This campground is spacious and features campsites that are roomy and definitely not crowded, offering good privacy. And the location is quiet and secluded, but central to many of the attractions in the Black Hills.
We had a site in the Ranch Camp section which is a long walk from the office and store, but we had a great shower and bathroom facility just 50 yards away. We had plenty of shade afforded by the tall pines and we were the closest site to the campground boundary. Early in the evening we watched deer stroll by less than 50 yards away.
They have a great swimming pool and hot tub near the store/office with parking nearby. Several days a week they serve a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast (for a nominal cost).
Everything was very clean and well maintained. Although we had a camper, there are great tent sites, as well as cabins (which we used several years ago).
This is just a great, quiet campground with excellent facilities. It is very large with many sites spread across a huge area of land. And, unlike most of the other campgrounds in the area, there is plenty of space between sites. It is a preferable alternative to the KOA which has more of a resort-like zoo feeling!
We will definitely be back to the Rafter J Bar!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An upscale campground offering tent and trailer camping. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rafter j Bar Ranch Campground Hotel Keystone