Crooked Creek Resort & RV Park is your summer ‘home away from home’. Located 2 miles south of Hill City on Hwy 16/385, the resort has convenient access to all the major attractions in the Southern Hills including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. Crooked Creek has a wide variety of lodging with 84 RV sites, 15 cabins, a 14-room lodge, 12 Presidential Creek Side Sites with a covered lounge area, wicker furniture, gas fire table, and gas grill, 3 deluxe Patio sites, and a community Pole Barn with musical entertainment and children’s movies. Opening this year is the Broken Spoke Cafe and Bakery offering all types of Coffees and Expresso along with tasty baked on-site bakery goods. Wine and Beer are also served at the Broken Spoke!
Other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, direct access to the Mickelson Trail, a General Store, Broken Spoke Cafe, laundry facility, and serving and selling wine and a great collection of beers. We’re excited to announce that as of May 15th, we will have a dedicated fiber-optic high-speed intranet line to LCCR. We also have a commerical kitchen and indoor eating area as well as an outdoor Pole barn available for rent. Enjoy the rippling creek and sounds of nature in this picturesque mountain meadow setting.
The Story of Larsson’s Crooked Creek
Many of our guest ask why our name has two “SS’s” in the spelling of Larsson’s while Eric and Lar’s last name is spelled with only one “S”. Businesses often use their family name as a source of pride, and we are no exception, except to say that our choice is also to reflect the values of our family and to pay honor to our father and Grand Father. Rev. Lawrence “Larry” Larsson immigrated to the United States from Sweden in the 1920’s along with his family seeking all the promise that America had to offer. At Ellis Island the immigration officers failed to understand that the name Larsson literally meant the son of Lars or Lars’s Son properly represented by the last name “Larsson”, so they removed one of the “S’s” from the name. Larry truly loved America and was so thankful for the opportunity it offered, and he never forgot his responsibilities as a citizen.
Larry loved to camp and beginning in 1961 he took his new Sears “Ted Williams” tent/popup trailer on a 3,000-mile trip throughout the US visiting our National Parks, including Mt Rushmore. Grand Pa always made friends wherever he went, always eager to befriend fellow campers and to find common ground that led to discussions from baseball to the love of nature (Grand Pa had turned down a chance to play for the Chicago White Sox in favor of finishing his studies to be become a Pastor). Grand Pa loved his family and saw camping as a way to limit outside interruptions from disturbing family time together. One of his most favorite loves of camping life was gathering around the evening campfire often playing his guitar and singing “cowboy” songs. On numerous occasions I remember the campfire growing with nearby neighbors and other instruments, singing under the stars well into the night. This tradition we encourage at Larsson’s Crooked Creek Resort and unless there is a fire ban you are welcome to gather your family and neighbors around the campfire.
Today, we look at the name “Larsson’s” as an example to follow, one of integrity and respect for all guest regardless of race, faith or income. Our hope is that all feel welcome and that all are welcoming! We challenge all our guest to be the kind of guest that you would want to be camped next to, respectful and welcoming! In the short time that we have been privileged to own the resort we have truly been blessed with so many guests that we now consider friends and part of the Crooked Creek Family. This past year we changed our slogan to “Turning strangers into friends and friends into family”!
Welcome to Larsson’s Crooked Creek Resort!
Eric Larson, General Manager
Paschal Perrotte, Operations Manager Lars Larson, Marketing Manager
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Please be aware that many GPS units do not work correctly in The Black Hills. The GPS coordinates are: latitude: 43.89956, longitude: -103.59240.
Please use GPS coordinates, or call us at 605-219-9517, and we will gladly assist you with directions.
Our General Store has a wide range of grocery items and basic necessities, including some RV supplies. We also have chilled wine & ice-cold beer, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, wood and ice.
PLEASE NOTE: As is common in the Black Hills, our Wifi is somewhat limited and not all devices connect. We have cable TV with approximately 11 channels.
The surrounding Black Hills National Forest offers over 3,000 miles of designated roads and trails for exploring the backcountry on ATV. Trail maps and passes can be purchased online or at the Exxon Station in Hill City trails can be seen at blackhillsdestinations.com. The Black Hills region provides a wide variety of outdoor activities including trail rides, hiking & biking, rock climbing, fishing, watching wildlife and more. Do as little or as much as you prefer for your Black Hills vacation!