Custer State Park: Horse Thief Lake – 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.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


S Dakota 244
Custer, SD 57730

Coordinates: 43.889017, -103.479323

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.