You will find our camping resort in Black Hills South Dakota to be clean, quiet, well-shaded and scenic. Our 160-acre Ranch is composed of six camping areas separated by large meadows and shaded ponderosa pines. The Main Camp and Ranch Camp each have a bathhouse and laundromat close by.

Please call our experienced, on-site reservation agents. They will help you in reserving a site to your specific needs, as our campsites and camp areas are so unique.

*Social media messaging nor email will accept reservation inquires/bookings. Bookings must be conducted via our reservation phone line above and confirmed via email confirmation. Changes to reservations must be also done by phone.

Campsite Rates are based on two people. Each additional adult is $4.00, children over age 7 -$3.00.

Campsite Cancellation Policy:
A two-night deposit is required to hold all reservations.
First night’s deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellations or changes made 72 hours-30 days prior to the arrival date will forfeit the second night’s deposit.
Cancellations or changes made less than 72 hours prior to the arrival date will forfeit the entire stay.
Guests are obligated to pay for all nights reserved.

$10 Site Request Fee

$4 Reservation Fee


Cabin Cancellation Policy:
All Cabins must be paid in full by March 15th, these payments are non-refundable.
*Extra person charges do not apply to cabin rates

Group Reservations:
Group sites/cabins (7 campsites and or cabins total) must be paid in full by March 15th.
No Refunds issued after March 15th.
**We highly encourage travel insurance for cancelation possibilities**

Extended Stays:
(More then 15 nights)
Must be paid in full by March 15th
No refunds issued after March 15th
**We highly encourage travel insurance for cancelation possibilities**

Rafter does not currently accept waitlist requests
However, we recommend calling back after March 15th for potential cancelations as described above in other policy

Pet Policy and Pet Fee’s:

Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Guests are allowed one free pet per site. Any additional pets on campsites are $3 per night per pet. There is a maximum of 3 dogs allowed per campsite. All of our cabins are dog friendly and allow a maximum of 2 dogs per cabin. Dogs are allowed in traditional cabins for $10 per night, comfort cabins for $20 per night, and Ranch cabins for $30 per night. For insurance reasons we cannot accept aggressive breeds such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, or Chows on the property.

Are allowed in the campground at a cost of $10 per night per site.
(ATV restrictions do apply. See Policy page for all rules and regulations concerning ATV/UTVs)


Thank you for understanding and agreeing to the above policies in full when confirming via email your booking with the Rafter J Bar Ranch!

2022 Season Rates


 2022 Season Regular Season
May 5th- June 9th
Peak Season  
June 10th – Sept. 5th
Regular Season
Sept. 6th- Sept. 26th
30amp Electric/Water $63.95 $69.95 $63.95
30amp Electric/Water/Sewer $69.95 $73.95 $69.95
50 amp Electric/Water/Sewer $76.95 $79.95 $76.95
Deluxe Sites $98.95 $98.95 $98.95


 2022 Season Off-Season
May 5th- May 26
Regular Season
May 27th- June 30
Peak Season  
July 1 – Aug 15th
Regular Season
Aug. 16th- Sept. 5th
Sept. 6th- 27th
Traditional Cabin
(Sleep 6)
N/A $78.95 $84.95 $78.95 N/A
Comfort Cabin $104.95 $143.95 $158.95 $143.95 $104.95
Ranch Cabin $149.95 $214.95 $244.95 $214.95 $149.95

All Rates Subject to change

Campsites Cabins
Check-In Time 11:30 AM 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM 11:00 AM

Additional fees apply for late check-out.