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Horse Thief Lake, Keystone

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#9 of 25 in Things to do in Keystone
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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 path around the lake. It is so serene here, even with people all about. You can take all manner on non-motorized vehicles out. We saw folks fishing and camping too. This is a place I'd... 
    We took the path around the lake. It is so serene here, even with people all about. You can take all manner on non-motorized vehicles out. We saw folks fishing and camping too. This is a place I'd...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed kayaking this lake. Not crowded in the least. In fact got the impression it was rather a hidden gem. 
    Thoroughly enjoyed kayaking this lake. Not crowded in the least. In fact got the impression it was rather a hidden gem.  more »
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  • Great views hard fishing spot though
  • Nice except for the constant tourist helicopters. Felt like back on army base.

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