The Palmer Gulch
site will bring back memories for those who visited their in the
forties, fifties and into the sixties.
Background on Dakota
History is also found here, taken from an earlier work by Watson
Parker, the out-of-print guide to the Black Hills, distributed in
1958, 1959 to previous and potential guests at Palmer Gulch.
Palmer Gulch Lodge is now a major
KOA roosting spot in the Black Hills. Many campfires blacken the
sky on a balmy summer night; over 1500 visitors a day plunk down
good dollars for a meager camper pad with a hookup, or a "rustic"
tent cabin. The original Lodge and 12 cabins still remain, but they
are mere ghosts from the past.
The Society is your historical
resource. Rare photos of Black Hills Ghost Towns and mines can be
seen in the pictorial archive. Read about the "Happy
Valley", Palmer Gulch as it was for over forty years.