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    Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground

    12325 Rafter J-Bar Road, Hill City, SD 57745
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (60)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Pool & Beach (5)
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    Overview

    • Excellent69%
    • Very good21%
    • Average6%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “comfort cabin” (16 reviews)
    “main camp” (11 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Pool
    All hotel details
    Horse Thief Campground
    223 reviews
    #1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Hill City
     
    BEST WESTERN Golden Spike Inn & Suites
    682 reviews
    #1 of 12 hotels in Hill City
     
    Mountain View Lodge & Cabins
    147 reviews
    #6 of 12 hotels in Hill City
     
    Powder House Lodge
    258 reviews
    #1 of 8 Speciality lodging in Keystone
     
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    1 - 5 of 227 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    My husband and I stayed at Rafter J for 8 days on part of our honeymoon camping trip. We decided on this campground because it was centrally located to all the attractions. It is a very large campsite but maintained very well! We absolutely loved...More

    Thank Josh & Kylie C
    Reviewed 2 January 2017

    Centrally located to everywhere we were going – Mt. Rushmore, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, and Jewel Cave. Campground was large. Facilities included “camping” store that sold Black Hills jewelry, multiple onsite laundry facilities and pancake breakfast. During the summer, our campground site with hookups...More

    Thank Pandamonium1362
    Reviewed 24 October 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...More

    1  Thank dj56_11
    Reviewed 11 October 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...More

    2  Thank Whiskeydill
    Reviewed 28 September 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...More

    1  Thank Kelly S
    Horse Thief Campground
    223 reviews
    #1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Hill City
     
    BEST WESTERN Golden Spike Inn & Suites
    682 reviews
    #1 of 12 hotels in Hill City
     
    Mountain View Lodge & Cabins
    147 reviews
    #6 of 12 hotels in Hill City
     
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    258 reviews
    #1 of 8 Speciality lodging in Keystone
     
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Free Parking
    • Babysitting
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    • Number of rooms
    • 227
    • Location
    • United States >
    • South Dakota >
    • Hill City
    • Also Known As
    • Rafter j Bar Ranch Campground Hotel Keystone
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    Traveller (60)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (34)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Steve W
    When do you close the swimming pool and hot tub?
    4 October 2016|
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    Response from sekmd2472016 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I think is is 10 PM, but that was during the September. That may change as we get into fall. Best bet it to check their website; and if that doesn't answer the question, give them a call. It was the nicest RV park we... More
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    Grillgal-21
    Heading that way next week. Any advice on best or worst sites a motor Home?
    3 September 2016|
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    Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
    Yes call and explain what you are looking for. We loved the island camp.
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    Grillgal-21
    Don't want to get burned again. Need input on what sites to ask for and what sites to stay away from. Any information is greatly appreciated. Things like easy access for a motor home, shade, space between campers, quiet, etc..... Thanks
    6 August 2015|
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    Response from SandyToes2B | Reviewed this property |
    Ranch Camp and The Island are the best. The are the furthest from the pool if that is okay. You won't get as much of the Highway noise. We stayed at Line camp and the Highway noise was bad. That was the only bad thing about... More
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    "Choose a site as far away from the highway as possible as it can be a little noisey at times."
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    "Know the type of camping you like to do and select the best camping area at the resort to meet you needs."
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    "Don't recommend base camp as a first choice. Other camps seemed to be the better choice."
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    "THe cabins are amazing, my sister stays there every yr."
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