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“not so bad in a tent - campground resort with hotel”

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Crooked Creek Resort and RV Park
owatonna
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“not so bad in a tent - campground resort with hotel”
Reviewed 24 August 2010

I was kindof consirned with some of the reviews on the net. Once I got there I found out the sheriff drives thou 4 times a day, the owners do their rounds of inspection. Bathrooms exceeded expecation, wonderful pool after a long day of site seeing, and everything is with in 20 miles like rushmore, crazy horse, bear country etc is all centerally located from this resort.
They have an option of all you can eat pancakes everymorning, for 3 dollars, and they also have add ons like bacon sausage eggs potatoe biscutes and sausage... wonderful variety for the morning.

I loved the fact we were close to the potties, play equipment, and pool... it made life a lot easier with little kids... :O)

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 August 2010

My wife, Daughter and I stayed in a tent at crooked creek for 5 days and enjoyed it very much! We set our tent up next to the creek and close to the bathroom/showers. The staff was excellent and helpful, took the time to stop by our camp site and ask how things were going and also asked if we needed anything and offered tips on things to do in the black hills. The location was excellent! We were able to drive to an attraction go to our camp site for lunch then move on to another attraction with ease. We were fairly close to the highway and had no problems with traffic noise.

This was our second time staying at Crooked Creek campground and would definetly stay there and recommend to others! The grounds were mainted beautifully and we were close to every attraction we wanted to see when we visited.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Johnstown, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

Located a few miles from Hill City, many of the Black Hills towns and tourist locations are within a reasonable drive. Also, Hill City has many amenities and fun thing to do as well.

The campgrounds where maintained decent and the kids did enjoy the pool. However, quite time is not enforced whatsoever. Expect campfire parties to continues until 3 AM (at least we did).

The complaints I have are mostly to do with ownership and management. They truely have no concept of customer service. After making a reservation about a month out, I learned on my arrival that I had to move my RV from one site to another in the middle of our stay. When you are in the middle of a vacation with your family and every hour of every day means something, this was unexecusable to me. They basically told me "its just the way it is" and did not even attempt to make it right in anyway whatsoever. Making matters worse, the imcompetent staff could not even get the story strait on what day we actually had to move.

Someone also mentioned the prices of items in the store. Everything was ridiculous in there.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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MANKATO
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2009

These camping cabins are great at 50% off, which it was when we stayed here. The campground and land are clean and tidy, with a stream running through. Our cabin had 3 double beds, so my husband, myself, and our son could spread out! Plenty of room for luggage. On the downside, the bathrooms are down a short, rather steep hill, especially at night. On the plus side, if you were to come with a big group, this same property contains not only the campground and camping cabins, but also a motel and other, more traditional cabins.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

One is close to Hill City and the other is further north. We camped with a tent in an RV site at the camp ground about two miles from Hill City and thought it was really good. We have two kids, 11 and 13, camped in site 5, which is right up against the pool and play ground. If you have kids, this is a great site becauseI could sit in my camp site, watch the kids play in the pool and at the play area and not worry about it. I think site 3 or 4 would be the best if you have kids because of being right by the restroom and playground. I've read some bad reviews, but people must be talking about hte other Crooked Creek campground. If you want quiet and not be bothered by traffic going to the restrooms and pool, do not stay in sites 1 - 6 because they do get alot of traffic, ,but that was fine with me. The kids could run to the nice, newly renovated restoom and I could watch them from the campsite wtihout having to walk them across the camp ground. The washer/drayers were recently updated and very nice. They have a very small general store, but HIll City if a short drive away for more groceries. This is also very convenient to all the tourist sites. Would definitely stay there again. Lots of families, kids riding bikes, and alot cheaper than the KOA or other camp sites. Its an older campground, but thought it was nicely managed. There are cabins, but they are right up against the road and Highway 16 is a major road, these cabins were noisey, but at the camp sites, you could hear traffic a little, but it wasn't bad or disruptive. In the summer time, they also have a very reasonable cooked breakfast, so its not necessary to cook your own breakfast. We cooked most of our meals at the camp site, there is a fire pit and a picnic talbe provided. One neighbor was msising a fire ring and the managemennt had a replacement fire ring there in minutes. Its a good idea to cook most of the meals because the restaurants in the area are expensive, there is no fastfood except in Rapid City. The parks all had nice picinic areas so you could bring your own meals and eat outside while enjoying nature. Its a vacation that you can make as cheap or expensive as you want.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Lakewood, CO
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Reviewed 14 September 2009

We had a Trailmanor for camping there. Everything clean and worked well. Upon asking, staff helped with ideas on things to see in the area. Great value when 50% off!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2009

We have stayed at several campgrounds and this one has been the worst. It is a good location, and updated showers but the management is poor.

We did the tent sight while other family did the hotel. Toilets were clogged with others feces, hair in the showers. (we stayed for 3 days, this was not a one time thing) We would have left but they would not refund our money. Laundry services cost $6 to do one load. Campground was noisy ~ not that the owners could control that. Bed's in hotel were dirty, door would not shut, and water did not stay hot. The pool is small and with all the guest in it there was no room for anyone else.

To make a long story short ~ I was not pleased.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Crooked Creek Resort and RV Park
Address: 24184 HYW 16 & US 385, Hill City, SD 57745
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Hill City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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