RV Parks & Campgrounds

Horsethief Lake Campground US Forest Service

4.5 Stars 4.5 - 4 Reviews  $$
(605) 574-4402
Hill City, South Dakota


May - September

Total: 36

Water, Tents, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Campfire


June 4, 2021 - reviewed by Dave
5.0 Stars   
Very nice basic campground. I would not bring my car in on a dolly again although we made it work. Spaces are tight. The views are beautiful.

June 23, 2019 - reviewed by Skip
4.0 Stars   $13
Not Bad, Not Great
Family and pet friendly. Fishing lake with trout. Make sure you have a fishing license, as the wardens do check. Sites are a comfortable distance from each other. We have a 30' bumper pull TT and had no trouble getting into our site. Most sites wouldn't accommodate a rig that size, though. I would not want to bring a class A in. Only downside is the toilets are loaded with flies, smell, and there are only 2. We used ours in the trailer, though. One complaint is there are two loops, one for tents only. The loop for RVs also allows tents, and they often take the largest sites, leaving no room for RVers. They should only allow tents in the tent sites. Beware of poison ivy EVERYWHERE. No cell phone coverage. $26, $13 with senior pass. A little high, in my opinion, for dry camping. The host was friendly, helpful, and did the best they could.

September 13, 2018 - reviewed by Steve
5.0 Stars   
Great Location!

June 3, 2018 - reviewed by Judy
4.0 Stars   $13
Nice Close To Mt. Rushmore
Small campground. Paved roads. Most sites gravel. A couple have concrete pads. Some sites can be reserved. Some are walkups. One section is reserved for tent camping only. Most sites are small. No electricity or water at sites. Water is available. Pit toilets look like they are well taken care of. Great hiking around the lake. Nice bridges over the water and walkway is very nice. Quite hours are 10-6. Generators allowed outside those hours. It was a quiet park if you don't mind the road traffic from the highway leading to/from Mt. Rushmore. Rigs over 30ft. Would find it hard to get a site. Also, while our site #20 was level side to side, we could quite get it level front to back.

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