are greatly reduced if you arrive by 8am.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the largest, nicest KOA we have ever stayed in. Over 600 sites but each site was spacious. Tons of amenities for all ages. This was like an amusement park for our kids...they were dead exhausted each night. Very helpful staff that did not nitpick you on everything. We only stayed here 2 nights on our way to Yellowstone but now want to come back and make it a destination. Only negatives I would give it is the lack of Internet/TV/cell service and the water retention in our spot after it rained. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Jefferson
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

This was by far the best KOA we have ever stayed at! There is so much to do for families and it's close to all the attractions. The restrooms are outstanding, as are the shower rooms, which were very private with a locked door to each shower stall.

The staff was also very friendly and very informative. They could not help you enough. We decided to leave early and we were not charged for the day we had reserved and did not use. I highly recommend this KOA to anyone, especially families. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
152
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must see Crazy Horse monument

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $73.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has so much going on it's rather overwhelming! The amenities and location are fabulous, and our family loved the giant games and pools. However, on our month-long road trip this KOA wins the dubious award of having the dirtiest bathrooms we saw. The actual buildings are very nice, obviously recently built or remodeled but there is very high usage and the bathrooms and showers were trashed. Having the bathrooms cleaned a few times a day rather than once would solve this problem. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

The amenities at this KOA are awesome. This is one of those campgrounds that you can go to and never leave because of all the things they have to offer, good restaurant, coffee shop, wine shop, bar, pizza and ice cream parlor, horse back riding, UTV rentals on site, etc. I could go on and on. The staff has this park running like a top, one staff member was a little grouchy but one person could not sway my opinion. The sites are a little tight, they definitely pack them in. The proximity to all the attractions in the black hills is perfect, and the views are breath taking. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone going to the black hills. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mt. Rushmore, Crazy horse, hill city, keystone, Custer park, etc.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Although we're not fans of KOAs, coming in late in the season meant that some parks were closed and others had shut off their water, so this was really our only choice. Boy, did we regret it! The front office help was unfriendly, almost surly. This is promoted as a luxury park with many activities and amenities, but they really need to pay more attention to their RV sites. The roads and pads in the park are paved with decomposed granite, which when it rains becomes mud. What a mess! Plus there is virtually NO cell signal and their wifi was sketchy at best, not working most of the time. We were so miserable there that we left after one night, even though we had paid for two. I think that tells the whole story. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
137
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $93.00
Overall Rating:      

A great park with so many amenities that we delayed our visit to Mount Rushmore in order to swim longer in one of the two pools, play on the basketball court and take in a quick round of mini golf. The only reason we didn't give it a 10 is because the WiFi never worked the entire time we were there, even in the recommended hot spot areas, and because the rate was so high. We realized that it was probably high because it was Sturgis week and sites were at a premium. Our site had a picnic table and gravel but if you reserve one of the premium sites, they look wonderful, with really nice outdoor metal furniture and concrete patios. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Mount Rushmore is very close but there is so much to do at this campground you may not leave. A great place for families and groups with kids because there is so much for them to do.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $89.00
Overall Rating:      

Basically no wifi except up front (which works only sometimes) and no cell coverage. Have stayed before. Seems more run down than before. Example, a couple 100 dollars would turn the mini golf into a great one, instead it's basically broken. Charge for everything..pets, and a resort fee. Ok if you have kids, I guess, but what if you don't?? Close to Mt. Rushmore and the kids did have fun. Just not as nice as it was 6 years ago. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
150
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Pro's: Park has almost everything. Laundry, store, western stores, wine tasting, ice cream shop, etc. Small fishing lake on site. Bus trip to Mt Rushmore for the night lighting ceremony, outstanding. Cowboy BBQ, ride a wagon train to the site. Great show, great food, great service. This park is top notch.

Con's: No Wifi No Cell service..... maybe those are not cons. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
167
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

GO stay here if you get a chance. Visit Mt. Rushmore, Hill City, Rapid City drive Custer State park and needles highway south of Mt. Rushmore. Visit Crazy Horse site. Lots of stuff to do. Stay for a least a week. Fun times.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $91.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground with a large amount of amenities, ie... Horseback riding, restaurants and coffee shops. Extremely clean facilities. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cabin 156
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

My. Rushmore is 6 miles away, what more could you possibly need!

