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Black Hills

2024 Season: May 1-October 6!

Explore the beauty of HTR Black Hills (formerly American Buffalo Campground). This unique destination is home to Mount Rushmore as well as numerous national and state parks, local attractions, and iconic events like the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. So, stay awhile when you tour all the mountains, canyons, caves, and rock formations with the spectacular backdrop of South Dakota. Nestled under tall pine trees, in the heart of the wonderful Black Hills, our on-site recreational facilities include a heated swimming pool & hot tub (open Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting), mini golf, a playground area for children, basketball court, horseshoe pits, and wooded walking trails offer something for everyone!

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13752 S US Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702

info-bhl@htrresorts.com

(605) 342-5368

Site Amenities
  • Basketball
  • Bathhouses
  • Heated Swimming Pool (Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
Experiences
  • Badlands National Park
  • Black Hills National Forest
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Devil’s Tower National Monument
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Every August)
  • Wind Cave National Park
Accommodations

Site Types

Glamping Tents

Glamp in style on your next Badlands and Black Hills-area adventure! Our glamping tents are a unique vacation rental that sleeps five. these glamping tents feature a kitchenette (with mini-fridge and microwave), a living and dining area, a private bathroom (with glass-enclosed shower), and two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a set of bunk beds and a full bed. Great spaces continue outdoors with a furnished front deck, a picnic table, a fire ring, and WiFi.

Premium FHU Sites

Experience the tranquility of nature with our 30/50 amp premium large gravel sites, complete with fire rings and picnic tables for your convenience. Take a relaxing stroll to the nearby bathhouse, camp store, community grilling area, and rentable pavilion, which are perfect for hosting reunions and gatherings.

RV Deluxe Sites

Choose your ideal setting for the ultimate camping experience with our Deluxe Full Hook Up Sites. We have both Pull Thru and Back Ins, and both styles offer two options, a sturdy concrete pad or a cozy patio, to suit your preference. Whichever you choose, you’ll have access to all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including a barrel charcoal grill and stone fire pit for unforgettable memories. Street lamps provide a cozy ambiance, and outdoor seating allows for ample relaxation. Conveniently located just across the street from the bathhouse and laundry and within walking distance of the camp store, community grilling area, and rentable pavilion, these sites are perfect for reunions and gatherings. Take a refreshing dip in the heated pool or catch up on laundry in the on-site facility. Book now and elevate your camping experience to the next level!

Deluxe Gazebo Pull Thru (L15)

Introducing our newly renamed Presidential Pull Thru Site, where luxury meets the great outdoors. Situated in a more secluded area away from the noise of the campground, these high-class sites offer a concrete pad and all the amenities you need to make your stay truly special. This site is the perfect accommodation for families and large groups looking for the perfect backdrop to your next adventure or reunion. Relax in the covered gazebo featuring a hand-built stone fireplace with a large flat-screen TV hanging above it, two comfortable couches, a minifridge, and a chandelier while grilling up a delicious meal on the provided gas grill. The stone countertop and table with chairs provide the perfect setting, and the private fire ring and seating area allow you to enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Guests can take a leisurely stroll to the nearby bathhouse, camp store, community grilling area, and rentable pavilion – perfect for reunions and gatherings. You can also cool off in the refreshing heated pool or catch up on laundry in the convenient laundry facility.

RV Water and Electric Sites

Our Water and Electric sites are designed to make your set-up process easy and hassle-free, so you can start enjoying your surroundings right away. Located within walking distance from our nearby bathhouse, camp store, community grilling area, and rentable pavilion – perfect for reunions and gatherings. Plus, you’ll have easy access to mini-golf, a playground, and basketball court, right across from your site. Each site features a picnic table, gravel pad, and a dump station located on the property.

Log Cabin

Are you looking for a cozy cabin with all the essential amenities for a comfortable stay? Our studio log cabins are the perfect fit for you. Each cabin features one room with either one queen and one bunk bed and a private bathroom with a standing shower. Linens and bath towels are provided for your convenience, and you can unwind in front of the TV. The wall unit AC will keep you cool during those hot summer days.

