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Old 10-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Black Hills area campgrounds

We are planning a trip next summer to the Black Hills area, just looking for any input on campgrounds as there are a lot of them it seems. About the only requirements are a pool and laundry facilities. WIFI would be nice also. TIA
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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We intend to go to the Black Hills area this summer as well. We are going with one other family and I've been doing a little looking at campsites. I've heard god things about Rafter J and KOA Hill city. I will be interesting watching the other people on the forum comment.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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My wife and I went to Black Hills about 3 years ago and stayed at Rafter J for 5 nights. I could not have been happier with Rafter J.
I HIGHLY recommend Rafter J.
They have several different sites that offer full hook-ups with all shade to water/electric sites with no shade.
They can even refill LP tanks if needed.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:05 AM   #4
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x2 (or 3) on Rafter J Bar. Stayed there for five nights this past July on the home-bound leg of our 3-week trip through the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and the Black Hills. One of the best, if not THE best full hookup campgrounds we'd ever stayed at. As mentioned above, there are several different camping areas within this large property. We preferred the Ranch area as it is sited within a forested area with very large sites. The only downside might be that it's also the furthest away from the pool, which isn't a big deal for us, but may be for you. Their location just north of Hill City is great, as it's central to the Black Hills area. You can go north to Deadwood, or South to Custer, the Needles Highway, and/or Iron Mountain Road.
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Sounds like Rafter J may be the one I did check out their website, does look like a nice campground.
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Here's another vote for Rafter J. My wife and I were up there last summer. Very nice campground. It's well kept and convenient to all the things you want to see and do while you're in the Black Hills.
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We are planning a trip next summer to the Black Hills area, just looking for any input on campgrounds as there are a lot of them it seems. About the only requirements are a pool and laundry facilities. WIFI would be nice also. TIA
We were in Custer Crazy Horse campground two years ago. It was obviously an old KOA at some point. We would suggest you steer clear of this one. The lots were tight and ours was too close to a busy road. The biggest issue was a low voltage issue. I monitor our voltage constantly. We were there in July and in the middle of the day our voltage dropped to 102 volts. You're courting disaster when you're that low. We complained and moved to a different spot in the campground and it was marginally better voltage wise. It was still an old campground that really needed to be updated badly. Owners were nice enough but certainly not a place that I'd reccommend.
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We have a deal with the Midwest Outdoor Resorts outside Rapid City in which we get 4 nights free but have to listen to 90 min presentation.
Has anybody stayed at this RV park?

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We just booked for Rafter J in June. Everyone was very helpful with their stories of Rafter J. Thanks
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:45 PM   #10
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I have been to the KOA in Hill City, this place is by far the best campground I have been in. They have an all you can eat pancake breakfast every day to star the day. A great staff to help with your every need, a great pool area, water park, jumping pillow, life size chess game, mini golf etc...plus they have a wine making shop, fudge shop, pizza shack ice cream parlor and a sports bar on site, in addition to a hotel. This place is amazing I would love to go back....oh yeah and I forgot about the horse stables.
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