Sylvan Lake, South Dakota

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Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park

Known as the “crown jewel” of Custer State Park, and even good enough to be on the silver screen in Disney’s National Treasure 2 starring Nicolas Cage (some fancy editing made it seem as if the lake is behind Mount Rushmore).

There are plenty of activities to do in Sylvan Lake when you take a break from riding your motorcycle. Whether it’s a relaxing paddle boat ride, a quick dip to cool down, kayaking, walking the trails, or, just sit back and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings.

My mistake, twice now, is that I didn’t pack a lunch and sit by the lake with a cigar afterwards. But, learn from my mistake. After riding a couple of hundred miles on your motorcycle, stop by Sylvan Lake to re-energize and prepare yourself to ride Needles Highway. And when you do, make sure you post your photos so that I can envy you.

MC Atty

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