Custer State Park: Bismarck Lake – West Custer SD

Description

“The CCC assigned to Custer State Park had the objective of making nature more enjoyable and accessible to the public. Recreational improvements in the state’s largest park included the construction of dams at Horsethief Lake, Stockade Lake, Center Lake and Bismarck Lake. Picnic areas an/or campgrounds were developed at each of these lakes, as well as other sites throughout the park. At Sylvan Lake, the CCC collected the stone for the PWA-financed and WPA-constructed lodge, built seventeen rustic log and stone cabins, a store and a filling station fro use in conjunction with the lodge, installed water and sewer systems, and developed parking areas and roadways. At Legion Lake, they installed a water system.”

–National Register of Historic Places

Source notes

National Register of Historic Places, Multiple Property Documentation Form, "Federal Relief Construction in South Dakota, 1929-1941." Prepared by Michelle L. Dennis, September 1998. Pg. 15.

Sanders, Peggy. _The Civilian Conservation Corps: In and Around the Black Hills._ Arcadia Publishing, 2004.

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Location Info


Bismarck Lake
West Custer, SD 57730

Coordinates: 43.778024, -103.515858

One comment on “Custer State Park: Bismarck Lake – West Custer SD

  1. This lake and campground is NOT a part of custer state park! It is owned by the federal government.

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