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Old 01-19-2018, 09:21 PM   #1
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Favorite Campgound in Black Hills

Headed to the Black Hills of SD late this coming April. Looking for your favorite campground. Towing a 2018 Pinnacle that is 43. Looking for a pull through with full hook ups and close to interstate. Staying 2-3 days so we can see the local sights.

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Old 01-20-2018, 09:24 AM   #2
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We stayed at Days Inn just off I-90 in Sturgis. Lot of room, good rates.


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Old 01-20-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
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Elkhorn Ridge Tho' we usually stay at the Rafter J Bar near Hills City, we have stayed at Elkhorn Ridge when heading west on I-90. A very new campground with many sites for large rigs.

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Old 01-20-2018, 08:13 PM   #4
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Elkhorn Ridge here also. Very handy, easy in and out. Right off interstate, close to Deadwood.

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Old 01-21-2018, 08:00 AM   #5
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We have stayed at the Mount Rushmore KOA twice. It's perfect for kids, they have a lot of activities for them to do. Rafter J is also very nice
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:04 AM   #6
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Stockade North and South outside custer. Love that area.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:25 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by SoonerCamper View Post
Staying 2-3 days so we can see the local sights.
If you haven't been in that area before I recommend a drive down the Spearfish Canyon Highway, as well as a visit to Deadwood's Adam's Museum and Mount Mariah Cemetary.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:35 AM   #8
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A few years ago when went to the Black Hills, we stayed 6 nights at Rafter J Bar Ranch.
I highly recommend this place. Nice people, very clean and they have great breakfast specials.


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Old 01-22-2018, 08:00 AM   #9
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Here is a 2nd vote for the KOA in Hill City (https://koa.com/campgrounds/mount-rushmore/). They have a nightly bus to lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore that is a must do. Also, consider going to the Crazy Horse Memorial, if you are into Indian History (this is better the then the Smithsonian American Indian museum in DC).

I recommend you sign up for the KOA membership card it you stay at a lot of KOAs. You get a 10% discount and can earn free stays for only $30 per year. If you have the Allstate RV towing insurance membership is free.

Another campground we like was Whistler's Gulch in Deadwood (Home). They used to have a trolley that would take you downtown for a couple of bucks so you would not have to fight for parking and can enjoy some adult beverages. Whether you drink or not, you have to to go to Saloon#10 where Wild Bill Hickok was killed when holding the famous Aces and Eights hand while playing poker.

Have fun!!!!! The Hill City and Deadwood area is one of our favorite trips.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:13 AM   #10
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