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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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Sunset

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Kathryn M
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harrisburg, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 to stop, but definitely don't make a special trip. If you want a spectacular lake... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Kathryn M
Farley, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 that the kids could apply towards earning their junior naturalist badges. We stayed the week... More 

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ST PAUL MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 are welcome ;-) lol.

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Burnsville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 fairly easy to navigate.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 heaven. It has a more remote feel than any of the other campgrounds we checked... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 boardwalk that juts out into the water, a hiking trail, paddleboats, and a little beach... More 

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New England, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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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