Sylvan Lake (South Dakota)
Rock formations near lake
|Location||Custer County, South Dakota, USA|
|Primary outflows||Sunday Gulch Creek|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||17.3 acres (7.0 ha)|
|Average depth||12.8 feet (3.9 m)|
|Max. depth||30 feet (9.1 m)|
|Shore length1||1 mile (1.6 km)|
|Surface elevation||6,145 feet (1,873 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Sylvan Lake, known as the "crown jewel" of Custer State Park, is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Created in 1881 when Theodore Reder built a dam across Sunday Gulch, it offers picnic areas, rock climbing, small rental boats, swimming, and hiking trails. It is also popular as a starting point for excursions to Harney Peak and The Needles. A hotel was operated on the shore of the lake in the early 20th century (Postcard).
The lake was featured in Disney's 2007 film National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The film made the lake appear to be located directly behind Mount Rushmore when in reality it is actually five miles southwest of Mount Rushmore.
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- Interactive Hotel Solutions. "Sylvan Lake Lodge". Holiday Junction. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
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