Rich in history and natural beauty, Sylvan Lake Lodge is Custer State Park's "crown jewel." In a spot suggested by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the hotel sits in 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 Harney 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.
Picturesque Sylvan Lake provides watercraft rentals, fishing, and a swimming beach. It also serves as a stunning backdrop for wedding receptions and other festive events. The Lakeside Lawn truly has no equal.