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Horse Thief Campground

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, Hill City, SD 57745
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wright, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to HorseThief Campground! They are always the nicest people and most helpful staff!! Upgraded bathhouse, renovated sites, playground, pool, and rock mining for the kids!! We recommend this campground to everyone near and far!!

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Horse Thief was a last minute find for our family. We rented a very small cabin (T), barely big enough for 3 once we loaded in all our clothes and camping gear. Cabin had a fan and small frig (huge bonus for camping!). Staff was very friendly and helpful . Location was very convenient to Mt Rushmore, Hill City, Sylvan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights on our way to Glacier. It was a nice campground. The pool was fun for the kids and the grounds, bathroom and showers were clean and well maintained. There is a store that has the basics, ice, firewood, etc. It is close to Mt. Rushmore and lots of other attractions. We enjoyed our time there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is great for accessing the Sylvan lake area of Custer State Park. Stayed in a cottage. Maybe it was the humidity from a recent rain, but the firewood I bought from them was near impossible to light. Just smoldered til it was charred. That was my first impression as it was my first task. We rented a small cabin.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second stay at Horse Thief Campground. I had to return after visiting with my family about 10 years before, but this go-around I opted for a cabin instead of a tent. Everything about this property is incredible and definitely worth taking the time to write out a few words to get someone else out to experience this... More 

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Gardner, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent several days tent camping here. The shower house is clean and roomy, the store carries many necessities and ice and firewood. There is also wifi available when close to the bath house and store. I didn't use the pool but it appeared clean and well taken care of. There were many families enjoying it. If I'm ever back... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family of five which included three teenagers really enjoyed this campground. Great location which allowed us to see Mount Rushmore, Keystone, and Hill City. It is just off the Needles Highway which is a great drive in itself and provides great hiking. We stayed at a site that was at the end of the loop just down from the... More 

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Sterling, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Everybody was friendly. The tent site had lots of room. We were moved a bit up the hill by no fault of the campground. My site was flooded due to heavy spring snow and lots of rain all summer. Very close to major attractions, so if you plan to go out and about during your stay, this is a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We found this campground by accident and it's our new favorite campground here in the Hills. Tent sites are large with extremely well built pads. Appears to be plenty of space between tent sites so there's no feeling of being stacked on top of others. Clean hot showers. Friendly staff at checkin. And beautiful setting.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We loved our stay at this campground! The staff was super friendly from booking all the way through our visit. The bathrooms were clean (though a little cramped), the store well supplied, our cabin quite spacious. Nice laundry facility, close to Mount Rushmore and a cute little town. Our kids loved playing on the giant rocks. We had a great... More 

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