Guess which KOA RV Campground is the 2nd largest in America & Canada? AND it’s situated in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota.

Have you guessed yet? It’s near Mount Rushmore National Monument! We’ve actually been traveling to this KOA at Palmer Gulch for several years now. It’s a favorite for everyone because you can stay in the lodge (think like a hotel), bunk up in a cabin, use a full hook up RV site or snag a tent site. This KOA resort has something for everyone! Definitely an RV life favorite.

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  1. Jerry Karlovich on August 4, 2022 at 3:47 am

    It looks like a RV Parking Lot. Yuck!!

  2. Grampaw Terry on August 4, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Wow ! what a nice place . Love that it has so much woods . Do they have primitive camping . Oh I guess they have BEARS lol

  3. Rving Mojo's - full time RV Cats on August 4, 2022 at 3:48 am

    The hub KOA in Billings is now adding a $8 recreation resort fee to their already pricey $70 with no sewer spaces. They need to ask the failing Las Vegas hotels how that’s working out for them, now. I have stayed in many and hate to see the greed, ruin a good thing.

  4. Alf Ram on August 4, 2022 at 3:51 am

    Hi..I am planning my first time RV trip with my family during Christmas time. We are in Houston so we are looking to see some snow and ski ⛷️… Any recommendations close to Colorado or any other location? I am thinking o a RV Trailer to be delivered to the camp.

    Thanks all ..

  5. Kolorado Kouple on August 4, 2022 at 3:52 am

    Looks like tons of fun for all!

  6. negolfman on August 4, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Thanks for the Superman footage!

  7. rachel on August 4, 2022 at 3:56 am

    i stayed here with my family when i was a kid ! some of my favorite childhood memories were made here 🙂 thank you for sharing !! <3

  8. corgily on August 4, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Thank You for the review.

  9. Full Time Freedom Tour on August 4, 2022 at 3:58 am

    We were just through there… small world… great video!!!

  10. Max LaRock on August 4, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Hello! Me and my family love going on camping trips with our 40 foot RV, and we have been to over 22 states so far…We have been to the very first koa ever made in the us, and largest, the one in this video, and even the highest in elevation which is the Cripple Creek koa at over 10,000 feet in elevation…It really is a fun thing to do! We’ve been to lots of other amazing tourist attractions such as Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, and the Grand Ole Opry…

  11. Matt Albers on August 4, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Stated there a few years ago! Can’t wait to get back!

  12. Life's Sweet Journey on August 4, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Sadly we were only able to drive through the Black Hills, but hope to get back soon and actually spend a solid chunk of time exploring. Will definitely check out this resort! I’m sold as long as there are water slides!! Mount Rushmore KOA looks so fun!

  13. It's About Time Now on August 4, 2022 at 4:03 am

    We stayed at several KOA across the USA this summer! We love that they all have dog parks!

  14. Constantly Awesome on August 4, 2022 at 4:03 am

    So much fun!

  15. John Jackson on August 4, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Oh I forgot to mention, this video is great because you’re the first family I’ve ever seen cook and you’re showing your viewers the camp ground. It’s like I’m there with you. Thanks

  16. Delta Bravo on August 4, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Awesome video! I think I need to visit that KOA.
    Your charging center for electronics / phone / etc., looks a lot like mine – "stuff everywhere"
    I spotted a KYD shirt too!

  17. Forgotten Winter on August 4, 2022 at 4:03 am

    That’s why we got 2 toilets!!

  18. John Dougherty on August 4, 2022 at 4:06 am

    I am going there in June with my brothers

  19. Gary Nelson on August 4, 2022 at 4:13 am

    Nice vid, but @3:40 is why I stop taking my grandkids. Hand through screen and body weight on door. And NO ONE knows how it happened.

  20. RV on the Wayside on August 4, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Loved your reporting on this place. Great editing.

  21. Constantly Awesome on August 4, 2022 at 4:16 am

    Iv been there!

