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Great Trout Fishing

We stayed in Custer State Park for a week, and fly fished this creek a number of times. The trail... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Peaceful and Beautiful

This small stream in Custer State Park is so relaxing and pretty. We stopped here and had a picnic... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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This waterway, which passes through Custer State Park, is popular with fishermen and hikers.
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We stayed in Custer State Park for a week, and fly fished this creek a number of times. The trail in from the south parking lot is well-maintained, and we caught ~50 trout over the course of the week of all sizes. Probably the best...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank woodinjw
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This small stream in Custer State Park is so relaxing and pretty. We stopped here and had a picnic lunch by the stream. When we finished eating, we took a relaxing stroll along the creek. It made for a wonderful midday retreat. I wish I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank briscoedarling
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Wonderful place to stop and have a lunch or breakfast on the go. We loved watching a Kingfisher hunt crawfish. While we did not see any fish swimming around, it was nice to see some fly-fisherman catch trout.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DapperWeim
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We hiked the Grace Coolidge trail in Custer State Park. We are from this area but never hiked many trails in Custer State Park before. This was a great find! The trail is around 3 miles one way and very easy to hike. We had...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Al R
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Hiking along this creek is gorgeous and easy walking with a black topped bike trail along the rippling stream.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Peg R
Reviewed August 27, 2016

What a special spot in Custer Park. A fun creed to soak your toes if you can find the right spot to get to the creek. It is so tranquil and beautiful. This is one of those places where you know God Kissed the Earth....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Gran7
Reviewed August 1, 2016

As it has been a very dry season only a small flow down the river but very tranquil to walk over the bridge and along the trail. Lush and green and enjoyable walk out of the heat

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bruni1941
Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is an area where we need to understand the beauty of nature and enjoy the view. When we traveled through one of the tunnels, I had to stop and gasp at the view ahead of us.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 341jlb61
Reviewed July 15, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank plains16
Reviewed July 1, 2016

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

Date of experience: August 2015
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