Rafter J Bar Ranch

RV Park

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12325 Rafter J Rd.
Hill City, SD 57745
605-574-2527
Reservations: 888-723-8375
Official Website

GPS: 43.8916, -103.5925

Last Price Paid: $60
Number of Sites: 190
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 5222 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

9 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 3G
0bars
Sprint
0bars
T-Mobile
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ImagineWhere
Sioux Falls, SD 45' Newell 2008 Honda CR-V
17 reviews
Nightly rate: $60
Days stayed: 9

ImagineWhere would stay here again

“Centrally located for Custer and lots of open space”

Reviewed Oct 18, 2018

Overall Rating

Loved our stay. The location is perfect for Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Hill City, etc. The sites are good and there is plenty of open space. It also backs onto (I believe) Forestry Service land, so you can walk for miles if you choose. We had 4 bars of Verizon LTE at one of the sites and 2 bars at another. The WiFi is... more

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0bars
Sprint
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
T-Mobile

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NoelJoy
Camano Island, WA 28' Airstream International 28RB 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $63
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 247

NoelJoy would stay here again

“Quiet, spacious and centrally located”

Reviewed Aug 21, 2018

Overall Rating

We spent two nights here during our visit to the Black Hills area in late August. The campground is huge and beautifully maintained. We stayed in the “Island” area. The sites are very spacious and accommodate any size rig. There are large grassy meadows between each area. The pool looked nice and the campground was very quiet. We s... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Frank
37' Grand Design Solitude 344GK 2018 Ford F350
4 reviews
Days stayed: 4

Frank would stay here again

“Big lovely campground”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2018

Overall Rating

Big as far as space this place was very very nice.

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PhilS
OK 33' Grand Design Reflection 303RLS 2015 Ram 3500 Dually
16 reviews
Nightly rate: $70
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 174

PhilS would stay here again

“Large open area where we camped in the lower ranch. ”

Reviewed Jun 06, 2018

Overall Rating

Nice RV park. Nice laundry. Great views. Nice location. What I didn’t like was the RV parking apota we’re not real level and gravel. For the money it should be paved or concrete and level. Pool rules are not enforced but I made my grandkids follow them.

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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112 reviews
Nightly rate: $61
Days stayed: 9
Site Number: 254

CeeGee would stay here again

“Enjoyed...but staff needs to know their own stated pool rules.”

Reviewed Sep 07, 2017

Overall Rating

We decided to pamper ourselves and spent 9 lovely days at the RV Resort. What everyone prior said was true...it's a great place to stay. However, I can't give it a 5 because of how the staff handles the pool rules. When you check it, you are handed a set of rules (on the campground map) that clearly state "After 7:00 p.m., no one und... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Brett
South Jordan, UT 32' Winnebago Minnie Plus Ford F150
31 reviews
Nightly rate: $62
Days stayed: 5

Brett would stay here again

“What a Great Place...”

Reviewed Aug 08, 2017

Overall Rating

The Rafter J Bar Ranch could easily be our favorite campground and we really enjoyed our stay there. While the campground has over 150 sites you don't feel like it's that big because of how the loops are spread out. Each of the loops has a bit of a different personality and so I highly suggest you speak with the staff when making you... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Tin Sheets to the...
Grand Junction, CO 30' Airstream International Serenity 2016 Ford F-350
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $52
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 250

Tin Sheets to the Wind would stay here again

“Peaceful Stay Close to Black Hills Attractions”

Reviewed Sep 15, 2016

Overall Rating

Even though we made our reservation just a week and a half before we arrived, we asked for the best covered and remote space available and were pleased to be given a spot partially in the trees with a great view. We were the end spot on a small roundabout of four campsites closest to the main buildings and close to the road, but noise ... more

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1bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Kerri
MO Jayco 184BH
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $60
Days stayed: 5

Kerri would stay here again

“Pine Tree Perfection”

Reviewed Aug 12, 2016

Overall Rating

Towering pines and rolling green hills make Rafter J Bar Ranch one of the most beautiful private campgrounds we've visited. Divided into several distinct sections, this RV park offers a site to suite anyone's tastes and needs. During our stay, we opted to stay in the area known as the Ranch Camp, a wooded section at the top of a hill. ... more

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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Gary
Box Elder, SD 30' Airstream Classic 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
151 reviews
“Very large campground”

Reviewed Mar 07, 2016

Overall Rating

This place looks like it has everything. Tents/RV/cabins along with lots of activities and riding.

Good Verizon

No Boost 3 bars LTE 20.51/3.35 mbps down/up
Booster 2 bars LTE 18.34/11.77 mbps down/up

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Rafter J Bar Ranch

While exploring Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, the Rafter J Bar Ranch served as a great base camp.  The campground is good sized with over 150 sites and several cabins.  ...

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Campground Review: Rafter J Bar Ranch in South Dakota | Travels with Birdy

Campground Review: Rafter J Bar Ranch in South Dakota As I stood beneath the towering ponderosa pines of Rafter J Bar Ranch, I was tempted to cancel the rest of our trip and stay here for...

Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Connectivity:
  • wifi: yes
Recreation:
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming pool: outdoor
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • general store
  • laundry
  • propane
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • trash
  • water available
Discount Clubs:
  • Good Sam
Pets:
  • pets

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