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Sylvan Lake

24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Custer
Cuisines: American
Description: Located in Custer State Park in Sylvan Lake Lodge
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Description: Located in Custer State Park in Sylvan Lake Lodge
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful lake, bar none. It is very small but it is an eye full. We ate at the restuaurant at the lodge, and the food was very good, and the service was great. This is a great place to stop for a bite and let your behind rest from the wonderful motorcycle ride on the needles... More

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USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped in for lunch after driving up Needles Parkway. Apparently most of their business is in the evening because when we arrived we were the only people in the restaurant and sat on the deck. There is not a view of the lake. Apparently the State Park won't let them cut the trees so you can see the lake.... More

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Annecy, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had lunch here on the terrace. Great Ruben sandwich and a beer, Service was prompt and helpful. Lodge a very interesting building. If you're visiting Custer State Park it is better to stay in the Lodges in the Park; they are more convenient, have better food and you will be able to see the wildlife in the early morning/early... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped here on our way through Custer State Park. It's worth bringing a sack lunch and taking the time to walk the perimeter path. The rock formations are stunning and the winding dirt trail is relatively flat. It goes all the way around the lake and passes over a bridge at the far end where the reservoir wall stands.... More

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South dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

sylvan lake is a must see. There is a nice trail that you can walk around the lake. There is also many trails that start there, Hearny peak trail starts there.

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Fargo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is worth the trip. Nice hiking trail around the lake with kayak and paddle boat rentals also available.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Sylvan Lake is nestled high in the hills. There are a number of hiking paths around the lake. They have a store and snack bar. There are water craft rentals including canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats. We saw people fishing and there is a wonderful hiking path around the lake. There is a swimming beach, as weel. It is a... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was my family's second time visiting Sylvan Lake. We really love it here, and we love the hiking in the Sylvan Lake/Harney Peak area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was the only time in South Dakota that we felt the slightest bit underdressed. Not that the staff said or did anything - they couldn't have been nicer. But this is a serious restaurant serving great steaks. The best meal we had in South Dakota.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a nice lake in the Custer State Park. Swimming, fishing and a very pleasant walk around the perimeter. Restrooms and parking.

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