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Fort Custer Recreation Area

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Address: 5163 Fort Custer Drive, Augusta, MI 49012
Phone Number: 269-731-4200

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Great recreational state park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unlike one of the reviews our trip was awesome. I was impressed by the size of the sites, the woods between most sites and very impressed by the trails. Thank Goodness I wasn't next to the reviewer who complained about the staff here. Sounds like sour grapes from obnoxious campers to me. We have nothing but good to say about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A wonderful campground that has many hiking and biking trails ! Always been one of our favorite places for family outings! Rather its hiking, biking, playground, swimming or fishing! It's always been a great time! And its not far if you need to go into a town to get supplies!

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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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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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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