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Rapid City, South Dakota

Hart Ranch Camping Resort

Rapid City, South Dakota



Rapid City, South Dakota
Phone: (605) 399-2582

Sites: 485
Recent Rate: $6 7/2016

Latitude: 43.9580087909264
Longitude: -103.187499046326

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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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

78 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with lots of amenities especially for kids. 2 dog parks. One side is non dog, but plenty of room to walk dog. Security drives around. Quiet location by working ranch. Beautiful setting. Easy access to all Black Hills attractions. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
343
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mt Rushmore, Custer state park, Crazy Horse. Drive Needles Hwy and Iron Mtn Rd in tow car only! Hill city, Custer and Keystone good for shopping. Most major stores in Rapid City. Deadwood and Sturgis close. Camping World west of Rapid City off I-90.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

First a disclaimer...we really love and enjoy public parks (state, county, city, federal, BLM) and almost always stay at those when we can. We're between visiting a couple of great SD state parks so decided to stay someplace with full hookups, so we could do laundry. Hart Ranch was on the way, so we decided to try it. They have a deal, where if you sit through a short sales presentation, you can stay 3 nights for $95. Not cheap, but not bad. Short presentation done then off to our site. A corner lot which sounded great, but on arriving at the site (99), first problem...very short for our 43' coach and little to no room for tow parking. Don't even think about hanging the rear end of the RV over the grass!! Very small yard on passenger side with many close neighbors, but rear yard is pretty open. Tons of rules about what you can, and cannot do. Lots of traffic including cars, motorcycles, walkers, bicycles, kiddy train, scooters, golf carts, RVs, and ATVs. Not at all relaxing or quiet. We seriously do not understand the appeal of this place, except for location. Most city subdivisions have more space, less traffic, and more quiet. On the plus side? Lots to do in the area, quiet at night, pretty location, some huge dog runs, wide concrete sites, and no wood fires. We never say never, but have zero desire to stay here again. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you enjoy beer and/or pizza, for sure visit the Independent Ale House. Not the best pizza we've ever had, but very, very good. 40+ great beers on tap.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $6.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a couple nights as guests of friends who are members and our cost per night reflects that. The park is beautiful and has literally any activity you could ever wish for. The pool is magnificent. It has doggie parks. It has everything, even its own fuel station right in the park. Our utilities were as we expected with no surprises. The only thing which could be viewed as a negative are the excessive amount of very strictly enforced rules. The park is filled with very friendly, very happy people. The park is a very safe place to stay with security patrolling the park constantly. We would stay here again sometime. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
310
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close to all of the Black Hills tourist sites. Do not miss Custer State Park.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest parks we have stayed in our 8+ years of camping. Super friendly staff, well laid out park, great experience. They even have a gas station! There is PLENTY to do. Great pool, a place to eat, etc. Did I mention how great the staff are. Seriously the customer service was off the charts! We would stay here again and would recommend it for sure.
What would have made it a "10" would be better wifi (I know, we are camping but when you are on a cross country trip, you need the wifi) and I would recommend a larger clubhouse. With over 400 sites plus all the cabins, the clubhouse gets a bit crowded. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

It is very close to Custer Park and Mount Rushmore.
You can rent a car. The Enterprise place was a bad experience for us but there are other options too.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground with the best of care and service. Sites are concrete and most all are back in. Wifi was excellent and all facilities were spotless and well maintained. Our site was very close to level and water, power and cable tv were all good. Watch where you take the dog!! Rules limit where pets are allowed. Check in was like checking into a 5 star hotel. This resort is located about 7 miles south of Rapid City and near most major local attractions. Gas and diesel is available at the resort at very reasonable prices. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
278
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood and Ellsworth Air Force Base are all must see when in the area.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Whilst this is a Membership park, our rate reflects end of season visitors. This ranch has everything for the family however pool, spa and other amenities were already understandably closed. We were using Rapid City as a base to travel throughout the Badlands area and we stayed 7 nights. Facilities are excellent, sites large concrete with spacious grasslands around site and paved roads throughout. Park split into two sections. One for pets and the other for non-pets. Wi-fi was only fair but cable good. Imagine that this park would be very busy in season. We highly recommend and would stay here again. Stayed in 38ft motorhome with tow. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Non-pet
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

A family oriented park, this park offers many amenities and is better suited as a destination rather than simply a place to spend a night. Miniature golf, on site restaurant, swimming pool, even a gas station with reasonable prices, this park has a lot to offer, but mostly for their members.

