This campground was a pleasant surprise for us. It is bordered by the Black Hills Natl. Forest. It has site for tent camper, pop-ups and bigger RV's and cabins. Due to the topography you will have to do some leveling. It is off a major highway so nighttime is quiet. There's a mix and tree and open areas The open area is great for night sky watching The bathroom was great for me, grab bars in the ADA restroom plus a great easy access shower. Bathroom was very clean. It's about 4 miles from Sylvan Lake and near the famous Needle's Highway. I also liked it because they don't use every inch of real estate to cram people in to like some KOA's. We camped after Labor Day but they have a nice pool, playground etc. We loved camping in our Sylvansport GO there but as I alluded to leveling can be challenging in some spots. But, we now have a better idea of flatter sites for a 2019 visit. I opted for more privacy so that was the trade-off. The campground is also close to Hill City, SD (The Heart of the HIlls) so restaurants were near should one not want to bother with cooking on a short visit.
Horse Thief has beautiful, big tent camping sites with gorgeous views of the Black Hills all around. The staff was friendly and helpful. The kids loved playing catch in the large field. Showers were clean, modern and had hot water. The general store had firewood and all the supplies for s’mores a girl could ever need. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and still wish I was there, watching the sunrise and waiting for my coffee to bubble in my camp stove percolator.
Close to many attractions, this quiet campground boasts spacious wooded sites, newly renovated shower houses, and beautiful views! Our family will definitely be back!
Perfect campground nestled between Custer State Park and Mt Rushmore. 3 miles from Sylvan Lake and all the hiking you could ever want. Hot showers, free WiFi (although you need to be at camp store to get a signal), playground for the kids and a pool. 2 miles from Mickelson trail- hop on your bike and ride 6 miles up to Crazy Horse! We’ll definitely be back!
the “WiFi” is basically non existent, bring cash if you want to do laundry. they have quarters but no cash back using a card so you need to have cash to get quaters
This was a large, clean campground. The hosts were very friendly. We had a bumper pull RV, our son joined us next day. The spot we were assigned had plenty of room for his tent, we parked his car in the main lot. There was no cell service and the wifi was not useful for uploading photos.
It is located centrally (north end of needles hwy) so we were close to all the things we wanted to do; Mount Rushmore, Custer State park, Needles Hwy, Jewel Cave, Crazy Horse, & Praire Berry Winery.