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Stay at Sylvan Lake Lodge and see Custer State Park's crown jewel for yourself. Rich in history and natural beauty, the lodge is situated in a spot suggested by architect Frank Lloyd Wright—within a hillside forest of pine and spruce trees, in harmony with the beauty of the rugged landscape. This stone and timber lodge overlooks the sloping hills and the breathtaking beauty of Sylvan Lake.
The original Sylvan Lake Hotel was a stopping point for adventurers hoping to scale Black Elk Peak, the highest point in America east of the Rockies. Some of the finest trails lead from Sylvan Lake to the peak, including the challenging Harney Peak Trail and the more moderate Sunday Gulch Trail.
Rent watercrafts, go fishing, or take a swim at picturesque Sylvan Lake. It also serves as a stunning backdrop for wedding receptions and other festive events. The lakeside lawn truly has no equal.