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“camp site flooded ankle deep stayed during fall fest”

Fort Custer Recreation Area
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Augusta
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

we didn't realize when we choose to stay here that fall fest was something that was taken so seriously. we where out of towners and felt like we where treated so as we happened to be trying to enjoy ourselves during the event. things we didn't know they close the roads in and out of campground during the event and have a limited window to move about in a car. If you are not familiar with fall fest be prepared for hundred of kids wanting to come trick or treating and campsites decked out. we did bring some candy with us, but we never managed to pass it out as the rain wrecked some havoc. we ended up only staying one night and leaving early when we walked out the camper into ankle deep water. the entire site was flooded not just some of it. we did not get to fully experience the lake which we would have liked to kayak on, but would have found it difficult even without the rain due to roads in campground being closed. we did manage to take a bike ride to one of the lakes and this was nice. the campground itself seemed to have some really nice sites, would have liked to enjoyed the park for what it had to offer since we weren't there for fall fest. we may try coming back but won't be back during the fest.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Im a 29 yr Winter Back-Packer and after 6 years of dating my girlfriend she decided to give it a try and find out why for 29yrs I have enjoyed Hammocking in the deep freeze. although there are many beautiful places to go I chose the trails in Fort Custer to be her 1st winter trail Pack-In and camp-out. Here's why:. Its Easy, Its Beautiful, Its Quite, Its Close to Emergency's (If Needed it was 5 degrees at night) No body is hardly ever there (I may see a dog walker or 2 and the Trail I picked was only a 7 mile Loop with camp at the 5 mile mark giving only a 2 mile to hike back to truck if we needed it for emergency reasons(It was her 1st winter pack-in/camp-out and remember it was 5 degrees at night and 27 during day) If anyone is thinking about testing new gear,trying a 1st winter pack-in/camp-out or just enjoying a nice winter day hike Fort Custer has it. Trails are marked very well so if you can read a map or colored dots on trees then you will with no problems feeling safe and not get lost in Custer. These are All things a beginner should learn and look for during a winter Pack-in or hike. Enjoy! ( the water is turned off in campgrounds but all sites are open and Pit Toilets are available during winter season)

Thank Nathan G
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We went in late October and the weather was beautiful and the park was uncrowded. We reserved the rustic cabin by the riverside and it was secluded and quiet. There was a vague hiking trail running to the side of the cabin and a few respectful hunters passed into the woods to hunt. The cabin was clean but musty so we opened the windows and doors and aired it out just fine. It had a back porch, fire ring , picnic table and outside garbage can. The bunk beds had sleeping pads already installed. We just bought pillows and covers. We also brought battery lanterns as there is no electricity in the cabin. The outhouse was a few yards away and was surprisingly clean. The cabin has a ramp for wheelchairs as well. We baked potatoes, watch the moving river and had a wonderful time.

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great park without a ton of people. They have killer mountain bike trails all rated from green to red based on difficulty. They also have three lakes they are however no wake. They offer rustic and modern campgrounds. This is a great place to visit for people of all ages.

Thank Greenninja78
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

It was so fun to ride bikes through the campground and see the uniqueness of each site. It would benefit you to look around at different sites, some are very spacious and wooded and others are more in the open. We stayed in 117, next to the bathroom, I was grateful there wasn't any bathroom smell! I recommend looking at the 1-100 sites, they seemed bigger as we rode through. We rode bikes to all the lakes and on some trails. Kids ride freely around the park roads. Very clean. They came around several times a day to take out garbage, refill paper products and mop if needed.

Thank Kelly B
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