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Horse Thief Lake, Keystone

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Stopped by after a trip to Mount Rushmore and witnessed the most gorgeous views of this beautiful lake!  more »
  • Quiet lake with walking path around.....good swimming and close to Mt. Rushmore. No motorized boats....clean  more »
  • Just 15 minutes from rapid city..a tranquil and beautiful place to fish and enjoy nature. Well maintained and not as populated as the larger lakes...quiet and peaceful.
  • That's the best lake to go. It's very peaceful.

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