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Stockade Lake

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Address: Custer, SD
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This South Dakota lake offers fishermen a variety of fish.

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We walked our dog around part of the lake. People were fishing, boating, & kayaking. Pretty spot & pretty quite. If I remember correctly I think there was also a small park for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bdela
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New England, North Dakota
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New England, North Dakota
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked our dog around part of the lake. People were fishing, boating, & kayaking. Pretty spot & pretty quite. If I remember correctly I think there was also a small park for kids near the boat ramp.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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158 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an average lake. There were people fishing on the dock. We saw a turtle eating a trout which was pretty unexpected. I'm not sure if there was a place to swim.

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Thank Cmkastanek
Loris, South Carolina
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much on fishing at all so didn't do any of that. Did enjoy seeing the lake with the mountains around it. It was very pretty.

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Thank Christy C
Rockwell, Iowa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fishing not so hot from shore due to all the milfoil but swimming at the beach area was great. The lake was so clear, we had fun searching for pretty rocks on the bottom! Lots of goose poop so need to wear flip flops or sandals. Other visitors were respectful of each other. Nice area to have a picnic at... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were having a family picknick for lunch in the woods around stockade lake. A very nice setting close to the water.

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Thank thkohler
Littleton, Colorado
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I rode my bike around Stockade Lake at 7:00 AM and it was wonderful. The lake looked like a mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains. There is a campground on the loop road, but I did not encounter one car on the road on the early morning ride.

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Thank Robert C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

great for fishing, swimming, and boating. Enjoyed a quiet evening watching the sun slowly set and its reflection over the lake. Very pristine.

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Thank Barbara H
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This would get a higher rating from me if it had more of a trail around it but that said, it is actually very pretty and if you're into fishing, then it seems like this would be an ideal spot.

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Thank DeanneHA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

It's beautiful! Take a hike, go on a picnic, enjoy! There's two campgrounds (north & South) There's campsites and a few cabins.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is one of the larger lakes in Custer Park and just a few miles from the town of Custer. There is camping, a swimming beach, fishing dock and boating. It is pretty popular and can get a little crowded at times. There are a number of ducks and geese, Great Blue Herons and I have seen a pair of... More 

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