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Legion Lake

Custer, SD
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Custer
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking, Fishing
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Owner description: A recreational and beach area.
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Fremont, California
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1,700 reviews 1,700 reviews
1,065 attraction reviews
995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Legion Lake is a beautiful lake in Custer State Park. We parked there for a picnic; had fun walking a bit around the lake, and taking photos. There is a nice lodge here, boating opportunities, and one can see birds and other wild life. It is one of the more peaceful areas for lodging in the park.

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Denver
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped off the road and decided to have dinner. How many places can you get a fried egg sandwich with cheese and ham on sourdough and a side of fruit? The Asian Salad was also delicious and made fresh. The menu does not say it has tomatoes and I am allergic, so the cook made another fresh salad for... More

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Branchburg, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed at the legion lake resort. The cabins are small but functional with a microwave and refrigerator. The walk around the lake is very nice. We did not paddle boat but I can imagine that would be fun. Food at the restaurant was average at best.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We didn't plan stop at Legion Lake cause we only have 1.5 days to spend inside the park. We drove by and saw the ice-cream sign on the way to Pete Norbeck visitor center, we decided to stop by for an hour. We were amazed by the sight by this little lake. It has a little sand beach which draw... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This lake is breathtaking. It is on the Needles drive. You won't be sorry. I wish we had more time to stay here.

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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited Legion Lake a few times during our stay at Custer State Park. We fished - no bites even though we could see fish swimming! :) The kids enjoyed swimming there - beach was nice. We enjoyed the restaurant also - had dinner on the deck overlooking the lake!

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Custer, South Dakota
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice little tourist stop for snacks or lunch. Nothing fancy. Gift shop, paddle boat rentals, cabins. Lake is heavily stocked with trout for fishing. Feed the ducks or geese. It does have a little beach area to hangout.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We camped here for 4 nights. Our campsite (2E) was very sunny with no shade trees. However, directly behind our site was a nice grassy area with lots of tall pine trees and a hill that was a good place for kids to play. This is a smaller campground with less than 30 sites. The bathhouse is in good condition... More

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was driving Needles Hwy and stopped to take a view photos of the lake. It was a rare gorgeous day in May on a Sunday and there were many people around and a wedding was being set up on one side. I continued on the road and found a lodge at the top of the lake. I stopped for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It was difficult to fish with the awesome beauty surrounding Legion Lake! A buffalo popped over the horizon as I was reeling in a Rainbow Trout! That doesn't happen every day!

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