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Pittsburg, TX
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

we were here mid July in a 17' trailer. Stayed in Ranch Camp. It was quiet, sites a good space apart and the camp host was present. The bathrooms/showers need desperately to be updated. Showers are cramped, toilet floors wet and you will run out of hot water. Very close to Mt Rushmore and Hill City. Staff is friendly. Wi-fi... More 

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United States
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stayed at Rafter J toward the end of the season (last week of September) at one of their RV sites in the island. It was incredibly quiet, private, spacious, and relaxing. The entire campground is set up very well, giving campers the very reason they came: rest and relaxation. There are large grass fields throughout the grounds to separate... More 

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Plymouth, mn
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

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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Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016 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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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

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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Reviewed September 6, 2016

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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  • 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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“Choose a site as far away from the highway as possible as it can be a little noisey at times.”
 of 5 bubbles JstLv2Crz, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“Know the type of camping you like to do and select the best camping area at the resort to meet you needs.”
 of 5 bubbles JCJake, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“Don't recommend base camp as a first choice. Other camps seemed to be the better choice.”
 of 5 bubbles MNAnnie, Jun 17, 2016 | Read review
“THe cabins are amazing, my sister stays there every yr.”
 of 5 bubbles LindaJean16, Mar 4, 2016 | Read review
“If the wifi is working, get a cabin close to the office, though I didn't see any that were much closer to it than where we were.”
 of 5 bubbles 400tinaz, Sep 6, 2015 | Read review
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