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Very tranquil area

Stockade Lake can be enjoyed as a place to relax, picnic, fish, boat, bird watch, or just basically... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Omaha, Nebraska
A place to rest.

Great for a picnic. Reading a book. Watching the clouds. Taking a nap. Dipping toes in the cool... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Iowa Falls, Iowa
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This South Dakota lake offers fishermen a variety of fish.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Custer, SD

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stockade Lake can be enjoyed as a place to relax, picnic, fish, boat, bird watch, or just basically enjoy the sights and sounds of the Black Hills. Very peaceful and tranquil spot. Take time to pause here and soak in some pleasant creation. We enjoyed...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great for a picnic. Reading a book. Watching the clouds. Taking a nap. Dipping toes in the cool water.

Thank LBart1129
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Super pretty and peaceful, this lake offers many great spots to enjoy the water. Several access points and well worth checking out.

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Hiking, boating, fishing, picnics & cookouts all in this beautiful place! It's breathtaking and well worth a visit!

1  Thank 944judif
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Very pretty Lake. We hiked a "moderate" trail, about an hour. The first part is up hill to the ridge, then moderate. Pretty surroundings. The trail has changed from the orig map, does not go down to the lake anymore. Drove around the lake, very...More

1  Thank kimden
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was early morning, sunrise over the lake...deer, turkeys, small animals all around. Serene and quiet. Just Breath taking.

Thank RhoJo73
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This lake is huge!!! Another beautiful lake. We stopped to go fishing. The fishing was good. Large mouth and small mouth bass. Oh yes and cat fish. We were glad we stopped and checked it out.

Thank Q1986OUmichaeld
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and two of our boys fished here one morning when we stayed at Custer State Park. It was a gorgeous spot. They only caught one little bass, but they really enjoyed it. There were a few other fishermen out there that morning too....More

Thank redheadedmama
Reviewed 6 July 2017

What a nice little gem when you first enter Custer State Park. Pack a sack lunch and drive the perimeter until you see a good shady spot. There is no overnight camping allowed, so it is very peaceful early in the morning.

Thank DapperWeim
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Made reservations for North Stockade campground 3 months in advance; glad we did as sites in Custer SP fill fast. We had electric and our site was nicely wooded. A bit tricky to get into- this campground is not meant for large RV's. We have...More

Thank Glenda H
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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