Park people are nice as they come, but this place is in bad shape. Roads are very narrow and in very bad shape. Many cars coming in and out dragged bottom in the ruts. I had to use 4 wheel drive to get into my site and out of it. There is just enough gravel on each site for the wheels to fit on then there is grass and mud everywhere else. My site was at the bottom of a row of 5 pull through sites and all the water drained to my site which made a mess. This park has great potential, but somebody has to do more than "get by" maintenance. In the condition the park is in now, I would not stay again and I feel the price paid for a park in this condition was a bit much. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived early in the season, still snow on the ground. Friendly and helpful staff. Small camp store. Not many campers there, very quiet but probably not true in season. Sites are roomy and nice view. Some mud, some gravel some grass at site. Utilities are fine. Should be central to most attractions but Hiway 87 was tempoarily closed to Custer State Park. Really large rigs may have issues getting in but our 34' was fine. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
Depending on your perspective, this is either too far off the beaten path or central to many activities. For us it was the latter. Close to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse and Hill City, this campground is picturesque and quiet. Sites are close together but there is just enough room between you and your neighbor. A very nice family runs the campground and pride of ownership shows throughout as the restrooms are clean and the grounds are well maintained. The pool is small but warm and good for the 10 and under crowd. We spent 8 days here and enjoyed this campground for its natural beauty, proximity to hiking, biking and sightseeing. We'll definitely return again. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
In the generally very commercial area around Mt Rushmore, this is a haven of tranquility yet still close to all the action. The 2 mile state road up to the campground may be a bit much if you're 45' and towing but for our 33' rig it was no problem at all. The campground is very quiet and scenic, situated on a hill. The sites are not al level and leveling may be a challenge in some sites. At our site the sewer connection was somewhat uphill from the site, a bit unusual and made dumping somewhat of a challenge. Fire rings, tables, pool, playground, store etc all nice and all well cared for. Friendly and helpful staff. Internet weak and cell reception also weak. That is the downside of an an otherwise excellent and peaceful full service mountain surrounding. Will definitely come back for the rest and beauty of this place. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
I love this park, so beautiful to sit at the campsite and look up at the mountains in the morning and evenings. Nice and close to everything- Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Keystone, Deadwood, and many many other attractions too numerous to mention. The campsites are nice and grassy! The staff is very friendly and courteous. I hope to come back here every year. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
The secondary road to the park from the main US highway is a little tight for a 45 foot coach with a tow. Lucky, it was only 2 miles. It was freshly paved. The check in was great, very friendly!! The roads were all graveled, but very tight. Our site had a large trees, pine with a table. The site was not level. Had to reposition the coach. Was still barely able to level it. Needed a lot more gravel. While we were there we encountered several large thundershowers. On several occasions the gravel road washed out. The owner was quick to fix things, which was fine. When leaving it was a struggle to dodge large rocks and the washed out shoulders of the gravel internal roads. If you're 40 feet and less its a fine place to stay. They will need to do some work to keep large rigs coming in. Really need to address the roads. Finally, the owners were very nice, friendly and very helpful. Place was very clean!!! We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
This was a great campsite and my favorite of the 2013 season. Sites are spaced good. Fires are aloud at each campsite. Bathrooms were clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Tent Trailer.
We passed up three other parks to stay at this one. Very nice, friendly staff. The camp sites are small, but far enough apart. I say small by the size of the gravel drive. You feel like you are camping on their grass, not the gravel. It can be a tight turn for larger trailers, but I saw nobody give up and move on. All utilities are within easy reach. This park is on the Needles Highway and it is being re-paved right now, so there is construction traffic and noise, but not before 7:30 a.m. It can be slow drive to Custer State Park with the construction delays, but not bad. Who's in a hurry here anyway? Big playground for the kids. Huge lawns for the kids or dog to play on. It would be very scenic here if it were not for the beetle killed pines around this area. We would recommend this park to everybody. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here 10 nights to visit the local sites. Great central location for Badlands NP, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer SP, and Jewel Cave. We also did day trips to Wall Drug and Devils Tower from here. Nestled in the mountains and away from congestion, but still close to Hill City. Nice local shops, restaurants, and wineries. Wi-Fi fair at site and intermittent. Nicest restrooms and showers we have seen in an RV park. Many wildlife sitings in park including deer and turkey. Would stay here again. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice Campground with a secluded feel. Good service. Great play area for kids with adjacent big natural rocks to climb. Sites are not very level so leveling jacks are put to good use! The management was welcoming and most accommodating about letting us stay a couple of hours longer free of charge. Wi-Fi is terrible but this is often the case in many campsites. I would recommend this campground. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $33.00
This is a park that feels like your just camping in the woods. We had a large pull-through site in the back for a few nights. The sites have very good spacing. This is a clean, well run park. The staff was great and the location is center to everything. We will be back for sure. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park and centrally located to tourist attractions. The owners and staff are friendly and knowledgable. The store has all the amenities you could need; there are 3 washers/dryers; and plenty of showers. We stayed here 3 nights and would have loved to have stayed longer. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $36.00
This park is located on a hillside with gravel roads. Most the the sites were fairly level with shade and grass between. The restrooms were ok, showers each had a private stall with change area, but kind of cramped. The Wi-Fi was not very good, strong signal but extremely slow (when it was working). Laundry facilities were nice and reasonable priced. Our site afforded us a beautiful view of the valley and hills across the road. Very little road noise. We would stay again. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Road and campsites are more dirt than gravel. Restrooms are not very clean. Internet service is bad. Would not stay there again--too many other options in the Hill City area. We camped at Horse Thief Campground & RV Resort in a Motorhome.