Fort Custer

Fort Custer State Park Campground Review

Fort Custer

Review of Fort Custer State Park Campground in Augusta, Michigan

September 2012 – 2 Nights

Atmosphere

This campground is great. It may be the best State Park we have been to in Michigan. The campground is set up with two major loops with plenty of space between campsites. The park covers quite a bit of acreage and has 3 lakes, a very nice beach and plenty of trails.

Campsite Spacing

Campsite spacing is fantastic. There is plenty of space between most of the campsites and many are actually separated by some woods or brush so you have your own private area. These are probably some of the better spaced campsites that we have stayed on in Michigan. They are set up very much like the campsites at Pontiac Lake State Park Campground in Pontiac, Michigan.

Campsite Quality

The quality of the campsites are fairly good. All campsites have a picnic table, nice fire ring and electricity. There are some sites that share electricity boxes with neighboring sites and may require quite a bit of power cord to stretch across, you can find some of this information on the reservation site. Some of the campsites also have an asphalt pad. Our site was grass and dirt but did flood with a couple inches of water when it rained. It did dry up pretty quick once the rain stopped coming down.

Trails

This place has tons of trails and may have some of the best mountain biking trails within a Michigan State Park. There is 15 to 16 miles of designated mountain biking trails that have everything from smooth fast single track to some nice technical short descents or climbs. There is also dedicated equestrian trails for those that enjoy horseback riding. For those that like a little bit milder mountain biking there is also a multi purpose trail that is a little smoother and less technical.

Boating

The campground has 3 different lakes with launches. All lakes are no wake. 2 of the lakes are fairly shallow with lots of lily pads. We took the canoe out on the larger lake that is plenty big enough for a small fishing boat, but again it is still a no wake lake. The lakes are perfect for those that enjoy kayaking.

Fishing

There are a variety of fish stocked in the lake. We did a little bit of casting when we took the canoe out but did not do any serious fishing.

Kids

This was a nice campground for the kids with the campsites being private, you don’t have to worry about your kids disturbing your neighbors, there are playgrounds near the restrooms and the beach is really nice.

Overall Comments

This is a great park and with everything it has to offer it is on the top of our list for Michigan State Parks. This park is definitely worth driving a few hours to get to.

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