Mount Rushmore National Park (nps.gov), located in South Dakota’s Black Hills, is among the most widely recognized symbols of America’s freedom and hope. The main attraction of the park, Mount Rushmore, features the faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The park also features an eatery, walking trails and designated rock-climbing areas. Although camping is not allowed in the park, campers can choose from a variety of campgrounds within 20 miles of the park.
Mountain Rushmore in South Dakota are the faces of four presidents, a memorial to American history. The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln look down from their stoney heights and remind everyone that even the impossible is possible.
Mt. Rushmore KOA is known as the closest camp site to Mount Rushmore, conveniently located within minutes of Custer State Park. This camp site, which sits at an elevation of 5,400 feet offers several RV and tent sites, many camping cabins, two heated pools and spas, water slide, miniature golf, and a restaurant with lounge. For your convenience, there are shuttles available to Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse night lighting.
TeePee Campground and RV National Park (teepeeblackhills.com) is 17 miles away, minutes from Interstate 90, in Rapid City. It is a pet-friendly campground featuring tent sites with or without electric hookups, RV sites and sleeping cabins. Amenities include laundry facilities, a convenience store, restrooms with showers, free wireless Internet service, a convenience store and a playground.
Kemp’s Kamp along Battle Creek in Keystone, South Dakota, is just minutes from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Needles Highway in Custer State Park. This site includes heated swimming pool, modern cabins furnished with air conditioning, and full kitchens. Shaded tent sites and modern restrooms with clean showers are available. If you decide to do some sight-seeing, Kemp’s Kamp is centrally located near Hot Springs, Custer, Hill City, Deadwood, and Rapid City, each with their own attractions.
Mount Rushmore KOA (koa.com) is six miles from Mount Rushmore in nearby Hill City. It is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and features fishing, miniature golf, bicycle rentals, a splash park, two heated pools, guided horseback rides and live entertainment three nights every week. It offers rustic campsites with no hookups, full-hookup RV sites and rental cabins. Get best camping travel guide