Custer State Park: Center Lake – East Custer SD

Description

“[Custer State Park] grew rapidly in the 1920s, acquired additional lands; during the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps made many park improvements. CCC men laid out campgrounds and picnic areas, built a massive park museum, miles of roads, sturdy bridges and a stone fire tower, but, most importantly, constructed three dams creating Stockade, Center and Legion Lakes, all of which provide for water-based recreation.”

–John R. Thune, “Custer State Park”

Source notes

John Thune, "Custer State Park," Library of Congress: Local Legacies.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/SD/200003526.html

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

Sanders, Peggy. The Civilian Conservation Corps: In and Around the Black Hills.  Charleston SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.

 

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Location Info


Center Lake
East Custer, SD 57730

Coordinates: 43.799691, -103.415779

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