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Fort Custer State Recreation Area

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Fort Custer comprises over 3,000 acres of forest and oak savannah. Amenities include 219 campsites with water and electric hookups. There is also a dump station. Three lakes provide no-wake-boating, fishing, and kayaking. A large beach at Eagle Lake includes a concession stand, bath, and changing facilities. Hunting is allowed in some areas of the park. This is usually not an issue if you wear orange from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 and don't wear antlers on your helmet!

Camping & Lodging

Fort Custer has 219 campsites with water and electric hookups. There is also a dump station.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Located in Augusta, Custer Cyclery is a full sales and service bike shop.

Food & Drink

Augusta is located just 1/2 mile outside the park. Players Grill sports bar with a variety of local microbreweries beer on tap; Lickity Split, a walk-up ice cream parlor with locally crafted ice cream; Nina's Taqueria - great authentic Mexican Fare; Channel Street Cafe for higher end dining; and Dig In Cafe - best breakfast in town. There is a single gas station/convenience store and a local pharmacy with some limited hardware supplies. Enjoy Augusta!

Recommended Routes in Fort Custer State Recreation Area - 1

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Favorite Loose but Fast - Green Trail
Intermediate

Fort Custer MTB Trails - Singletrack Tour

15.1 mi 24.3 km 393' Up 119.78 m Up 393' Down 119.67 m Down

Augusta, MI

Fort Custer State Recreation Area Biking

  • 38 Miles 61 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Fort Custer State Recreation Area - 4

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8.1 mi 13.1 km #1Red Loop
Intermediate
Augusta, MI
Intermediate
Augusta, MI 27 
7.0 mi 11.2 km #2Green Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Augusta, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Augusta, MI 19 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #3Yellow Loop
Easy
Augusta, MI
Easy
Augusta, MI
3.6 mi 5.7 km #4Blue Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Augusta, MI
Easy/Intermediate
Augusta, MI

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Loose but Fast - Green Trail
Sep 12, 2015 near Springf…, MI
Hard packed rock descent into a fast singletrack on the Red Loop
Sep 11, 2015 near Springf…, MI
Nice climb on the Green Loop
Sep 12, 2015 near Springf…, MI
Riding into a wood and dirt coaster on the Green Loop.
May 27, 2017 near Augusta, MI
A log skinny on the Red Loop.
May 27, 2017 near Augusta, MI
Fort Custer Trail Review
Mar 24, 2021 near Augusta, MI
Lush green forest. Smooth singletrack
Jul 26, 2020 near Augusta, MI
Fort Custer MTB Trails - Singletrack Tour (MTB Project Recommended Route)
Mar 9, 2021 near Augusta, MI