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

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Beautiful place

Nice and quiet place in the off season. Nice lake surrounded by pine trees. Ice fishing in the winter. Good place to take a drive around anytime of the year. Picnic in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Mountainman827
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Custer, South Dakota
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Again another great lake for boating and fishing activities as well as hiking around! Seen so many beautiful Blue birds in this area!

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Custer, South Dakota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Nice and quiet place in the off season. Nice lake surrounded by pine trees. Ice fishing in the winter. Good place to take a drive around anytime of the year. Picnic in the summer. Fishing year round.

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Mesa, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stockade Lake is small and very pretty. It is a lake that is primarily for day use such as picnicing and boating.

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Keystone, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The western bank of the lake has tiny peninsulas just big enough for a picnic table. This is a very tranquil lake with great views and is one of the best places to picnic in CSP. There are primitive restrooms, trash bins and a handicap deck available also. If the weather is windy or too hot, try the south side;... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,433 reviews 2,433 reviews
1,505 attraction reviews
1,391 helpful votes 1,391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a nice large lake in Custer State Park. We liked seeing it on our visit to the Black Hills. There is picnic tables, as well as a campground.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Stockade Lake Trail wasn't a bad trail but the views were only so-so. It was actually a more difficult than the Harney Peak Trail and though Harney Peak is a longer trail, it is by far superior to the Stockade Lake Trail. If you have extra time and are looking for another hike, Stockade Lake isn't bad, but the... More 

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Norcross, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Nice lake with a trail along the side. Not the best lake in Custer State Park -- that honor goes to Sylvan Lake.

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Upton, Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I used to love to go to this lake for fishing, swimming, and boating but anymore it is full of moss. It started early this spring and has not gotten any better. You will come out of the water all green and slimy. They are draining other lakes in the area and dredging them. Hopefully, Stockade is on their list.

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demaileron
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135 reviews 135 reviews
6 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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