We drove from Medora, ND 248 miles to Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.  Hart Ranch is a beautiful time share campground resort which we purchased 28 years ago when our boys were small.  This is a wonderful family campground with beautiful facilities and activities for the children all during the day. Lap swim for adults is at 8:00am followed by aerobics from 9:00-10:00.

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Front of Lodge—Registration Area

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Back of Lodge where pool table, TV,  games area, and fitness center are located.

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I did the water aerobics each morning and Tom and I ended each day by sitting in the hot tub.

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This is the recreation center for the kids.  Ben enjoyed spending time here and playing gaga ball all in the arena below.

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Putt Putt Course


Bicycle rentals


Volleyball anyone?

We spent eight days here which is the longest we have ever stayed at any location.  We had a wonderful time, but definitely had some hot weather with temperatures between the high 90’s to as high as 107. Even though it was still in the 90s n the evenings, it felt very comfortable to be walking around the park or riding our bicycles.

Trip Statistics 

  • We 248 miles to  Hart Ranch.  Total driven so far is 5,840
  • We’ve driven the CRV 413 miles for a total of 2,594 miles.  Total for both vehicles = 8,641
  • Hart Ranch is $10 per night for members.  Campground total for trip = $2,374.21 or an average of $37.10 per night
  • We paid $3.179 per gallon for gas in Rapid City and have spent $3,367.71 so far on the trip.