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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 #4 of 6 Attractions in Augusta
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 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
18 reviews 18 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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24 reviews 24 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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