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Murdo, South Dakota

Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground

Murdo, South Dakota



303 E 5th Street
Murdo, South Dakota 57559
Phone: (530) 335-7171

Sites: 96
Recent Rate: $35 9/2016

Latitude: 40.802909076091
Longitude: -121.50543217197

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay here. We used this campground as a stop on our way to Oregon. Easy access for fifth wheels, dump station available,and easy to get to. Fairly level grass pull thru sites with very nice rural views of ranch lands. Big beautiful trees.

Went swimming in the pond, and it was very refreshing! There are lots of frogs, but we like frogs. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to buy the local beef from the Ranch. A little expensive but delicious!

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a family park. It's a great place for kids. We liked it better however during the week when the kids were gone and it was so very quiet except for the cows. The good - We had an easy access site for our big motorhome. Utilities worked well. We had great WiFi (but we were next to the office). The AT&T cell phone "booster" helped when you stood right next to it. Otherwise, don't expect any cell service. The fishing was GREAT. We caught our fish in a little over an hour and they were HUGE! Not exactly a challenge, but it was fun to finally land some fish and again, ,they were bigger than I've ever caught before (we caught one that was nearly 4 lbs). We didn't really use the bathrooms, but they seemed clean although are dated. Our satellite dish worked well in spite of all the trees. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to see in the area. Visit Burney Falls. Visit Lassen. Fish Hat Creek. Right up the road from the campground is a radio satellite facility. Very interesting.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very family friendly. We stayed over holiday weekend so very crowded, and some campers were not good about keeping their dogs on leash, but camp hosts talked to them about it. Some sites are VERY close together-we couldn't use our awning because our neighbors were using theirs, but it did shade our doorway as well. We found sites we like for next visit - 17, 58, 94, 13. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Subway Cave nearby and Burney Falls

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Any first impressions or negative remarks are only to be constructive. At check in I found the clerk to be friendly & courteous. Arriving at my site (94) I felt it was very close to my neighbors. Although backing in my trailer was not that difficult I had to position my trailer so I could fit my awning between two trees (no room for adjustments). The hookups were a little difficult. The sewer hookup was at the back & easy to connect. The electric & water were at the front and had to use my extra water hose and all of my electric cord. There was no table at my site and the fire pit had been dismantled. I dragged the table from the empty site next to me and rebuilt the rock fire pit. Workers walked right into my campsite and walked right by me looking for the table never saying a word to me. I thought this was rude. I was thinking I had made a mistake camping here. But the campers were very nice and watchful of my grand kids riding their bikes. Invited us to watch them paraglide at a nearby glider spot. No more negative incidents. I enjoyed the rest of our stay. Very family safe place not hard on the eyes. I will camp there again. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
94
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Subway caves sought on 89. SETI's Alien-Seeking Telescopes just down the road. Paragliding little further down Doty rd. Burney Falls about 15 miles north on 89. Hat Creek great fishing close by.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Price quoted for full hookup site. Have been camping here for decades and are never disappointed. Quiet, some minor highway noise during the day, but not at night. Roads in/out & thru the campground are dirt, but during summer they have a water truck that sprays them down. Sites range from dirt tent sites to full hookup grass sites. Most sites are back in, but we've never had a problem backing into any site. Sites are always cleaned for new arrivals. The main bathhouse consists of toilets to the right and a row of showers with curtains to the left, all kept very clean. There is another bathroom (toilets only) towards the back of the campground, also kept very clean. Camp store well stocked. Pond for fishing (fee) and roped off swimming area. Grass area for kids to play, large gazebo with ping pong table, and a horseshoe pit. Free Wifi (Tengonet) and we've never had a problem connecting, even from the rear of the park.

The only 'downsides' are no cable (your satellite will work in most sites) and virtually NO cell service (pay phone available, but you must have a long distance card).

Highly recommend for a family friendly, quiet, rustic 'getaway' from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty to do in the area from exploring caves to watching hang gliders soar in the sky. Lassen Volcanic NP and McArthur-Burney Falls State Park are only a short drive away. Nearby Hat Creek is famous for fly fishing.

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Review Count: 203
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was dirt and needed some leveling. Picnic table, some shade, fire pits. No TV, Wi-Fi was not working. Restrooms & showers were old and needed upgrading. Quiet at night. Working cattle ranch around RV Park. Hat Creek Radio Observatory on Doty Road is open to visitors 9 to 3 Mon - Fri, self-guided tour is informative. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a good distance from the highway, so it is quiet, but the long gravel road to access the park is quite dusty. There are also lots of flies, but consider that it is in the middle of a working cattle ranch. Some sites are spacious and easy to connect to hookups. Others are awkwardly perched on a hump. The common areas are planted with nice flowers, and there are many grassy areas including a play area and swim beach. The ground is riddled with squirrel/gopher holes, and there are many lava rocks, so watch your step. The bath/shower rooms are in need of repair. The ladies' room had mirrors that were cracked and taped, peeling paint in the showers, and rusting fixtures. The roof also was rotting, and the windows covered in dusty cobwebs. The fire rings are crumbling. This park needs some repair, but the location is nice. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is next to Hat Creek with some excellent fishing. Clean showers and restrooms. Also, Burney Falls is a beautiful place to visit 15 miles north on highway 89. Many lava tubes with in 10 miles. There is a general store on site where you can purchase a fishing license bait and tackle. Also a small lake with swimming and fishing on site. Great place to camp with a friendly staff. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Place is clean and quiet. Very dusty, and the sites are close together. This is out in the middle of nowhere with no cell service. Hook-ups are at the back, making it inconvenient. Would probably not camp here again. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 203
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The price is with a Good Sam discount. Destination campground, dark and quiet at night. A 1/4 mile gravel road entrance. Use this location on your GPS: 17855 Doty Road, Hat Creek, the other is the mailing address. The full hookup sites are on dirt, the Electric & Water sites are on grass. Our site was close to level, with a picnic table and fire pit. Lots of trees. Showers and restrooms are old but clean. They have a fish pond, $8 for 5 fish if you can catch them. An area of the fish pond is roped off for swimming, but the water didn't look inviting. I didn't see a kids playground, just a horseshoe pit. Free Wi-Fi through TengoInternet (slow), no cable or antenna TV. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here many times. Owner and managers are very nice. Access roads has never been a problem. Beautiful relaxing campground with all the amenities we need, including Wi-Fi. Hoping the year there will be cell phone service since Livermore Labs has closed their space listening site which blocked all service. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were good size. On-site trout pond was well stocked, and my son had a great time catching them. Proximity to a lot of great fishing. Burney Falls, Subway Cave and Lassen National Park made this an ideal location for a long weekend stay. Look forward to going back soon. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here in a 40' 4 slide motor home using our Good Sam discount. Personnel were very nice and helpful. The road going into the campground was dusty but pretty smooth. This is a treed campground with dirt, fire pit and table. It does have a swimming area. This is on a working cattle ranch. We would probably check out another campground in the area, is we were passing through. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

A decent park for a quick stop. The access road leading in and out is very narrow. I'm not sure how it would work if two motorhomes with dinghys happened to be coming and going at the same time. I'm glad we didn't have to find out. Not many sites have sewer connections. I doubt we would stay here in the future. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great little family park! It is older and not squeaky clean but it is spacious, the staff is very friendly and accommodating and the WiFi out in the middle of nowhere was superb. There is no swimming pool but the streamside swimming area was a hit with the kids. If the restrooms and showers were a bit more up to date, this park would receive a "10" in my evaluation. We camped at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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