Fort Custer State Recreation Area

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15 mi 24 km


23 mi 37 km




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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 and Lodging

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

Shops, Shuttles and Tours

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

Food and 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!

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Schlotzsky's Try the soups and salads. They're amazing!
94 20th St S, Battle Creek MI — (269) 964-8677
La Cocina Mexicana California Burrito is AMAZING!! So fresh and a nice light choice.
Nina's Taqueria Best mex on south west side
Pancake House Amazing breakfest!
A Taste of India Business is owned by one of our awesome Endeavor families. Great food and atmosphere!
Barista Blues Cafe Great place to eat at super deal
Taqueria San Francisco Tacos are the best.
Tony's Hong Kong Amazing food, great staff, excellent service. A must to eat at if in Battle Creek. I've been coming here since I was a baby. Literally.
Homespun Really good food to eat once in a great while. Lots of grease, but there's a great atmosphere
Addington Hills Cafe Lunch menu - salads, sandwiches, wraps - is wonderful and atmosphere is delightful. Best casual lunch in Battle Creek.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Servers who ask you if you already need a refill should not work at a restaurant. Laurin is rude, slow, and unpleasant.
Red Lobster Chad gave us phenomenal service! Even as rare fish consuming vegetarians, return we must!
Lux Café small prices, big portions!!
Sweetwater's Donut Mill Peanut butter and jelly donuts r to die for....
La Cocina Mexicana Cheap Mexican food and beer.Everything here is excellent!
Schlotzsky's So many pretty college age girls that work here. I want to come here every day haha.
6044 B Dr N, Battle Creek MI — (269) 979-2340
Chili's Grill & Bar The Wife Loves This Place=)))
6123 B Dr N, Battle Creek MI — (269) 979-8527
Sweetwater's Donut Mill What's better than a donut shop on Sprinkle Road? Candy-bar inspired donuts, traditional & beyond! Named "Top 10" Donuts in U.S. on MSN City Guide & Top dozen "Best Donuts Ever" in U.S. by AOL!
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8.1 mi 13.1 km
#1 Red Loop
Augusta, MI
8.1 mi 13.1 km Augusta, MI
Minor Issues
Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Trees down in 1st 1/4 mile. Trail is drying out and will be nice to ride tomorrow if it doesn't rain.
21 days ago
7.0 mi 11.2 km
#2 Green Loop
Augusta, MI
7.0 mi 11.2 km Augusta, MI
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Icy, Fallen Trees - Fat tire trail is all ice.
47 days ago
3.6 mi 5.7 km
#3 Blue Loop
Augusta, MI
3.6 mi 5.7 km Augusta, MI
4.2 mi 6.7 km
#4 Yellow Loop
Augusta, MI
4.2 mi 6.7 km Augusta, MI

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