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Black Hills Treasure: Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake was a tranquil and incredibly beautiful lake. I have never seen a lake with unique rock formation like the Sylvan Lake before. Located in the Black Hills (South Dakota, USA), the lake is known as the ‘Crown Jewel of Custer State Park’.

Sylvan Lake - South Dakota

The rock formation surrounding the lake was naturally formed, however, the lake itself was created in 1881 when Theodore Reder built a dam and the first resort in the Black Hills.

Sylvan Lake - South Dakota

There are plenty activities that you can do around the lake, from camping, kayaking to exploring the lake and its rock formation. We did let Dante, our dog, swimming in the lake and I can tell that he loved it!

It’s no surprises the lake was chosen as a movie’s location. Can you guess which movie it was? 😉

Sylvan Lake - South Dakota


  1. Looks a really beautiful place! Very relaxing. Thank you for sharing your images!

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