Enjoy outdoor cooking with your charcoal grill and picnic table, or join in on the fun at our community grilling area and rentable pavilion- perfect for reunions and gatherings. Take a dip in our heated pool or get your laundry done at our on-site laundry facility, all just a short walk from your cabin. Join fellow campers around the nearby community fire pit and create lasting memories.

Rustic Cabin (G4-G6)

Our cozy 4-person Rustic Cabin offers an optimal peaceful rustic experience. Just a short walk away from the bathhouse, camp store, community grilling area, rentable pavilion, heated pool and laundry facilities. The cabin features a Queen bed and a bunk bed for maximum occupancy. Linens and bath towels are provided for your convenience. Relax and enjoy the nearby community fire pit or unwind in the cabin with a TV and nightstand. Please note that this is a studio cabin without water, but it does have a wall unit AC to keep you comfortable during your stay.

Guesthouse (G7-G15)

Our newly renovated guesthouse accommodates up to 4 guests and is equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The unit features a full kitchen with stovetop, full bath, charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring. The sleeping area includes a Queen bed and a twin bunk, with linens and bath towels provided. Other amenities include a TV, full fridge, microwave, tableware, and cookware for your convenience. The unit is equipped with a wall unit AC for your comfort. Guests can take a leisurely stroll to the nearby camp store, community grilling area, and rentable pavilion – perfect for reunions and gatherings. You can also cool off in the refreshing heated pool or catch up on laundry in the convenient laundry facility.

Family Cabin (G16-G17)

Experience the ultimate family vacation in our 6-person Family Cabin. This cozy cabin features 3 bedrooms, each with a comfortable double bed, perfect for a restful night’s sleep. The living room is a great gathering place for family movie nights or game nights. The full kitchen comes equipped with everything you need to prepare delicious meals, including a full kitchen with a fridge, cooktop, microwave, tableware and dining table with chairs. Linens and bath towels are provided for your comfort, and you can enjoy your morning coffee with the provided coffee maker. The cabin also features a full bath, wall unit AC, charcoal grill, picnic table and fire ring, making it the perfect home away from home. Walking distance from the camp store and rentable pavilion, it’s the ideal location for reunions and gatherings. Guests can enjoy the convenience of the nearby pool and laundry facilities. The living room features a TV and two comfortable couches.

One Bedroom Guesthouse (G19)

Our One Bedroom Guesthouse provides ample sleeping space for your next family or group getaway. You’ll find all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including an A/C wall unit, TV in the master bedroom, and a well-equipped kitchen with a coffee maker, full-size fridge, microwave, tableware, and cookware. The bathroom features a standing shower, and linens and bath towels are provided. Enjoy outdoor meals with the charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring. Take advantage of the nearby camp store, rentable pavilion, heated pool, and laundry facilities. Relax in the living area, which features a dining table, chairs, and two comfortable couches.

Two Bedroom Guesthouse (G18)

Our Two Bedroom Guesthouse provides ample sleeping space for your next family or group getaway. You’ll find all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including an A/C wall unit, TV in the master bedroom, and a well-equipped kitchen with a coffee maker, full-size fridge, microwave, tableware, and cookware. The bathroom features a standing shower, and linens and bath towels are provided. Enjoy outdoor meals with the charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring. Take advantage of the nearby camp store, rentable pavilion, heated pool, and laundry facilities. Relax in the living area, which features a dining table, chairs, and two comfortable couches.

Forest View Cabin (G20)

Escape to the serene forest in style and comfort with our cozy 2/4 person Forest View Cabin. Immerse yourself in nature without compromising comfort. This cabin comes with a plush king bed, sofa sleeper, TV, full kitchen and full bathroom. Linens, bath towels, tableware and cookware are provided. This cabin comes with all the modern comforts needed such as a coffee maker, full fridge, microwave, wall unit AC, and fully furnished back deck with breathtaking forest views. Unwind with a sizzling BBQ on the charcoal grill, or gather around the fire ring for a cozy evening. With nearby amenities, our cabin is the ultimate getaway for your next gathering. Book now and experience the best of forest living!

