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Legion Lake

Custer, SD
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Ranked #14 of 26 Attractions in Custer
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Mountain biking, Fishing
Description: A recreational and beach area.
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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 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Custer, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you are searching for a quick fishing spot or swimming beach, Legion Lake is very close to Highway 16A and is somewhat in the center of Custer State Park. The fishing tends to be good all year, but the area's close proximity to the highway makes it kinda busy with tourists. The nearby Legion Lake Store is convenient, but... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Want to swim in a beautiful clean lake in the Black Hills of South Dakota? Then make your way to Legion Lake. Want to fish for some rainbow trout? Make your way to Legion Lake.

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