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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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  • There is a lot of room to walk around and explore the lake. Room for fishing as well. A nice picnic area is available also. Just a short distance from Mt Rushmore.  more »
  • Beautiful spot. We just sat and relaxed but others were fishing. Lots of pine trees, beautiful flowers, calm, clear and ery relazing.  more »
  • i stay here for 10 days and night. i did not want to leave because its so beautiful.the water was nice the smell of the pine trees,made it so relazing to sleep at night. i just live slyvan lake,too. s...  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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