Bunkhouse (G21)

This open-room cabin comfortably sleeps 6 with a double bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. The kitchenette is equipped with a full fridge, sink, microwave, and coffee maker. Outside, you’ll find a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring to gather around. Enjoy meals at the dining table or relax on the loveseat where you can watch TV. The bathroom features a standing shower. Linens and bath towels are provided. The cabin is conveniently located within walking distance of the camp store, rentable pavilion, pool, and laundry facilities.

3 Bedroom Family Lodge (G22)

3 bedroom lodge

Our G22 accommodation sleeps 8 and features three cozy bedrooms, each equipped with a double bed, making it the perfect place for groups of up to 8 people. The cabin also has a full kitchen, dining room, and a full bath. Outside, there are charcoal grills and picnic tables available for use. Guests can easily access the camp store, rentable pavilion, pool, and laundry, all within walking distance. Linens and bath towels are provided, and there’s a TV in the living room for entertainment. A full fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and tableware/cookware are also provided for added convenience. The cabin is fitted with a wall unit AC to keep you cool during hot summer days.

4 Bedroom Family Lodge (G23)

4 Bedroom Lodge

Our G23 accommodation sleeps 9 and features 4 bedrooms with four double beds and one single bed. The cabin also has a full kitchen, dining room, and a full bath. Outside, there are charcoal grills and picnic tables available for use. Guests can easily access the camp store, rentable pavilion, pool, and laundry, all within walking distance. Linens and bath towels are provided, and there’s a TV in the living room for entertainment. A full fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and tableware/cookware are also provided for added convenience. The cabin is fitted with a wall unit AC to keep you cool during hot summer days.

Retreat Lodge (G24)

5 bedroom Lodge

This spacious cabin comfortably sleeps 15 and features 5 bedrooms with 5 double beds, 2 bunk beds, and 1 single bed. It has a full kitchen, dining room, 2 baths, and a large back deck with a charcoal grill, picnic table, and fire ring. The cabin is conveniently located within walking distance from the camp store, a rentable pavilion perfect for reunions and gatherings, a heated pool, and laundry. Linens and bath towels are provided for your convenience, as well as a dining table and chairs, TV in the living room, full fridge, microwave, coffee maker, tableware, and cookware. The cabin also comes with a dishwasher, central AC and heat, making it the perfect choice for large groups or families.

Safari Tents

Escape to our remarkable NEW Safari Tent, perfect for up to 2 guests. This pet-friendly studio tent includes a cozy queen bed and offers unparalleled comfort. These sites are just a short walk to the bathhouses, camp store, community grilling area, rentable pavilion, heated pool, and laundry facilities. Embrace outdoor living with a picnic table and fire pit on site. Immerse yourself in nature, create lasting memories, and indulge in the perfect blend of luxury and adventure. Book your extraordinary glamping experience today and discover a world of serenity and sophistication.

Note: Linens are provided. Smoking is not permitted in the safari tents.

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Get Away, Close to Home Locals Deal (BHS)

Hey neighbors! Check out this exclusive locals offer: Stay two nights or more and save 25%!* Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a refreshing quick getaway in South Dakota’s Black Hills. Book your backyard spring escape today! When: Valid for stays from April 5 – June 14, 2024! *Terms & Conditions: Reservations are required, and … Continued

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Leap into Savings – Buy 2 Nights, Get 1 Free (BHS)

Leap into Spring with our exclusive offer: Buy Two Nights, Get One Free!* Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a refreshing spring getaway in South Dakota’s Black Hills. This limited-time sale ends on March 31, 2024! Book your spring escape today! When: Valid for stays through June 12, 2024! *Terms & Conditions: Reservations are required, … Continued

Promocode: 24LEAP

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Military Savings (BHS)

To those who protect and serve, we salute you! Get away to our Black Hills, South Dakota, campground and save up to 10% on getaways! When: Valid for the entire 2024 camping season! Terms & Conditions: A valid military ID is required to qualify for this offer. Subject to availability at the time of booking. … Continued

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  • Black Hills

Hometown Heroes Discount (BHS)

Thank you to our hometown heroes – our police, firefighters, emergency medical service providers, nurses, and teachers – for everything you do! Escape to the Black Hills, South Dakota, and save up to 10% on getaways! When: Valid for the entire 2024 camping season! Terms & Conditions: A valid qualifying hometown hero ID is required … Continued

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  • Black Hills
FAQ

Have Questions About Your Stay? We Got You.

