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Fort Custer Recreation Area

Address: 5163 Fort Custer Drive, Augusta, MI 49012
Phone Number: 269-731-4200
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Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Augusta
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Love this place, great trails for hiking, biking, dog sledding, horseback riding, camping. Several lakes for swimming and fishing. Have been going for over 40 years. It can get crowded, especially when they have a mountain bike race going on so check the schedule.

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Richland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Whether it's a day trip or overnight camping, always beautiful and well maintained! Great hiking trails, beautiful, warm lake to swim in, bike riding trails. It has everything!

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Richland, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cross-country ski, bike, dog sleds, kayak, walk, picnic, camp, mountain bike...fabulous place to do it all!

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Let’s start with I am not a camper. It has been many (~30) years since I camped. Ft. Custer State Park completely lived up to what is posted on the State of Michigan DNR site. The campground was nice, quiet and clean. Facilities weren’t too far. Each site had electrical and most offer some level of privacy. Lakes for swimming... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We hiked the multi-purpose trail around Jackson Hole and the Witford/Lawler Lakes. It was a good trail, a little narrow at times, but passable, with nice wooded, marsh and prairie vistas to enjoy along the way. The flies were a little intense but we kept moving and they were not unbearable. We would consider camping here in the future, there... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Ft Custer has nice trails for hiking,biking or horseback riding it also has three lakes for fishing,boating and kayaking. I have camp there on a few ocassions it's nice just to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ft. Custer Rec area offers a wonderful swimming beach on a large lake. The beach has a sandy bottom and plenty of area for swimming or playing. They also have a well maintained camping area, disc golf(watch out for poison ivy), mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, and some great hiking trails. If you are into geocaching there is a challenging... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I rode the green trail yesterday and was pleasantly surprised by the great scenery and view points the trail has to offer. Trails are well maintained and challenging. I even saw a pair of Sandhill Cranes along the way.

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Kalamazoo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Located halfway between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Ft. Custer Recreation Area has 219 semi-modern campsites, 2 mini-cabins, 3 rustic cabins, 20+ miles of mountain bike trails, about the same amount for equestrians. Open year-round I especially like it for kayaking on Eagle Lake, Whitford-Lawler lakes and Jackson Hole. Peaceful and fun to look for sandhill crane couple and swans and... More 

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Battle Creek, MI
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Fort Custer Recreation Area was once part of Fort Custer, where new recruits trained for deployment for WWI and WWII. Now it is a tucked away gem. There are camping sites large enough for 5th wheels, good fishing in Eagle lake, and trails for hikers and horses.

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