This Underrated Trail In South Dakota Leads To A Hidden Turquoise Lake

Here in the beautiful state of South Dakota, there are awesome hikes to lead you to beautiful views. However, this one short but sweet hike inside Custer State Park leads you to an amazing natural oasis that has water so clear that it’s almost too gorgeous for words. Check out this mesmerizing turquoise lake and the silhouette of rock formations surrounding it that make the perfect scenery. This South Dakota hike leads to something so beautiful, it almost doesn’t seem like it can be real.

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