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Stockade Lake

Custer, SD
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This is in Custer State Park and as many of the lakes in the Park is well worth stopping to walk... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Pretty lake but nothing I'd go out of my way for

Our tour stopped here for a picnic lunch. It was pretty, had a few picnic tables, some simple... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
harrisburg, PA
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Custer, SD
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is in Custer State Park and as many of the lakes in the Park is well worth stopping to walk around

Thank RGB25
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our tour stopped here for a picnic lunch. It was pretty, had a few picnic tables, some simple bathroom facilities, but that was about it. It was a beautiful area so if you are driving on that road anyway, there would be no reason not...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for sunset views, this is the place to go! A beautiful lake with a gorgeous view. Get there before sunset because it fades all too quickly!

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was our first REAL camping adventure. The campgrounds were beautiful, bathrooms and showers were terrific. Very much a family oriented atmosphere where you felt safe letting kids ride around on bikes, etc. Nice playground area too. A couple evenings there were ranger led programs...More

1  Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was my favorite lake in Custer. It was big, and less crowded than the others. Very peaceful. The campground looked nice and would be a nice place to stay.

Thank GOPHER41
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Hydrilla, cane, duck weed and sand mud marsh bottom creek with rocks = HUGE BASS. Definitely fish here and bring your Power Pro braid- there are big pikes here too! I am putting the map as an image and have marked the magic spot. You...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stockade Lake offers several tent camping options. There are sites up high above the lake and sites in the low area by the lake. A motorcyclist on a large/loaded bike may find the hi sites a bit tight for turnaround, but the loop road is...More

Thank 2views
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This area of the park doesn't seem to get as much attention as other parts, but our family absolutely loved it. We stayed a night in a cabin at the South Stockade campground and we felt like we had found our own little slice of...More

1  Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was another pretty man-made Lake in Custer Park, where we stopped for a quick picnic lunch. The backdrop of the mountains and the wooded areas makes the place very scenic and attractive. It was a fairly clean and soothing place with picnic benches, a...More

1  Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 13 August 2016 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.

Thank Bdela
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Do you recall which sites were closest to the lake? We are thinking about staying at Stockade North. Thank you.
30 October 2016|
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Response from Jessica E | Reviewed this property |
There are NO lake front campsites at Stockade Lake North campground. In fact, you can't see any of the lake from the campground. If you still want to know which campsites would be closest to lake, I'd say campsites 20E... More
Matt S
Are there boat rentals on this lake?
5 July 2016|
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