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Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have a five year old and three year old and we were traveling with another family with a four year old and a one year old. We wanted to camp but didn't want to freeze or get rained out. This campground was perfect. The cabins were rustic, no running water, so it felt like camping. But they had padded bunk beds, heat, and A/C so they were very comfortable. Cabins and camp sites are well spaced and the area is very wooded so it felt isolated and private. We also really enjoyed the heated pool, playground, and hike to Lookout Point behind the campground. Everyone was very friendly. We would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We felt like we were really camping. Trees, view was gorgeous! Would go back there again in a heartbeat! The store had anything we needed as well. The kids loved the pool & play yard. The location is perfect for taking day trips

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank w3sternski3s
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The people in the office were super nice. We stayed at a tent site with no electric. I told them were were teachers on summer vacation looking for a quieter more adult site. They put us in a shady tent site up on a hill away from all the kids. It was great! We had tons of space to ourselves. We had campfires in the pit both nights (we loved it so much we stayed an extra night). We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank eharlow
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed 4 nights in June. We asked to be near the bathroom, so we only had a few steps to them. The bathrooms are very clean. The location is great for touring the Black Hills area, especially our favorite park, Custer State Park. The only thing we didn't like was that the campsite was very fine dirt. When the wind would blow, dirt blew everywhere and covered our camper & vehicle.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We RV camped during Sturgis week and the campsite was a nice sized location. The shower/bathroom facilities and pool were just a short walk away. The general store was nicely stocked and prices were reasonable. Only drawback was the roads. We encountered a lot of rain during the week and by week's end the roads were just mush. One bike was dropped trying to pull off the road and we had several other close calls. If they could be permanently repaired it would be an ideal spot.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
3  Thank John G
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was the CLEANEST camp ground I think I've ever stayed in. They even clean the fire pits out in between campers. It was located away from the road so you didn't have to see or hear the cars going by. We could see deer close by, very peaceful. The people there were great help and answered questions we had. I fully intend to stay again.

Room Tip: The fitness rating is for the pool. VERY clean. Bathrooms were also very well kept.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed here 6 nights while we toured the whole area from the Badlands down to Hot Springs and loved it! The owners are VERY friendly and the campground was so quiet! We had no idea until someone told us that a large group of boy scouts were tent camping in the park, that's how quiet it was! The shower facilities were wonderful with lots of hot water and very CLEAN. In fact while we were there, I noticed the owners doing multiple checks on the bathrooms throughout the day EVERY day. The pool was nice and warm even when the weather wasn't so my kids were happy campers! Its a little more off the beaten path than all the other RV parks we saw that were right on the highway but we liked that. Some may not. Either way, it's only about 1/2 mile off the main road. Its very close to one of the entrances to the Needles Hwy, which is an awesome drive if you are into scenery. All in all, we had a great stay and I would recommend Horse Thief to anyone I knew who was headed that way.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort

Address: 24391 Hwy 87, Hill City, SD 57745
Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Hill City
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Horse Thief Campground and RV Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Horse Thief Campground and Resorts welcomes you to come and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery that the Black Hills has to offer. Horse Thief Campground is located on 40 Acres, located in the Heart of The Black Hills and Centrally located to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park & Sylvan Lake. Located just 5 miles from Hill City, SD, on Hwy 87 South, you will enjoy peaceful,quiet and starry nights by the campfire with no nearby road noise. We have a variety of sites to accommodate all of you camping needs, from Tent sites, Cabins, and Full hook up sites to accommodate all size R.V.'s from small R.V.'s up to 50 Feet. Horse Thief Family "Come as a Guest, Leave as a Friend" ... more   less 
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