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Legion Lake

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Address: Custer, SD
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A recreational and beach area.

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Dine lakeside

The brand new Legion Lake Lodge and Restaurant are right on the lake. Stop in for a meal (counter service) and eat lakeside at one of several outdoor tables. The food isn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
txerica
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Trophy Club, Texas
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Trophy Club, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The brand new Legion Lake Lodge and Restaurant are right on the lake. Stop in for a meal (counter service) and eat lakeside at one of several outdoor tables. The food isn't fantastic, but it fills the void.

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the lake! The hike around it is nice and easy, rocky in some spots, but the views are beautiful. Small beach area, rentals of watercraft. The Legion Lake Lodge nearby is great for a meal and a stay.

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Maryville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to grab a drink, and the lake was so beautiful that we decided to stay for the afternoon. Our family of four rented two canoes and paddled around the small, clear lake. Our girls LOVED being in a canoe, and looking down to see turtles and fish swim right up to the boat.

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Versailles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought rolls in Custer City and took them to the Lake to eat while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. A great time with famiy!

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family (kids ages 9, 7, 2) loved the 1 mile hike around Legion Lake. The varied terrain and views made it interesting & fun for the whole family. My older kids thought it was awesome to try climbing up some of the rock. The main trail was just right for my 2 yr old - a couple spots got... More 

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Beautiful lake with a nice and easy walk around the lake. Highly recommend this. There is a small parking lot near the lake. There is a restaurant there looking out over the lake. You can also rent some small boats.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Love going to Legion Lake. It is should a quite area and great place to hike. Away from all the tourist.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Enjoy it in the earlier morning before many people come. We took a spur hike off the lake path and were treated to some wonderful views. We later walked around the lake, saw people catch lake trout and just enjoying the serenity.

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Clayton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a sight not to miss. So pretty. I could just sit and look at the wonders of our country……..be sure not to miss this and get a nice treat at the lodge next door.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This time there was a Buffalo on the beach! We often camp in Custer State Park and usually at Legion Lake Campground. The lake is gorgeous with Lenker Rock and beautiful views. It was really choked with some weed in the shallow areas but still fishermen were out there. The beach is nice but it was late in season for... More 

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