Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Fort Custer State Rec Area
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Fort Custer State Rec Area is located in Michigan
42.335 N
-85.338 W
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15 Reviews of Fort Custer State Rec Area
Nice Large Wooded Sites

This was a pleasant surprise to have what felt like a semi private lot nestled in the woods. We had site 1 and felt we were close to a bathroom shower house as well as to the entrance. The restrooms were kept reasonably clean, and there's a nice playground by the bath house.

The negatives? It's a drive to the beach, which is rather crowded on nice Saturdays (to be expected)… there's no shortage of mosquitoes (but hey, you're in the woods, right? Bring a thermacell! )… and the midnight snack bandits we call raccoons are not going to hide from you. We had one traverse along our site while cooking dinner, but he left us alone and kept on his way. We saw several others during our stay… keep food and trash stored away!

In all we are very likely to return someday!

Something for everyone

MMichigan State park with large sites and lots of privacy.  $25per night with electric.  Several no wake lakes for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. One lake with swimming beach. Lots of trails for hiking,  horses and mountain bikes. Roads quiet and could easily ride your road bike to nearby bike paths. I loved the lack of lights in the park at night making for a beautiful night sky.

Always a go to place

I have stayed here quite often. The park is a typical state campground. The campsites have good space and isolation from other sites. The electrical was updated so alls it’s have their own hook up but some of the older boxes can have issues. The site I was on had the 30 amp plug that was not working.

There is a lot to do here; fishing, horseback riding. Mountain bike trails, lake with beach so if you get board it’s your fault. The mountain bike trails are challenging and will provide a good workout.

I will stay here again and again.

Huge and has so much to offer

Wow! Three lakes, hiking, biking and horse trails, showers, camp host and super quiet this past week while there. Not many campers, but everyone there seemed pleasant and were quiet. Deep sites, electric if you so desire, firepit and tables. I use a tent. Driving from the west through Augusta is a treat…so pretty. Civilization not far at all. Fishing, beach, play areas and an amusement park for mountain bikers! No alcohol. Will return!


Our favorite state park to stay at. Large quiet sites and lots of seclusion.


We loved this campground! It is open year round and quiet when we went in January! They have electric and nice sized spots that are sectioned off well. Tons of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails in addition to lakes to kayak!

Nice sites, be prepared to be in nature

I camped here many a times as a child. The sites are nice and there are natural divides between each campsite. You are in the middle of the woods so you must be prepared for insects and small animals. There's lots to do such as kayaking, hiking, bike trails. The small beach is often fairly crowded on nice days. Great, family friendly place.


swampy area. Watch out for blackflies. Bring the bug spray!! Tried hiking with small kids there— lots of mountain bikers on the trails.

Lots of open space

lots need mowing so lots of bugs, bring insect repellent.

Lots of fun

Nice campground! Lots to do, kayaking, hiking, swimming etc… we will definitely be back!