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Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground

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Plymouth, mn
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We planned our trip for the end of the season (mid-Sept), so we knew not everything in the black hills/badlands would be open when we arrived. However, when we booked our reservation at Rafter J, the lady on the phone assured me that the hot tub would still be open through our stay there (website says open through the 3rd... More 

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Thank Kelly S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to says with our RV. Great spacious site with a great view. Very easy to pull our RV in. I was even able to take my dog hiking nearby. Very nice staff, they let us check in very early because a site was available. Very convenient to Mt. Rushmore and all of the parks.

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are actually here as I write this. I was skeptical when a friend told me she was here 20 years ago, but they obviously work very hard constantly updating and keeping this place gorgeous. Pool, laundry and bathrooms look new, clean and modern, and they were currently working on the rec room during our stay. Sites are large and... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG....when we arrived at this campground we were in awe at how beautiful it was! We drove from So Calif and to be staying here for 5 nightss made us very happy. We booked our site on the Island & had a great site with a view of the meadow down below us. Deer come to eat the grass in... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the last week of July from Tuesday to Friday and we have no regrets. First of all, this place is big and safe to allow your kids bike around. 2nd, the cabins are not too close to each other so you got plenty of space. 3rd, the cabin we rented had table and a fridge. The cabin inside... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting the Black Hills. We pulled our camp trailer from Colorado. This was a beautiful RV park. Very nice staff. All campers were courteous and quite. Our camp spot had a lot of space but near the Highway. Next time I will ask for a spot further from the road. I would recommend this RV... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the finest RV park I have ever stayed at. We have a 43 foot motor-home and they have spacious, grassy sites that you do not feel like you are so close to your neighbors. the Pancake breakfast was great for the grand-kids, and they loved the pool. Only stayed there for two nights, but will definitely go back... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights here, in our 5th wheel. First off, its real easy to find. Second, the staff is very nice. It is quiet. The 3 grand kids loved the pool. The playground looked very nice. Book early if your planning on staying here.

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Thank westmanguy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This camping and RV park is located between Custer and Hill City, SD and near all of the beautiful parks and monuments. They staff was so helpful and let us check in very early so we could get out sightseeing. The sites are spacious and the views are excellent. They directed me to a spot to hike right from their... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights while touring the black hills---good location for the areas of Rushmore--crazy horse--Custer state park.Campfires ok but out by 11 pm.Paid $177 with our good sam discount.We were there during Sturgis rally but they weren't any problems or to much noise.

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground

Address: 12325 Rafter J-Bar Road, Hill City, SD 57745
Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Number of rooms: 227
Also Known As:
Rafter j Bar Ranch Campground Hotel Keystone
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