Monday, March 9, 2009

Custer State Park, South Dakota: Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake might not be the prettiest lake you've ever seen, although it must be at least close. But it might be the most unusual.

It's a man-made lake and used as a reservoir, and it was dropped in with the rock formations of the region. That gives the area an eerie, beautiful quality.

Sylvan Lake is on the northwest end of Needles Highway, and it's definitely worthwhile to stop and take a walk around part of the lakefront trail. There's a lodge and a general store there too if you need reinforcements.

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