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Horse Thief Lake

Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota USA

Free
Free to Visit
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“closest campsite to mt. rushmore”

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. It appears to be the lake seen north of Mount Rushmore in the 2007 Disney movie National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets when the entrance to the secret golden city of Cibola is found. However, the lake that is actually in the film is nearby Sylvan Lake, which is just five miles southwest of Mount Rushmore. The lake's name is derived from the fact a gang of horse thieves operated there.

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Horse Thief Lake

Black Hills National Forest
South Dakota
USA

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
National forest
Max Stay
14
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Tent Sites
  • Potable Water
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Water Hookup
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