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Old 04-03-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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Thinking of taking a trip mid to late September to Mt. Rushmore. Looking for recommendations on places to stay as close as we can where they can accommodate our 36 footer...
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:05 AM   #2
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Keystone, SD is about as close as one can park. There are at least two CG,s there; one is part of a motel, and quite small. The other is better for larger RV's. Both have views of Mt. Rushmore, which is ~ 2 miles away.
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Thinking of taking a trip mid to late September to Mt. Rushmore. Looking for recommendations on places to stay as close as we can where they can accommodate our 36 footer...
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This place can handle it. A little pricey but very nice.
http://www.rafterj.com/
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YehtiCoPilot: Keystone (the town) is kinda tight to get around in, but could be a good camping area. Ya might, however, want to consider Mt. Shadows RV Park, as a great base camp just E. (toward Rapid City) from Keystone on Hyw. 16 next to Rockerville.
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Last year we stayed at the KOA - Hill City. They ran a shuttle to the monument. I was considering Rafter-J but as I had the KOA Gold Card, I couln't pass up the discount.
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When we were there in 2000 took a tour about $375 for 7 people, we filled a van, driver had us out for 8 hours visited Custer S.P., the Needles and other sites and different views of M.R. during day than evening lighting with dinner before lighting.
CG had tour posting on their bull-board.
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Rafter-J is an all around good choice. One of the most often recomended in the hills. However you will find many great CG's all over the Black Hills.
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One thing I'll add about the KOA. It is not just a campground. There is a hotel in there too. The facilities (ie: pool, playground, etc.) are shared. Thus you will see a bunch of people roaming around who are not campers. This is the only campground where I had something stolen; it was only a $ 3.00 flag but it was the point.
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Thinking of taking a trip mid to late September to Mt. Rushmore. Looking for recommendations on places to stay as close as we can where they can accommodate our 36 footer...
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Hart Ranch just South of Rapid is a great place to stay. Nice sites, good facilities and clean can be. It is not real close to Rushmore but the drive is pretty and not long. Easy day trip to and back.

That also puts you close to the rest of the fine tourist attractions. Be sure to see Reptile Gardens. For years I thought this to be a tourist trap until I went there. It was GREAT. Another worthwhile stop is Bear Country.

I heartily recommend you spend a week in the area and more if possible.
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We stayed at Rushmore Shadows closer to Rapid City for a few days, and spent a couple of days touristing.

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If you have the time, go during the day and also go and see the night program. All the pass military are asked to help bring down the colors. Very nice. We did a all day bus tour with 2 meals included and still had time to drive back in the car to see the site with the lights on.
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We stayed at Rafter J two summers ago and it is highly recommended. The kids (including me) really enjoyed the pancake breakfasts in the tent. Just a couple of bucks (for the pancakes) if I recall correctly.
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We've been out to South Dakota 3 times in the past 10 years and each time we have stayed at the Hill City KOA. It's a great place and we have been very satisfied. As mentioned, they also have a beautiful hotel in the camgrounds as well. One year my parents met us at the camgrounds and they stayed in the hotel. They were able to enjoy a campfire each night before heading back to their room.

I would recommend the Hill City KOA to anyone. It is within a few miles from Mt. Rushmore and a short distance from Custard State Park. The campgrounds offers a free shuttle to Mt. Rushmore as well.

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We have been to Rafter J Bar 5 times so far over 40 years and will probably hit them again this summer. They have sites in shade, sun, whatever you want and you have plenty of room to move around.
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