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Center Lake

Custer, SD
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Great Area to Swim, Fish, Kayak or Paddle Board

Sort of a hidden gem at Custer State Park. Beautiful setting with a small beach and multiple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rapid City, United States
Great fishing!

This place is a must visit! The beauty, a great place to fish, canoe, kayak, etc. I have no clue... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Angela S
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“pit toilets” (4 reviews)
“tall pines” (3 reviews)
Custer, SD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sort of a hidden gem at Custer State Park. Beautiful setting with a small beach and multiple locations around the lake for a picnic.

Thank O8428UXdougm
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place is a must visit! The beauty, a great place to fish, canoe, kayak, etc. I have no clue why I have never visited before! Should be on everyone's vacation or bucket list!

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 17 September 2016

What a beautiful little lake. It was perfect for me, a first time kayaker. The water was clear and nary a ripple. My sister gave me a quick tutorial on kayaking and then we spend a couple hours of peaceful bliss. while my brother-in-law caught...More

Thank girlinojai
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You are in the Black Hills, enjoy and see everything. This is another example of the natural beauty.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Through the Custer Park activities, we saw that Center Lake had fishing (9:30AM-11:30AM) and canoeing (1-3PM) facilitated by park staff. It was fantastic to have someone else bring the bait, poles, and equipment at no additional charge. While Center Lake wasn't the most picturesque of...More

Thank Puddle_Jumper_2010
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We loved the lake, beautiful setting but eating a picnic lunch while chasing off biting flies wasn't easy. Also, if you are anywhere near the beach it is quite loud. In fairness, it was a scorching hot day and it was the height of the...More

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We loved this spot! It was a nice place for us to come and chill out for a while in the heat. The kids were able to swim in the crystal clear water and play in the cool sand on the beach, and the adults...More

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We have stopped in twice now. There is a beach where you can chill, and swim with two new nice shelters to rest under. There are only pit toilets. You can try out a canoe for a short time on tuesdays from 1 to 3...More

Thank plains16
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

This was by far one of our favorite spots in Custer State Park! It is a relatively small lake, but it was extremely clear and beautiful! We did some hiking around the lake and fishing. We caught a few small trout, but we did not...More

3  Thank Jennie F
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Most of the campgrounds in Custer State Park seemed to be oriented mainly for RV's and are too open and unshaded for my taste but the Center Lake campground has lots of tall pines and shade and a pretty little lake. The showers were a...More

1  Thank H2Owl
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Can anybody tell me if the Version's coverage at Center Lake is good enough to browse the internet and check emails on my phone if needed?
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