No. Only golf carts rented from HTR Black Hills are allowed on the property.

Yes. Quiet hours start at 11 PM each night.

Yes! All visitors need to stop and report to the office in order to get a visitor parking pass.

2:00 p.m. for RVs and 3:00 p.m. for Cabins

Office hours are 8:30 – 7:00 p.m. during season.

We have a unique array of neighboring wildlife. With the hustle and bustle of the campground, it is unlikely to encounter large animals on the site. We do ask guests to always stay aware of their surroundings and avoid engaging with wildlife. Hunting, trapping or the pursuit of wildlife is strictly prohibited on site.

Yes, we offer Good Sam and Military discounts.

Yes, we have a coin operated laundry facility.

Yes, all our cabins come with linens and bath towels.

Two residential pets are allowed on all sites except our Glaming and Safari tents. Pets will require proof of rabies vaccination We require all pets to be on a leash and ask that guests pick up after their pets.

Smoking and vaping is allowed on personal RV and tent sites. Guests are prohibited from smoking or vaping inside cabins and community areas.

We promote a safety-first culture here at HTR Black Hills. Some sites do not allow us to follow the spacing regulations set forth by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Wildland Fire Division. For your convenience, 2 community fire pits are available for use by all guests.

Minigolf and the playground are open from sunrise to sunset.

Yes! We have a 15 person cabin that is available for rent and comes with everything needed to comfortably house your entire party. We also have a rentable pavilion that is perfect for hosting day time activities such as reunions and gatherings.

Early check-in or late check-out times may be available, but please check with the park office first.

We understand that plans can change unexpectedly, and we want to ensure that our cancellation policy is fair to all our guests. As such, we have implemented a clear and concise cancellation policy for our property.

We require full payment upon booking and have implemented a 30-day cancellation policy. If you choose to cancel your reservation via email 31 days or more before your confirmed arrival date, a $35 cancellation fee will be retained, and the remaining deposit will be refunded to you. However, if you choose to cancel via email 30 days or less prior to your arrival, 50% of the total booking will be refunded.

Please note that no-shows will be charged for the full reservation and early departures are non-refundable. All cancellations must be received via email and a cancellation confirmation will be sent to you via email as well. Please ensure that you receive this confirmation and understand that no cancellations will be accepted via telephone.

If you have any questions, please contact our staff at (605) 342-5368.

  • Car Rentals: Enterprise at Rapid City Airport.
  • Mobile RV Repair:
    • Travel Tyme – Doug Russell – (605) 877 – 6053
    • True North – Andrae Daniels – (605) 939 – 6426
  • RV Mobile Doc – Don Nichols – (910) 998 – 3600 (text or call)
  • Diesel Repair:
    • RNJ Auto Inc. – (605) 786 – 4222
    • Infiniti Diesel – (605) 393 – 5533
  • Mount Rushmore: about 15 minutes.
  • Crazy Horse: about 20 minutes.
  • Grocery Stores:
    • Conoco: 1 mile south of the resort.
    • Walmart: about 15 minutes away (in Rapid City).
    • Safeway: there are 2 locations, Mt. Rushmore Road, and Mountain View Road.
  • Nearest Restaurants:
    • Gas Light in Rockerville.
    • There are many restaurants in Rapid City!
  • Urgent Care: Black Hills Urgent Care on Mountain View Road across from Safeway.

We are excited about the future expansion of our RV sites and the remodeling of our cabins! Stay tuned for details of some incredible upgrades!

Our guest service representatives will be happy to try and accommodate a group who would like to stay together. Site availability and size of RVs will be factors in accommodating these types of requests. Please call our office for details: (605) 342 – 5368.

A majority of our sites come equipped with both fire pits and outdoor seating. Amenities vary from site to site, so we recommend reading through our descriptions to learn more.  All guests have access to our 24 hour bathhouse, community grilling area, laundry service, playground* and mini golf course*.

*Hours may vary

The office stays open to accommodate check-in up until dusk. Our park roads are tree-lined and hilly, so for the safety of all guests, those arriving after the office closes will have received instructions from our guest service representative prior to their arrival.

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