Growing up in southwest Kansas it is difficult to take a quick weekend trip anywhere close. Horsethief sure changed that. A quick hour drive from Garden City and you can be on the water or setting up your camper. Spots can fill up quick so be sure you call ahead. However, there are plenty of primitive spots that have room most weekends.
They have done a lot of work to this place. I think more trees would make it better but, it is a very nice place.
They have made lots of improvements. They have installed more cement pads, more picnic table covers and windbreaks, and putting in new sewers on sites. Planted lots of trees also.