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5163 Fort Custer Drive Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Augusta, MI 49012 Approximate Size: 3033 (Acres)
Phone Number: (269) 731-4200 Unit Map
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center) Location Map/Directions
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Alcohol RestrictionsBoat Rental
Cross Country SkiDisc Golf
Dog SleddingEquestrian
FishingFishing in the Parks
HikingHunting
Mountain BikingPaddling
SnowmobilingSwimming
BeachBeach House
Boat LaunchCabins & Lodges
Camp StoreConcession/ Store
Electrical ServiceGroup Use Area
Mini CabinModern Restrooms
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
Playground
Fort Custer-Group Use Area
(269) 731-4200
2 site(s), Contact the park
Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Fort Custer-Modern
(800) 447-2757
219 site(s), $21/($16 semi modern-off season rate)
Camp Store, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
 
Fort Custer-Rustic Cabins
(800) 447-2757
3 site(s), $60/$80
Vault Toilet
 
Fort Custer-Multi-Use Trails (4 trails)
Trail Length: 25.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Dog Sledding, Equestrian, Hiking, Mountain Biking
 
Located in Augusta between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Fort Custer features three lakes, the Kalamazoo River, second-growth forests, prairie restoration areas, a 219-site campground, and a multi-use trail system used by mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers, and dog-sledders.

Fort Custer Recreation Area Events
GO--Get Outdoors Calendar of Events
Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays


The North Country Trail is located just north of the Recreation Area in Fort Custer National Cemetery. This national scenic trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York includes more than 1,500 miles in Michigan.

View Fort Custer's Interim Trail Map

Fort Custer's beach concessionaire is Lickity Split Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop.

Fort Custer Recreation Area comprises 3,033 acres located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The terrain is typical of southern Michigan farm country, with second growth forests and remnant areas of prairie. Prairie restoration is in progress with excellent results. The area features three lakes, the Kalamazoo River and an excellent trail system. Originally farmland, the area was acquired by the federal government to establish Camp Custer, an induction and military training center for the US Army during WWII. The land was deeded to the State of Michigan under President Nixon's Legacy of Parks in 1971.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Fort Custer Recreation Area

 
 

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