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Custer State Park Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 99 photos

A Terrific Vacation Spot

I don't remember how this happened, but somehow Nancy and I managed to get a week away to spend by ourselves (no daughters), and we chose to reserve a room at Sylvan Lake Lodge within South Dakota's Custer State Park. What a great choice!

The lodge itself was wonderful, with terrific dining, the scenery was beautiful, and we were surround by numerous attractions - Custer State Park itself, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, the Badlands, and more. We would love to return to this area once more while we still are able to travel, perhaps opting to stay in one of the less expensive rustic cabins near the lake front.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery, excellent facilities, reasonably priced
  • Cons:Some nearby areas (Rapid City, Deadwood) very commercialized, not appealing.
  • In a nutshell:Simply put - a great vacation spot
  • Last visit to Custer State Park: Jul 1999
  • Intro Updated Jun 24, 2007
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Nice photos and descriptions of nearby attractions! My wife and I may be in the area in a few days time.


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