Originally Posted by TTNewbees
Looking to head back to black hills and glacier national park this summer. Looks like KOA will get our money in west glacier but deciding on the black hills stay. We have stayed at rafter j bar and liked it but thought the KOA looked good when we were there during our trip 2 years ago. Has anyone stayed at both that can offer a recommendation? Seems to be more action or things to do at koa. Thoughts, insights or experience at either welcome. Want to book this week.
The KOA is better, if you have kids, and need activities for them. If not, it's more crowded than Rafter J Bar, and not as appealing if you are just looking for a nice campground in the out-of-doors.
Any of the Custer State Park Resort campgrounds are nice, too, but as with Rafter J Bar, there aren't "activities" for kids.
If you want to boondock, you camp anywhere in the Black Hills National Forest at no cost.
And if you're coming through Yankton, SD, the campgrounds at Lewis & Clark Lake are very nice. You can find information on the SD State Parks and Recreation Areas at SD GFP | State Parks | campsd.com