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Address: Custer, SD
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A recreational and beach area.

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Beautiful walk with potential spur hiking

Enjoy it in the earlier morning before many people come. We took a spur hike off the lake path and were treated to some wonderful views. We later walked around the lake, saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Enjoy it in the earlier morning before many people come. We took a spur hike off the lake path and were treated to some wonderful views. We later walked around the lake, saw people catch lake trout and just enjoying the serenity.

Thank babette119
Clayton, Georgia
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144 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a sight not to miss. So pretty. I could just sit and look at the wonders of our country……..be sure not to miss this and get a nice treat at the lodge next door.

Thank Spencer1952
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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254 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This time there was a Buffalo on the beach! We often camp in Custer State Park and usually at Legion Lake Campground. The lake is gorgeous with Lenker Rock and beautiful views. It was really choked with some weed in the shallow areas but still fishermen were out there. The beach is nice but it was late in season for... More 

Thank MollyAW1234
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Another beautiful little lake with a restaurant and lodge in Custer State Park. We just stopped for a few minutes to take some pictures.

Thank Kathy S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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218 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Legion Lake is full of moss but from afar is a good vista. Stopped in the general store/restaurant to have a bison burger and I can say I have had much better.

Thank garnett h
Forked River NJ
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126 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This lake and lodge are worth a stop if you are touring Custer State Park. The little store and the restaurant are very nice. You can get ice cream here too. The lake is beautiful. It is usually quiet here- at least it was when we were there (July 2015). It is just a few minutes east of the town... More 

Thank WeLoveDisneyland
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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252 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great boating/canoeing or just to have lunch and a beautiful view. Better pictures in the afternoon.

Thank Delmar M
Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A great place to relax and swim. Not so crowded as Sylvan Lake. Facilities for eating & drinking, nice little beach.

Thank Peter V
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I took my grandson to Legion Lake Instead of one of the bigger lakes. The water was pretty clear, small beach area, lots of kids for him to play with and as an added bonus they have a cafe on site!

Thank Patricia H
Castleford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not as spectacular as Sylvan Lake but a very close second. Nice lodge and cafe too with a great deck overlooking the lake. Catch the swifts nesting in the roof...

Thank barbnsteph

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