RAC 50th Recreational Adventures Company (RAC) will host a free community social event at the Mount Rushmore Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Resort at Palmer Gulch to celebrate its 50-year anniversary and support the Hill City Community Foundation, according to a press release.

As part of this celebration, RAC is proud to announce a donation of $50,000 to the foundation.

The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Group Tent facility at the Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch near the rodeo grounds. This event is free for the entire community and will feature catered appetizers and drinks, as well as Black Hills cowboy rock music by The Lonely Rangers.

The Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch has a long history of serving guests. In 1925, a mining engineer named John Bland and other investors purchased land along Palmer Creek to develop a country club in the heart of the Black Hills. They could not have imagined today’s expansive resort, stated the release.

“RAC took over in 1972 and further developed the Mount Rushmore Resort into a destination full of great RV and tent camping sites, camping and deluxe cabins,” noted the release. “Today’s Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch is made up of two great facilities for travelers — The Mount Rushmore Lodge and the Mount Rushmore KOA, which has earned “resort” status from KOA.

The Mount Rushmore KOA Resort at Palmer Gulch is located at 12620 Highway 244, Hill City, S.D.

For more information about the resort, visit www.palmergulch.com.

About the Hill City Foundation

The Hill City Community Foundation provides financial support to charitable and nonprofit purposes in the Hill City area. It is part of the South Dakota Community Foundation, which works to simplify philanthropy and help charitable donations do more to address state needs in economic development, health, infrastructure, education, culture and human services. Learn more at www.sdcommunityfoundation.org

About Recreational Adventures Company

As KOA’s largest franchisee, RAC operates 14 independent campgrounds from the mountains of West Virginia to the Black Hills of South Dakota to the Washington coast. RAC was founded in 1972 at the Mount Rushmore KOA and maintains its corporate headquarters in Hill City.