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Horse Thief Lake, Keystone

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Horse Thief Lake is a lake in Pennington County, South Dakota. It is approximately two miles northwest of Mount Rushmore, the closest lake to the monument. The lake's name is derived from the fact a gang of horse thieves operated there.
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  • Cant believe there are reviews for lakes but alright. Great lake for fishing and a good trail. Will come back again  more »
  • The Lake is very small and on the edge of the road some minutes from Mount Rushmoore. I did the campgrounds around the Lake, but I was disappointed by this lake which was very welcoming, Brown and opaque. in 3 days of camping on the Lake we don't we are not bathed only once!
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  • A very picturesque lake. Stop on the side of the highway or take the main road down to the lake to walk the path along the waters edge.  more »
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  • Beautiful! I wish I had my fishing gear
  • Great trails, well kept, and beautiful beautiful vistas.
  • The access he is kinda limited but it pays off with soft breezes, and the soft sounds of a gently lapping lake. Visit in the summer to soak your feet and cool down. The fishing is better in spring if that's your preference.
  • We passed this Lake going into Mount Rushmore. And I made a bookmark to stop back on our way out and I was glad we did.
  • Nice trail into wilderness area
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