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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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  • We took the time to stop and enjoy the quietness of the peaceful surrounding area. There was a pier where one could go out and watch the fish jump, and take in the beauty of the surrounding environmen...  more »
  • The Horse Thief Lake is very beautiful and absolutely worth to visit! So stop for a walk and enjoy the beauty of the nature.  more »
  • Beautiful small lake just minutes from Rushmore. Paved path with areas to sit as well as restrooms. Nice easy walk to stretch you legs or a nice area for an impromptu lunch.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful lake where you can camp and fish. Restroom facilities. Nice trailhead up the road as well.
  • Beautiful lake. It is also not far from Mt. Rushmore. Well worth a stop to appreciate nature.
  • Was very nice place quite but the squirrel was entertaining , would take a lunch and my fishing pole .
  • Beautiful Lake, perfect for picnicking or boating, great place to take the kids. Not overly crowded
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