Horsethief Lake Campground


The Horsethief Lake Campground has 36 camp sites. A limited number of accessible sites are available. The is the closest campground to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and is a very popular lakeside campground.

At a Glance

Fees $26/Night for single unit, $2/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Keystone
Water: Potable Water available during the peak season only
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


The Horsethief Lake Day Use area is located on State Highway 244, two miles west of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Horsethief Lake Campground has a spur length of 50 feet.

Campground Camping

No. of Sites36 single site(s)
Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at\&parkId=70014\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites5 of 36