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Fort Custer Rec Area

Near: AugustaMI (Weather)
Number of
22 Total
22 Difficulty: Challenging Trail
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Trail Description 3303 acres. This recreation area has three lakes as well as the Kalamazoo River, high rolling meadows, soggy wetland, and abundant woods. There are 22 miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails. 219 modern campsites, 2 cabins, and 3 rustic cabins, Activities include Eagle Lake beach, picnic shelters, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and cross country skiing areas. Park hours Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm. Day use admission charge. Bridle Trails - Trails may have other designated uses, meaning, trails are shared with hikers and mountain bikers.
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Campground This is a park and ride park only. We never found the campsites on the equestrian map, nor at the park. Water and toliets are available.
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Michigan DNR

, MI
Directions Address: Fort Custer Recreation Area 5163 W. Fort Custer Drive State Highway M-96 Augusta, MI 49012 I-94 to exit 92, North on Martin Luther King Highway four 4 miles to M-96. West five miles to park entrance. Reservations: (800)447-2757 TTY: (517)335-4623 Phone: (269)731-4200
This information was provided by on 9/6/2005 3:24:54 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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