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is hard to rate. They do some things very well, and fail in other areas. We knew this place had a reputation to be a zoo going in, but with 6 kids in our group we decided to go ahead and make reservations for a week. Reservations were made several months in advance for two sites. The reservations were made under one name and I was assured by the reservationist that the sites would be adjacent to each other. The first hint at what was to come was at check in. We were told we were not adjacent to each other. We were then told it was because we didn't pay a "site lock" fee. No amount of reasoning with the young and inexperienced check in person got anywhere and we were told a manager was not available. We were then led to our sites. One site was fine, but the other was completely saturated in mud. Apparently a wet summer had produced drainage issues but it appeared no efforts had been made to make the site habitable. We immediately demanded to talk to a manager who eventually did respond. A reasonable compromise was worked out, but the site should never have been rented and there is still no excuse for being told we would have adjacent sites and then it not being granted this because we never paid a hidden fee that was never revealed to us. This is a massive and busy campground. There are numerous activities for kids and ours were never bored. The facilities generally were clean and there was staff everywhere. However, it seems that recent capital improvements have been spent more on rental park models and patio sites. The basic campground itself needs some work. Most sites have not seen new gravel or any kind of basic landscaping in years. Our electrical post had the socket broken out but I was able to make it work. It appears this has been broken for a long time. I mentioned it to a passing worker but it didn't seem as if it would be acted upon. The wifi was unusable. Overall, the kids loved it but we would stay elsewhere next time. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $79.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a resort version of the KOA's; very large layout and activities. We were only passing through to get in Mount Rushmore and the town for a day as we were working our way home. The site was a pull-thru; however, it was not long enough for the tow vehicle and the travel trailer to be end-to-end as with most sites of this type. Instead, most campers were parking their tow vehicles in the grass of their campsite; the staff never complained.

This was a bit pricey; but, there were many features that we did not take advantage of that would have helped justify the cost. The campground, bathrooms and showers were clean and well-maintained. We would likely stay here again; it is a very short drive to Mount Rushmore and for shopping in town. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
210
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The lighting ceremony is nice; they turn the lights off of Mount Rushmore promptly at 11:00 PM.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gigantic KOA with all the activities and amenities you could want (or want to avoid...). We stayed in site 184 which would have been great if there weren't a car trailer parked on the lawn of our site. It was just before July 4th so all sites were filled, but the park staff did a good job of having plenty of activities for kids and kept the trash picked up well. Roads are gravel but expect mud if it rains, we had a pretty big storm come through and destroy some awnings. Park has a big pool, separate water slide, on site everything and lots of staff. Close to Mt Rushmore and you can take a shuttle for nightly lighting ceremony. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
184
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Gassing a large rig in Hill City proved to be difficult. I recommend gassing on the highway.

The Alpine Inn in Hill City had a ~$13 filet dinner that was outstanding. Dinner seating starts at 5PM, it filled up immediately. Cash only.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is way too expensive! Stayed at a premium site but cannot see why they call it that. Concrete patio was missing pieces. no trees, water was so rusty we went through filters every two days and it was not clear ever. Most things were added costs. The $80 per night includes a $10/night resort fee - no choice in paying this. There is a "free" pancake breakfast but it does not include anything but pancakes. Maintenance staff is not friendly. Just not worth the cost. We will not return. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $94.00
Overall Rating:      

Surrounding view is lovely and lots of amenities available. RV sites are close with no trees and there are hundreds of campsites with rvs, tents, cabins and a hotel so there are people everywhere and it feels very crowded. The activities are geared for young kids. There is no cell service or wifi and the hot spots didn't work. Add that to water coming out of the faucet light brown, the pool dirty and filled with toddlers and my teenagers were not very happy. The campground is expensive if you aren't using the amenities. We left a day early. The staff was friendly and efficient. We camped at Mount Rushmore KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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