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Address: , Custer, SD
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Activities: Fishing, Hiking
Description: This waterway, which passes through Custer State Park, is popular with...
This waterway, which passes through Custer State Park, is popular with fishermen and hikers.
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Great Hike!

This was an easy hike approximately 6 miles round trip with numerous creek crossings, so wear your water shoes. A few of the crossings have boards to cross on, but generally you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Penn Valley, California
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Penn Valley, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was an easy hike approximately 6 miles round trip with numerous creek crossings, so wear your water shoes. A few of the crossings have boards to cross on, but generally you need to pick your way across on the rocks. The trail follows the creek, and numerous fishing lakes, and is mostly shaded with gorgeous rock and meadow views.... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Pretty creek with several slower sections and bridges allowing many photographic angles. The story goes that this creek was kept well stocked with fish when Pres. Calvin Coolidge came to visit. He was thrilled with the "natural" fishing and extended his stay. Afterwards, he looked favorably on SD's requests. The creek name is another homage to Pres. Coolidge. Effective way... More 

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Conway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The parts of it that we saw were small, but the story behind it was nice. The story goes that President Coolidge liked to fish there! They say that it was "very well stocked each time before he fished....there were even Secret Service under the boat in Scuba gear. Locals wonder if the Secret Service actually hooked the fish! Hmmmm?

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was so peaceful looking that we wanted to get off the road and go fishing. Lovely story of the source of the name along with the info about the history of the lodge in the park. Loved it.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I started camping here 7 years ago on our first vacation and return every year to the same location. The grace coolidge creek hike is a lot of fun with several water crossings. A fly fishers paradise. Great way to spend an afternoon or a weekend.

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Watertown, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was too cold to swim when we were there but they did have a nice hiking trail that you can use. Lots of people out fishing also

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Imperial, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The creek has a nice hiking trail that follows an old road to Center Lake. The trail also follows the creek. The creek is a small creek with several pools. The trout see a lot of flies over the course of the summer and are quite finicky. The trail is about 6 miles round trip but it is an easy... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

This was a great hike but it would have been nice to know that there were 17 times that we had to cross the creek EACH WAY!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

The fishing was pretty good. Stuck to the first pool and caught a limit in a couple hours. Mostly small but enough to feed us dinner.

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pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

There is a hiking trail along this creek. Actually you will be crossing the creek 15 times before you reach the end at Center Lake. Some of the crossings are tricky especially #11. You will be walking on river rocks and sometimes fallen trees to cross. Actually it's a lot of fun. It is a wonderful hike with several fishing... More 

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