Crooked Creek is a nice campground. They had activities for the kids like a playground but we mainly used the campground as a resting point from which to go see Black Hills attractions. We did do a little gold-panning in the creek just so we could say we did that and for the kids. We primitive camped (no electricity or heat) in one of the Tipi tents the first night which the kids (6 and 9 year-old boys) can now have as a memory (good memory I hope but we sure did get cold early September 2011). The other two nights we stayed in a cabin with electricity and heat (no bathroom). The communal bathroom shower area (they only had one shower building open, maybe because summer season had just ended) was OK for the toilets (very clean at least) but the showers could really use some help in that while new and clean there was just practically no room to dress/undress. It was workable and otherwise a nice shower facility but the size of the shower stall dressing area left a lot to be desired. Also had to wait until after the morning rush to use the showers because they only had one building open and too much demand. Otherwise I don't have anything to complain about and overall it was a pleasant campground. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are so many campgrounds right off the highway that unless you make a real effort to go somewhere more isolated you are going to get some road noise which some reviewers have been critical of. We experienced no negative issues with the road noise and it certainly is not unique to Crooked Creek as stated. For what we paid I actually am really happy with what we got ($28.50 a night in a cabin with electricity and heat). We had a good time and would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crooked Creek Resort and RV Park is nestled in a valley of the southern Black Hills, just outside of Hill City, South Dakota. Minutes away from national monuments, the George S. Mickelson Trail, and many museums and shops, it is the perfect place to stay for vacationing families, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs, alike. Pack a lunch and spend the day hiking on the Mickelson Trail or soaking in the beauty of nature and wildlife at Custer State Park. Create a life-long memory by visiting Mount Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial. Enjoy the quaint mountain community of Hill City and spend an afternoon visiting art galleries, shopping, taking a ride on the 1880 Train, enjoying a glass of wine at one of our 4 wineries or have a cold brew at one of our 2 new Micro Breweries. Hill City has it all! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crooked Creek Hotel Hill City