  22. Prin Cess on August 4, 2022 at 4:16 am

    We were highly disappointed with this Koa. It was packed, and everything was poorly maintained. Gross pools, peeling paint and splinters on all tables, seats, cabins. Pretty broken down when we stayed In August. Will not be going back 😔
    Btw I love your family RV videos, and we have that shirt, My kids go to RCS as well 😊

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  25. Frank Slusher on August 4, 2022 at 4:18 am

    We stayed there a couple of years ago, it was awesome!! We’ll definitely stay there again.

  26. Sandy Wilcox on August 4, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Great video. I did notice however that it looks like the campground is kind of in a state of disrepair.

  27. Dean Webster on August 4, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Great video 🙂

  28. Pawz & Effect on August 4, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Wow that is indeed a large place right there. We have stayed at many KOA’s, they need larger spaces but other than that they are pretty solid. ~Bradley

  29. Caroline Bray on August 4, 2022 at 4:22 am

    this is so neat! I’m glad I found your video before we take a trip this summer!! I can’t wait to check out this KOA, even if it’s for a day!! Happy Camping (I camp in my Nissan Leaf) ⛺️🔌🚗

  30. Scooty Puff Jr. on August 4, 2022 at 4:22 am

    This place is YUUUGE!

  31. Mackenzie Campbell on August 4, 2022 at 4:23 am

    Great video! These are amazing shots! Did one of yall go to film school or something haha

  32. on August 4, 2022 at 4:24 am

    Such an awesome video, loved the ending part with the “all together” music as well 🙂 We love KOA’s and will have to check this one out! We also want to check out the first KOA in Billings Mt too.

  33. Vanchiever / 88 Sonic keys / Artistic Concepts on August 4, 2022 at 4:26 am

    What is KOA?

  34. Life is Better Exploring on August 4, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Wow this park is huge. That’s a lot of RVs. Thanks for sharing.

  35. KING TUT on August 4, 2022 at 4:28 am

    W.e stayed at lots of parks in Canada , the best one in Ontario is THunder BAy KOA.. No 1 in my book….Tell them Ben sent you.

  36. Blackberry Hill House on August 4, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Very cool video. That area is on our list to do soon and that KOA looks amazing. Thank you for sharing it!

  37. Chris Simmons on August 4, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Loved seeing South Dakota’s black hills for those of us that haven’t been up that way. That KOA seems to have it All!

  38. Jack McCarty on August 4, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Loved the Black Hills but don’t have an RV. Looks like a good time, though

  39. Melissa J on August 4, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Great job!

  40. Darrian Mitchell on August 4, 2022 at 4:38 am

    So what’s the largest one

  41. Grampaw Terry on August 4, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Bummer I was wrong lol

  42. Naya on August 4, 2022 at 4:40 am


  43. John Jackson on August 4, 2022 at 4:43 am

    Well hello there. I love you channel and yes I’ve subscribed. I’ve never been RVing but I’ve ALWAYS wanted to. I’ve been doing a ton of research (still not sure what a KOA is). Seems like the more I know the more questions I have. I wanted a class A then I thought a 5th wheel would be better in case my RV broke down. Recently I saw a few videos on a Super Class C and I’m sold. As a person of color, are there places I should avoid? I’m sad to even have to ask that question. Also, do all campers inevitably host mice? Yuck 😁

  44. donna holder on August 4, 2022 at 4:44 am

    this is really awesome. thank you for sharing

  45. Hallie Stephen-Castro on August 4, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Palmer’s Gulch- We really had such high expectations but we did not enjoy it at all. This was summer 2018- staffing at campground was an issue. Some things were closed or the wait time was awful. The walk to the bathrooms from tour cabin was treacherous (especially when you have to pee in the middle of the night). The "all you can eat pancake breakfast" ran out of pancakes by 8 am. The horses looked miserable. It was so crowded and just not a great experience. We went to Custer KOA summer 2021 and had an amazing time. Smaller campground (and much more reasonable cost). Not as many "frills" but we had an amazing time and our experience was all around so much better.

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