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Address: Custer, SD
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This waterway, which passes through Custer State Park, is popular with...

This waterway, which passes through Custer State Park, is popular with fishermen and hikers.

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Great for a hot day

The trail is not strenuous, but the many creek crossings are on boards, so if you are unsteady on your feet, you should choose another trail. We had fun putting our feet in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
plains16
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail is not strenuous, but the many creek crossings are on boards, so if you are unsteady on your feet, you should choose another trail. We had fun putting our feet in the cool water. The trail is decently wide also. My friend and I were able to walk next to each other and chat while we walked.

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Marietta, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love when we stop here it is beautiful and calming. Love to walk around it. This a great place to stop and relax.

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Merrill, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this trail which takes one all the way up to Center Lake for a swim. The lake is not crystal clear, but reasonable beach and shady areas. Saw an elk on the hike. Many stream-crossings, but lovely hike.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

just did this hike in May and was pleasantly surprised that all the creek crossings now have foot bridges. make sure you look around cause not all the bridges are right on the trail. lots of places along the trail to fish so bring a small pole. lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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Thank finscout1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Beautiful hiking, we also got a day fishing license for my kids and husband. They had a great time fishing too! Hidden Gem

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custer, sd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A favorite place to my grandchildren... they request to go every year, one likes to fish and there are places to do that. The others love the water crossings which are numerous. It is shady on a hot day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

What a gem running through the park. It is gorgeous and clean and it offers plenty of drink for the wild life and boy are they there! Coolidge has a wonderful campground and the creek runs right through. Lovely. Try it out!

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Penn Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was an easy hike approximately 6 miles round trip with numerous creek crossings, so wear your water shoes. A few of the crossings have boards to cross on, but generally you need to pick your way across on the rocks. The trail follows the creek, and numerous fishing lakes, and is mostly shaded with gorgeous rock and meadow views.... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Pretty creek with several slower sections and bridges allowing many photographic angles. The story goes that this creek was kept well stocked with fish when Pres. Calvin Coolidge came to visit. He was thrilled with the "natural" fishing and extended his stay. Afterwards, he looked favorably on SD's requests. The creek name is another homage to Pres. Coolidge. Effective way... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The parts of it that we saw were small, but the story behind it was nice. The story goes that President Coolidge liked to fish there! They say that it was "very well stocked each time before he fished....there were even Secret Service under the boat in Scuba gear. Locals wonder if the Secret Service actually hooked the fish! Hmmmm?

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