Fort Custer State Recreation Area
Open: Open March 26 through Dec 31
Number of Sites: 224
Located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Fort Custer features three lakes, a river, second growth forests, prairie restoration, three lakes, the Kalamazoo River an excellent trail system used by hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.
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.
Fort Custer-Group Use Area
(269) 731-4200, 2 site(s), Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
(800) 447-2757, 219 site(s), Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
Fort Custer-Rustic Cabins
(800) 447-2757, 3 site(s), Vault Toilet
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