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Video: Camping at Mt Rushmore – Rafter J Bar Ranch in Hill City, SD

June 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 


Rafter J Bar Ranch, located at the west entrance to Mt Rushmore, Junction 16/385 & SD 244, is the perfect headquarters for a wonderful Black Hills SD vacation. It’s a few minutes away from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, 1880′s Train in Hill City, Custer State Park where the road takes you past herds of buffalo, and so many more attractions to keep you busy.
The awesome beauty and peaceful setting of Rafter J Bar Ranch is sure to build a scrapbook of memories for years to come. It is comprised of 5 camping areas separated by alpine meadows and shaded by large Ponderosa Pines. One can choose a remote treed site or clearings for big rigs nearer to the resort’s activity center. Modern cabins and tent sites are also available.
The huge swimming pool area features an impressive hot tub; the kids will love the new playground & the Arcade Room. Enjoy a leisurely horse or tractor-drawn wagon ride around the ranch where General George Custer’s military expedition passed thru in 1874. Take in the cowboy BBQ supper at the original barn and stable built of hand-hewn logs & used as the Deadwood Stage Coach stop in 1874. Then in the morning, under the big tent, is where to find hot coffee, pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy — fill the tummy before setting out on the nearby George Mickelson Hiking & Biking Trail. Car rentals are also available on the property. So drench yourself in luxury at Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort! You’ll be back the next year!

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