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Lake Herman State Park


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Lake Herman State Park Lake Herman State Park is located on a peninsula of the 1,350-acre Lake Herman, and offers visitors spectacular views of Lake Herman. Camping, boating, fishing, and cross country skiing are favorite activities at the park. Observe wildlife in the native oak woodlands and prairie grasses that inhabit a variety of birds and animals.

They settled the timberland on the east side of the lake and assumed squatters' rights on June 17, 1870. The log cabin in the park was built for Herman Luce in the summer of 1871. The cabin is made of sturdy oak logs hand hewn to fit snugly and chinked to keep out the cold. Herman Luce and his son, William, were the first settlers at Lake Herman

Luce's cabin briefly served as a U. S. Land Office, with Herman Luce in charge. In 1977, the Herman Luce Cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Phone: (605) 256-5003
Our Email: hermanstp@gfp.state.sd.us
Our Website:gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/lake-herman/

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