Hart Ranch is a membership park and, as they should, their first priority is their members. They will not take a reservation more than 24 hours in advance forcing transient guests to do the 'Hart Ranch Shuffle' where you move from site to site if you stay more than one night. If you're a member, they'll arrange to have your RV in your site before you get there, and will move it to their storage lot after you leave. The problem this presents for transients is that you have no idea what time they'll do this, forcing you to 'hang out' till your assigned site has been vacated. Some days, as early as 10:00 AM, other days not till 1:00 PM. We were there to ride our motorcycle on the beautiful roads in this area, but spent too much time every day moving around the resort.

Sites are not cramped, but are not 'spacious' either; some pull through's, mostly back ins. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a membership park, our rate reflects being guests of a member. Sites are level, paved, and spacious. Many activities for families, restaurant and snack bar on site, and also a store and gas station. Grounds are well maintained and the green space between the rows provides a sense of openness. Non-members can stay in the park, but reservations can only be made 24 hours in advance. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

There's so much to see and do in this area - you're only 30-45 minutes from Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Don't miss the downtown area for the walking tour to see the bronze statues of our presidents and Art Alley.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here three night and will stay here again. We liked it so much, we bought a membership. Park was conveniently located. People were very friendly and helpful. Service was great. I have a 30ft motorhome with a tote. I had full hookups with cable. Power level was good. Everything worked fine. Restrooms and showers were nice. Nice pool and restaurant on sight. I like to stay in RV parks that are rated 8 or higher. This met my expectations. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rarely give a ten but this park definitely deserves it. It is well maintained, grass is mowed and trimmed, sites are level and spacious. Staff is very professional and friendly. The laundry was clean and all machines in working order. Had lunch in the restaurant. Prices were fair, food was good but two of the staff had multi-colored hair, in blue, yellow, green and red tints. Rather off putting especially for this facility. But that was the only thing that was the least bit negative. We will definitely return here again. Rate reflects our RPI rate. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a member park, but we were able to stay as guests at the very reasonable rate of $34/nt. Sites were spacious with a green belt behind, so you didn't feel too crowded. The park was perfectly situated to all of the amazing things to do in the area, yet off the main highway in a very peaceful and picturesque valley. There is a nice walking/biking path accessible from the park entrance. WiFi was a bit spotty from our site (#57), but walking up to the main lodge area and sitting in the rec area or outside, it worked very well. Satellite was not an issue and they let you wash your vehicles at your site. We opted for the mobile wash company, Pro Wash, who did a great job. This time of year was considered the off season, so the pool/hot tub area was closed which I understand, but was too bad because the temps were in the 80's and it would have been nice to use. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the park felt very secure. There is a "no pet" section, so those of us without pets can enjoy sitting outside without barking. We would highly recommend this park. Not sure what their policy is for guests in high season though. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful well maintained and landscaped resort. The activities available are carried and abundant. It is quite with superb security. We felt very safe and secure in leaving our rig to shop and explore. The office staff went our of their was to welcome us and provide suggestions for the activities off the resort that we were interested in perusing. The rate reflects our RPI membership rate. It is definitely worth a much higher rate if you do not have a special membership rate. We are looking forward to returning next time we are in Rapid City. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 260
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

RPI rate. Membership campground. Lots of shade, grass and paved double-wide sites. There are sites with water and electric only in the lower unit. Full hookups work well and utilities are well positioned. One drawback, in spite of all the great activities, is the "Hart Ranch Shuffle". Long term campers get preferential treatment to the extent that you may be told to move during your stay to accommodate. The campground is fairly close to Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wind Cave and Jewel Cave (others as well). This a great place to stay, The shuffle is irritating but not totally inconvenient. Everyone on staff has a great attitude. We did enjoy our stay and will return if in the area. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Good interior roads paved. Paved level sites with table. Easy access. All utilities worked. Laundry facilities are good. Rate is RPI member rate. This is a great location with lots of activities and restaurant on site. Lots of areas to walk dog but 1/2 of park is no pets. Verizon worked here as did satellite from rooftop. Plenty of room for slides outs. Only complaint is that they do not enforce their pet must be on leash policy so we had a cat visit on the steps of our motorhome. I complained but the person still let the cat and dog loose--appears to be a live-in. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a nice park. Easy access, wide interior streets. Some spaces need tree trimming but it was early in the season. Water sewer and electric are fine. WiFi is pretty bad but a 4G Verizon signal allowed internet connection. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We camped at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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