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Campgrounds Rapid City SD

I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle.

Hart Ranch Camping Resort
(800) 421-7116, (605) 399-2582
23756 Arena Drive
Rapid City, SD
Number of Sites
466 Total Camp/RV Sites,466 Electric and Water,400 Full Hookups,45 Max RV Length,71 Rental Units,71 Total Rental Units,
Amenities
Cable TV,Dump Station,Fenced Pet Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,Ice Cream Shop,Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Religious Services,Restaurant,RV Service/Repair,Snack Bar,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade,Game room,Basket Ball,Beach Volleyball,Bike Rentals,Exercise Facilities,Golf Carts,Horse Shoes,Hot Tub,Mini Golf,Nature Trails,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,Shuffleboard,Swimming Pool,Tennis,

Rapid City KOA
(800) 421-7116, (605) 348-2111
3010 E Highway 44
Rapid City, SD
Number of Sites
209 Total Camp/RV Sites,209 Electric and Water,170 Full Hookups,85 Pull-Thru Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Marina,Swimming Pool,

Tee Pee Campground
(605) 343-6319
Highway 16
Rapid City, SD
 
Horse Creek Inn Campground
(605) 574-2908
23570 Highway 385
Rapid City, SD
 
Hart Ranch Camping Resort Club
(605) 399-2582
23756 Arena Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Rapid City KOA Kampground
(605) 348-2111
3010 E Highway 44
Rapid City, SD
 
Fort Welikit Family Campground
(605) 787-7898
9119 Foothills Rd
Black Hawk, SD
 
Happy Holiday Campground
(605) 342-7365
8990 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD
 
Whispering Pines Campground
(605) 341-3667
22700 Silver City Rd
Rapid City, SD
 
Lazy J Rv Park & Kampground
(605) 342-2751
4110 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD
 

Sitting around the Campfire

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February 16, 2010 by Denise N. Crew · 2 Comments  

sitting by the fire

Baby Girl keeps C's lap warm as we start the campfire

I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle. Also there’s the enjoyment of just chatting with family and friends with no gadgets to interrupt the conversation.

The most important thing about cooking over the campfire is having long enough forks, trust me your non-singed knuckle hair will thank you. We love s’mores, there’s just something about that gooey mess that tastes so good. We learned it’s better to do your cracker/chocolate setup before roasting your marshmallow, nothing worse then having your perfectly toasted marshmallow hit the dirt while you fiddle around breaking the graham cracker in half, there’s no 5 second rule for that. A word to the wise, if you’re thinking a marshmallow Peep is going to make a s’more taste even better, think again, you toast the Peep and the sugar coating reaches the temperature of molten lava. So while those sitting around the campfire might enjoy the laugh, you’ll have a burnt tongue for your efforts. Please don’t ask how I know, I just do. Also when your kids have a brilliant idea, let them try it out first!

eating a s'more

Little Man enjoying a s'more

I’m a pretty creative cook, so I know about 10 different ways to cook a hotdog, but the best way is over the campfire. We also like to do pigs in the blanket for a treat. Roast your hotdog over the fire and when it’s almost done, wrap the hotdog with a crescent roll. (be careful, it’s hot) then return to roasting the hotdog over the campfire till the crescent it toasted. Don’t try to cook the hotdog and the crescent at the same time, the crescent will be doughy and gross on the inside. Now if you want a more grown up taste try Johnsonville Brats, they are out of this world cooked over a campfire.

So while all this cooking is going on, there’s usually some good conversation shared as well. Whether it’s just our immediate family or we’re camping with extended family and friends there’s always jokes and laughter. We’ll talk about camping trips past, what the plans are for the following day, sometimes even a hope or a dream one of the kids have. A campfire seems to bring out the best of family camping.

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