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Address: Custer, SD
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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Peaceful surroundings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Martha S
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Conway
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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 27 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 53 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We loved staying at the campground- right on the Grace Coolidge Creek. The buffalo were in the campground every day- and are an amazing animal to observe. This is a small little campground with wonderful creek, and wildlife.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Located within walking distance of the State Game Lodge, this is a pleasant creek to walk along. Quite a bit of history, as the "Coolidge" name implies. Nice place to soak up a slightly different "taste" of Black Hills scenery. Bottom line: combine with other Black Hills scenery.

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Address: Custer, SD
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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