If your pup is looking for fun and adventure, then the Fort Custer Recreation Area is the place to be. This 3,033-acre park is home to a handful of lakes and the Kalamazoo River. Here your dog will be treated to wooded areas and miles of open prairies and rolling hills. Sounds furrific!
With 25 miles of trails, Fort
Custer Recreation Area is a hiker’s haven. Mountain bikes and equestrians are limited to
where they can ride. Furtunately, hikers are allowed on all park trails. One of
the most pupular hikes is the Blue Trail. It's four miles long and
goes around Jackson Hole Lake, and Whitford and Lawler Lake. To explore the area
around Eagle Lake, hop on the seven mile Green Trail. During the winter, portions
of the Red, Green, and Yellow Trails are open for dog sledding, so harness your
pup up and go for a ride!
Furry family members are not
allowed in the cabins at the Fort Custer Recreation Area, so you will need to
get a tent or RV site if you'd like to have an overnight adventure. Campsites have electrical
service, a nearby playground, access to the blue trail, and bathrooms from
mid-April through mid-October. If you are just visiting for the day,
grab one of the picnic areas and enjoy an outdoor meal with your pooch. Grills
are available, so bring some burgers and have a pawrty! If you are bringing
along the entire pack, consider reserving one of the group shelters at Eagle or
Whitford and Lawler Lakes. No matter how long you stay, be sure to have clean-up bags and water on hand.
Please note all park visitors must have a Michigan
Recreation Passport. This can be purchased for $11.00 at the time of vehicle
permit renewals for Michigan residents, or at the park entrance. This puptacular pass gives you and your
canine adventure buddy access to all Michigan state parks for an entire year.
Recreation Passports are also available to non-residents.
Fort Custer Recreation Area will make your pup one happy