Located in Hill City, South Dakota, the beauty of the Black Hills begins at your campsite! Nestled into the beautiful setting of the Black Hills, enjoy Western South Dakota’s celebrated attractions. Stroll historic downtown Hill City and enjoy convenient proximity to Western South Dakota’s most celebrated attractions, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial as well as Custer and Custer State Park.
The Rafter J Bar Ranch comprises five camping areas separated by alpine meadows and shaded by large ponderosa pines. Choose between quiet and remote or close to the activities of the resort center. New in 2021 are the Deluxe sites, including concrete patios, premium furniture and stone firepits.
Need a cabin? Curl up inside one of our cozy Camping Cabins. We now have three styles of cabins available to fit your travel needs. Bring your bedding, towels and cooking utensils. We provide the outdoor picnic tables and fire grates. Our Ranch Cabins offer double rooms which sleep up to eight people, have a 39″ LCD TV with Blu Ray player, bathroom/shower, microwave, refrigerator, kitchen sink, Keurig coffee maker, toaster and outside gas grill, fire grate and picnic table. Sleeping arrangements include two queen beds, one set of twin bunks and sofa hideaway. All cabins are located close to the bathhouses and laundromats.
Activities for Guests
An array of activities awaits our park’s visitors. Soak in the 62×32-foot heated swimming pool and hot tub. Mountain bike on the George Mickelson Hiking & Biking Trail located adjacent to the park. Hike miles of trails or cast a line in the local creeks and ponds. For the kids, our Earthscapes Structure playground, made of 99-percent post-consumer recycled plastic, will provide hours of active playtime. Enjoy a crackling evening fire. Sunny warm days and cool evening activities are limited only by your imagination!
Guest services include free hot showers, clean bathrooms, laundry facilities, 30/50 amp, water and sewer, WiFi, dump station, gas and propane. The Ranch Store, open from 7am – 7 pm, offers a well-stocked assortment of souvenirs, groceries, camping supplies, health and beauty items, beer ice, firewood, a snack bar and so much more!
Voted one of Travel and Leisure’s 9 most beautiful RV Campgrounds in the US for 2021 and USA Today’s #1 – 10 Best Reader’s Choice for 2021.
Book early! We look forward to seeing you!
You can reach us at:
12325 Rafter J Road
Hill City, SD 57745