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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. It appears to be the lake seen north of Mount Rushmore in the 2007 Disney movie National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets when the entrance to the secret golden city of Cibola is found. However, the lake that is actually in the film is nearby Sylvan Lake, which is just five miles southwest of Mount Rushmore.The lake's name is derived from the fact a gang of horse thieves operated there.
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  • We did a quick 'drive-by' of this lake whale in the area. So pretty. It was very foggy with steam coming off the water. Probably a good place for a picnic if u have time.  more »
  • We enjoyed strolling around the man-made trail on the lake's edge and watching turtles and birds. We then tried hiking Horse Thief Lake Trail, but only made it 3/4 of a mile before the trail became ha...  more »
  • This is a nice little lake not far at all from Mount Rushmore National Monument. A kick stop and a short walk can be very refreshing.  more »