Larsson’s Crooked Creek Resort & RV Park ‘creates memories for generations’ and we work tirelessly to make your vacation dreams come true. Located 1.75 miles south of Hill City on Hwy 16/385, the resort has convenient access to all the major attractions in the Central Hills including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, UTV/ATV Trails accessible from the resort, the Michelson Trail (109 mile bike and walking trail) and Custer State Park. Crooked Creek has a wide variety of lodgings with 80+ RV sites, 11 cabins and a 14-room lodge. We offer 12 Presidential Creek Side Sites with a covered lounge area, furniture, gas fire table, and grills, 7 Deluxe Patio sites, 3 featuring outdoor kitchen areas and a community Entertainment Barn with musical entertainment and children’s movies. This year we are proud to announce our 2022 “Eagles” Landing and Tree House Family sites” that accommodate two RV’s and feature 2 level “Tree House-like Gazebos” with ample seating area, their own private rest room, mini fridge and cooking area. These “double decker’s” are the first of their type of anywhere in the world, that we know about, and are designed for views, casual conversation, protection from the sun and rain, and great family or friends time! Availability is limited so book early!
Other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, direct access to the Mickelson Trail, access to the UTV/ATV trails nearby, a General Store, laundry facility, serving and selling wine and a great collection of beers as well. We’re excited to announce that we will have free basic high-speed internet available at LCCR and a streaming option for those needing faster access. Enjoy the rippling creek and sounds of nature in this picturesque mountain meadow setting nestled in the pines.
The Story of Larsson’s Crooked Creek
Many of our guests ask why our name has a double “ss” in the spelling of Larsson’s while Eric and Lars last name is spelled with only one “s”. Businesses often use their family name to honor their heritage, and we are no exception. 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 “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 and Monuments, 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 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. We encourage this tradition 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 guests regardless of race, faith, or income. Our hope is that all feel welcome and that all are welcoming! We challenge all our guests 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 those we now consider friends and part of the Larsson’s Crooked Creek Family. This past year we changed our slogan to “Turning strangers into friends and friends into family because that has truly happened!
Welcome to Larsson’s Crooked Creek Resort!
Eric Larson, General Manager
Paschal Perrotte, Operations Manager
Lars Larson, Marketing Manager
PLEASE NOTE: As is common in the Black Hills, our Wi-Fi is somewhat limited and not all devices connect. We have basic cable TV with approximately 8 channels
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.
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!