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Fort Custer Recreation Area

5163 Fort Custer Drive, Augusta, MI 49012
269-731-4200
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Augusta
Type: State Parks
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2014
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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26 reviews 26 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Otsego, MI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We have never camped here before. Drove around looking for three campsites. There really isn't a bad site. There may be two or three that were out in the sun for most of the day that we saw by driving around. Nice level and large sites. Great for riding bikes. The beach on Eagle lake is very nice, we rode... More

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Garrett, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

A very nice Michigan State Park located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. Large campsites with a great deal of privacy as compared to many state parks. Pump water. Electric at campsites. Very reasonable season pass for out-of-state campers. Several lakes to canoe or kayak. No motors. Great paths to hike or bike. Only drawback is there is a lot of... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Camped for two nights here with children. Pros: Family oriented, no alcohol permitted - therefore it was reasonable quiet with no craziness even on a weekend before July 4. Nice beach - too bad it was a bit chilly for swimming. Cons: Must drive to beach. Only two bathroom facilities for the whole campground - with five toilet stalls and... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The drive was nice. The location was good. It was wet and cold though. There could have been more to do for a family with younger children. He was bored in just a little bit. We tried to look at other areas but more of the same.

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Indianapolis
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great camping great biking. There are a number of trails at varing difficulties. Trails are in great condition and very well maintained. Get an annual park pass and you can bike anytime!

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