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Camping at Custer State Park

We were somehow unaware that all campsites must be reserved through a booking system at Custer... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Northwest Indiana
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.
Custer, SD
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We were somehow unaware that all campsites must be reserved through a booking system at Custer. Fortunately, Center Lake is the one campground there that you can call the service to book the same day. It was a weekday and we were able to get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HoosierGal60
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jprince1444
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!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mike p
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank cantwaittogoagain
Reviewed July 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank lunasea990
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank O8428UXdougm
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!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Angela S
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank girlinojai
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mrichardm2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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