Horsethief Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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.

Horsethief Campground

At a Glance

Fees $26/Night for single unit, $7/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

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 36 single site(s)
Reservation Info This 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 sites 5 of 36

RV Camping

Horsethief Lake Campground has a spur length of 50 feet.

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