• RESERVATIONS: 1.888.RAFTERJ (723.8375)
  • INFORMATION: 1.605.574.2527
  • ADDRESS: 12325 Rafter J Rd, Hill City, SD 57745

Other Activities

Swimming Pool and Hot Tub

Enjoy our swimming complex which features a 62’ x 32’ heated pool and hot tub.

Mountain Biking and Hiking


We are located adjacent to the George Mickelson Hiking & Biking Trail. Our resort is also surrounded by National Forest with miles of hiking trails to guide you into the rugged back country.

Hiking Trails


The Ranch is surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest. You are welcome to hike anywhere in the National Forest. We ask that our guests avoid housing, maintenance and barn areas while hiking The Ranch.


Spring & Sunday Creeks are periodically stocked by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. A daily fishing permit is required for all fishing. Fishing tackle is available in The Ranch store.

The Sunday Gulch Fishing Pond is located within walking of Rafter J and is well stocked with Rainbow Trout.

Earthscapes Structures Playground

We have grand plans for a recreation center that will provide fun for the entire family during your stay here at Rafter J. The first phase of that recreation center was installed in 2009 — an Earthscapes Structures© playground. Your children will have fun all day on this large playground set. Earthscapes Structures specializes in playground sets made of 99% post-consumer recycled plastic. To learn more about this playground set from the manufacturer, click here.



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