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“Very beautiful spot ... and sublimely uncrowded in April!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sylvan Lake

Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Custer
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Popular lake in Custer State Park.
Minnesota
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65 reviews
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“Very beautiful spot ... and sublimely uncrowded in April!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

As I'm sure many of you have heard, this is a breathtakingly beautiful little spot. I didn't post my pictures ... which were also breath taxingly beautiful ... because I think any pictures you'd find would be the same. That said, we were fortunate enough to be there in April when there were just a handful of people there. Truthfully, I can't imagine the place when swarming with tourists so I'll simply remember it as it was ... stunning & uncrowded.

Visited April 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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“Unique lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

Never seen a more beautiful lake than this ... But was disappointed not to find the boating service ... it will start from May i guess

Visited April 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Nice scenic lake. Trail head to the summit of Harney Peak is located here. Great gift shop and restaurant near the lake.

Visited June 2011
Review collected in partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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“The most beautiful place in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Whether hiking Harney Peak (a long wonderful hike) or swimming in the freezing cold lake, this is a drop dead gorgeous place to spend days. The remainder of Custer State Park is very memorable also, but nothing can top Sylvan Lake.

Visited March 2011
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“This is where national treasure was filmed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

A beautiful lake with picture perfect photo opportunities of mirrored rocks. Make sure you walk full loop to get the full experience. If possible go there for sunrise or sunset.

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