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Address: , Custer, SD
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Activities: Fishing
Description: This South Dakota lake offers fishermen a variety of fish.

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Beautiful Lake

The lake is beautiful, surrounded by the Black Hills and pine forest. The swim beach was not in good repair (it had been overtaken by a flock of geese and hadn't yet been cleaned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Aubusson
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60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pretty, scenic drive, plenty of shady picnic places along the roadside and down by the lake. Peaceful and quiet.

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ohio
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99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We sat along the edge of the lake after a day of driving in the park. It was our last day and we were enjoying a quite moment. Even though it was raining, the view was beautiful. We had thought we saw an osprey dive down for a fish and sure enough, several screeching calls from him, led us to... More 

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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The lake is beautiful, surrounded by the Black Hills and pine forest. The swim beach was not in good repair (it had been overtaken by a flock of geese and hadn't yet been cleaned up when we were there). We didn't have a boat, which seemed the way one would make the most of a trip to Stockade Lake. However,... More 

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Viborg Usa
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a nice lake. It's great for boating, water skiing, and all kinds of water fun. There's also some nice picnic areas if you have your lunch with you!

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London
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78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful views, beautiful water, beautiful mountains. A great place to take a break from the crowds and enjoy a picnic.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Just stopped to take a picture, didn't participate in any activities, though. It was nice they had a pullout area to do this.

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Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped here for a picnic lunch and to do some drone flying. The park has a small play area for kids with a swing set. There are a few picnic tables scattered around. The lake doesn't get alot of traffic as far as boaters or water activities. People were fishing while we were there and theres a small dock.

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Baker, Montana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Managed to catch a few bass from shore which was a great surprise considering the number of boats on lake. Very pretty lake!

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The lake was beautiful. Upon entry we oversee a large bird of prey dive to capture fish. Park services were offering fishing opportunities to kids; a nice surprise. We hiked the stockade lake trail. It was disappointing compared to other hikes in the park, as there was too much tree cutting and the automotive noise from the highway really killed... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went back and forth by Stockade Lake on our way to the Minuteman Missile Site. Most beautiful area to visit. Would like to come back and camp there.

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