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Small lake not scenic

There is little parking, some camping and limited fishing. A poor job was done in planning this... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
jprince1444
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Custer, South Dakota
Great Camping Spot

Three dry camping areas with friendly campers from tents, pop ups to larger RV's. Campfire smoke... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2017
mike p
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Located at Custer State Park, this lake offers fishing, swimming and a nearby campground.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“great fishing” (3 reviews)
“canoe” (7 reviews)
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

There is little parking, some camping and limited fishing. A poor job was done in planning this place. Could have been great.

Thank jprince1444
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Three dry camping areas with friendly campers from tents, pop ups to larger RV's. Campfire smoke fills the air at night - beautiful star studded evenings and a lake for swimming, canoe, paddleboards and rowboats. Kick back and enjoy!

Thank mike p
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

We chose to drive to Center Lake to get away from the crowd at Legion Lake, but found it to be just as loved as the other location. But it worked out just fine. We stayed and swam and had a great afternoon.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Clean and well maintained little spot with a beach....dogs and kids welcome! Facilities clean and well maintained!

Thank lunasea990
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

Sort of a hidden gem at Custer State Park. Beautiful setting with a small beach and multiple locations around the lake for a picnic.

Thank O8428UXdougm
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

This place is a must visit! The beauty, a great place to fish, canoe, kayak, etc. I have no clue why I have never visited before! Should be on everyone's vacation or bucket list!

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed September 16, 2016

What a beautiful little lake. It was perfect for me, a first time kayaker. The water was clear and nary a ripple. My sister gave me a quick tutorial on kayaking and then we spend a couple hours of peaceful bliss. while my brother-in-law caught...More

Thank girlinojai
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

You are in the Black Hills, enjoy and see everything. This is another example of the natural beauty.

Thank M Richard M
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Through the Custer Park activities, we saw that Center Lake had fishing (9:30AM-11:30AM) and canoeing (1-3PM) facilitated by park staff. It was fantastic to have someone else bring the bait, poles, and equipment at no additional charge. While Center Lake wasn't the most picturesque of...More

1  Thank Puddle_Jumper_2010
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We loved the lake, beautiful setting but eating a picnic lunch while chasing off biting flies wasn't easy. Also, if you are anywhere near the beach it is quite loud. In fairness, it was a scorching hot day and it was the height of the...More

1  Thank Wendy J
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