RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD
RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT at HILL CITY, SD

Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort

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12325 Rafter J Rd
Hill City, SD 57745
Mailing Address
PO Box 128
Hill City, SD 57745

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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

9

Restrooms

10

Appeal

9.5

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Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
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Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

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RAFTER J BAR RANCH CAMPING RESORT
A Black Hills premier camping resort near Mt. Rushmore & other attractions. Enjoy our VERIZON 4G coverage across entire park! 5 Pristine & picturesque camping areas! Only a few minutes to Needles Hwy & Custer State Park!

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Card(s) Accepted:
Debit, Discover, Visa, Master Card, American Express
Last Year's Rate:
$45.95 to $67.95
Season:
May 1 - Oct 1
Elevation:
5,280 ft (1609.344 m)

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Spaces Available (180)
Width (40)
Max Length (60)
Gravel Sites (180)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (136)
Water Only (44)
Electric Only (44)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (60)
Pull-thru Size (40 x 60)
Back-ins (40 x 60)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (60)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
BBQ at Site
Tent-Only Sites (10)

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (27)

Tenting

Covered Area w/Picnic Table

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
100 Sites with WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Hot Tub
Stream
Fishing
Body Of Water (Spring Creek)
Planned Activities
Playground
Outdoor Games
Pavilion
Nature Trails

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved/Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
ATM Machine
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Snack Bar
Groceries
Escort to Site
Onsite RV Service
Guest Services
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (27)
Restrooms

Discounts

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All cabins have picnic tables & fire grates. Traditional cabins include heat & outlet. Comfort Camping Cabins provide heat, outlet, kitchenette, bathroom w/shower, sink & toilet. Ranch Cabins have double rooms & include TV, bathroom/shower, microwave, fridge, sink, coffee maker, toaster & gas grill.

Cabin/Cottage Rentals

27 Rentals Available
Sleeps 8
Daily Rate $75.00 - $225.00
Deposit Required Yes
Full Bathrooms
Partial Kitchen
2 Queen Beds
2 Bunk Beds
Customer Reviews:
Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort
Avg Rating 4.69 Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort (13) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Reviews: 3
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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We stayed 5 nights in the treey area of line camp area. Shaded spot, too far to carry laundry tho. Very nice campground, friendly workers (although didn't really have contact other than check in). Also didn't use pool or hot tub. Bathroom were clean and bright.
GREAT location to all Black Hills area attractions.
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Date of Stay: July, 2015
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What a great place! Several different lot loops, spread out over a wide area. Make sure you get the loop that fits your style. Some are close to the pool/hot tub, others are more remote. Some are wide open (great for satellite TV) others are very wooded, with full overhead canopy (great if you like being in the shade)
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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beautiful place to stay----nicest campground i have been in
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Date of Stay: July, 2016
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Rafters J Bar Ranch is one of the best RV Parks I have ever stayed in. It is big, spacious, clean and just down right beautiful. The people are very nice and polite. The spaces are very large with lots of room between units. If you have never been to the Black Hills before do stay at this park and you might plane on a week as there is so much to do in the area.
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Date of Stay: July, 2016
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We stayed 5 nights near the laundry room which was very clean. The park is beautiful and well maintained. Conveniently located near everything in the Black Hills. Very nice people. Excellent store and gift shop. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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We stayes 2 nights in the Main Loop of the campground. The restrooms are so clean and the showers are really nice. We were close to the laundry room and it was very nice!!! We will definitely like to be back qt this resort. It is very kid friendly and great pancake breakfast. The staff is friendly and there is lots to do. We even founf a small pond across the highway to fish!
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Date of Stay: June, 2017
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Great RV Campground and close to the Rushmore monument. Plenty of room between campsites and a large playground for the kids. We would go back to this location.
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Date of Stay: August, 2016
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Beautiful park with perfect location to explore the entire area. Very clean, spacious and scenic park. Multiple sections to choose from We were at "Base Camp" sites are closer together here but more conveniently located to the office, pool etc.
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Date of Stay: June, 2016
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Amazing place! Grounds were beautiful with tons of well maintained grass areas. We camped with 3 other rigs and stayed for 4 nights. Close to Crazy Horse, Mt Rushmore, and Deadwood. Loved it!
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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Most beautiful scenic views from any campground we have stayed at anywhere. Its a rustic and modern ranch at the same time. Centrally located to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Mammoth dig site. Also close to Rapid City if you crave traffic and city amenities. We were at the ranch the last 3 days of the season. Just wish we could have gotten there a week or 2 earlier. Businesses were closing for the season still Rafter J provided everything we needed for a great Black Hills camping experience. Missed going horse back riding there since it was already closed. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of Stay: July, 2015
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This campground is located perfect. It is central and scenic. The help this year were all foreign workers, which was a decrease in service from our previous visits. I love the place, except for the campfire enforcement team that is ordered to extinguish all fires at 11pm. This is camping. Since one or two complaints came through from people who need to be in bed by 10pm, the policy was changed years ago. The breakfast made up for this inconvenience in the past, but was removed this year as well. The owner stated that his senior crowd was his bread and butter and that we should stay elsewhere next time. I will be taking his advice and NOT be back. It is too bad because this place COULD be great.
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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Large spacious campground with beautiful views. Staff were very helpful as the cable TV was not working on our site. They quickly moved us to another site. Location is great. Close to Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park and Hill City. Wifi signal was not good and cable was limited. Would have been nice to have an enclosed dog park. Would definitely recommend.
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Reviews: 3
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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Great place to stay lots of room, well taken care of, Pet friendly, large meadow in the middle of the camp ground
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From south city limits of Hill City: Go 3.0 mi S on US-16/385 (R)