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Stockade Lake

Custer, SD
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Ranked #16 of 26 Attractions in Custer
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: This South Dakota lake offers fishermen a variety of fish.
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124 reviews 124 reviews
5 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is the largest and prettiest lake in Custer State Park. Great for kayaking. A second close is Sylvan Lake but that can get overcrowded. Make sure to pay the South Dakota Recreation Area $15 fee ($30 annual sticker).

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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The lake was beautiful and we were excited that the beach was empty - until we realized why - the beach was COVERED in goose droppings - hardly a clean spot to step. We took some pics and went back to Legion Lake to swim.

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Dearborn, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We liked it because it was not nearly as crowded as Sylvan lake. We didn't catch any fish, just 4 crawdads. Kids had fun, there is a beach and playground. Nice picnic areas. We liked it.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here during the 4th of July week and truly enjoyed the campground. We stayed at the Stockade Lake South Campground. The lake is awesome! Fishing was not so good but the beauty of the campground and surrounding topography was well worth the trip. The campground had rock hearths for your evening fire. There are ample pine trees for... More

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Monticello, Minnesota
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visit the Stockade, take a drive around the lake and stop and find the right spot for that perfect picture or take a swim off the beach.

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Custer, South Dakota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've fished all over the hills. Can we please get some fish in stockade? I haven't even tried this year because if I have time to fish, I want to be able to catch something. My money is usually on Sheridan or Pactola. But Stockade used to be a pretty good fishing destination. Now, it's very ho-hum, and THAT is... More

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rapid city sd
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Pretty Lake with good scenery and picnic grounds. We had a very successful fishing trip, catching many trout, some also large in size. I used a trout lure and caught many but bait will also do. Not a super crowded Lake... Hope it stays that way.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The lake is beautiful with a handful of picnic tables. There is also a playground right next to the lake which our boys, two and four loved. We also did the Stockton Lake Trail and I'd only give it three stars. Steep going up and coming down with really limited views along the way. Enjoy the lake but skip the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Trail head needs better marker as well as the trail it self. The trail is moderate, we were a little out of shape so we just took our time. The views were fantastic!

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Vista, Ca
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287 reviews 287 reviews
136 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped here for lunch. Nice, scenic place with lots of tables. Now if the cold wind would have not been so strong it would have been even better.

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