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Good camping areas for RV and cabins?

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Good camping areas for RV and cabins?

We are going to stay a week in the black hills. Some of us will be staying in a RV so will need hookups and others in our group will need a small cabin. Where is a good place for us to stay that is reasonable but also nice. Thanks, Mary

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1. Re: Good camping areas for RV and cabins?

Rafter J has camping cabins and full hookups. It is highly recommended on the forum. South Dakota state parks will NOT have full hookups.

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2. Re: Good camping areas for RV and cabins?

You might also check out Palmer Gulch KOA between Hill City and Keystone. I believe they have cabins and campsties.

I have a friend who camps at Rafter J annually during Sturgis and loves it. He books it as he is leaving the rally for the following year.

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3. Re: Good camping areas for RV and cabins?

There are plenty of great choices to accommodate you and your guests! In order to let you choose what works best for your group, I'll send you to the Custer Area Chamber of Commerce's "campgrounds" link. www.custersd.com/index.php/campgrounds.html. There are LOTS of choices for full hook-up RV sites that also have cabins. You can determine from there the location you prefer, as some are closer to Custer State Park, while others are closer to Crazy Horse Memorial, etc. It all depends on what your priorities are! If you have any further questions on your upcoming stay, don't hesitate to call us at 605-673-2244, e-mail info@custersd.com, or visit www.custersd.com for more! We will have 2014 Vacation Guides available in February of this year. Contact us if you're interested in receiving one.

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4. Re: Good camping areas for RV and cabins?

We have stayed at two campgrounds in Custer that would fit your needs. They are very different from each other but both very nice.

The first is a small place called The Roost Resort. It's about 3 miles west of the Custer State Park entrance on Hwy 16, and about 3 miles east of the town of Custer. We have stayed in both the cabins and the small campground. The cabins are adorable, very clean, have kitchenettes and comfy beds. The campground is quiet and small, with fantastic views and a nice clean bathhouse. The owners are really nice people and are always around to help if needed. There is no pool and only a very small swingset for the kids.

The second place we've stayed is Beaver Lake Campground, about 4 or so miles west of Custer on Hwy. 16. It's a much larger campground with a variety of full hook up sites, wifi, cable tv, a small pool and waterslide, and a small playground. I can't vouch for the cabins there as we've only camped, but the office staff are very helpful and they run a nice quiet campground. You might want to check on sites in the shade as the sunny ones can get really hot in the summer. My kids loved the pool and waterslide (waterslide passes are extra $ but the pool is free).

Hope this helps :)

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5. Re: Good camping areas for RV and cabins?

We've stayed at Rafter J multiple times. Nice location to do many things in the Hills. it's easy to find yet off the highway just enough to feel private. Cabins are nice but booked by the end of January for the coming summer. Our vacation still this year is moved to a campground outside of Keystone b/c Rafter J was full. Rafter J has a nice pool, hot tub, game room for kids, playground, a general store, horse stables, and connects to the George Mikkelson walking/bike trail. It was also close to a pretty good fishing spot you could ask about at the lodge if interested. Rafter J Cabins are not cheap IMO. The nicer ones with a kitchen and A/C are around $175 per night.

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