Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fort Custer to Expand Winter Camping Opportunities

a news release of theMichigan DNR

Department of Natural Resources state park and recreation officials have announced Fort Custer Recreation Area near Battle Creek is expanding its winter camping opportunities this season to be one of 10 Michigan state park campgrounds that will stay open all winter.

The park's Whitford-Lawler Lake Group Camp and the Trailside Cabin and Lakeview Cabin will operate through the winter months to accommodate winter campers and sports enthusiasts.

"We are excited to offer these expanded opportunities to GO-Get Outdoors this winter to accommodate the needs of our campers," said Tony Trojanowski, park manager. "Last year we opened the Whitford-Lawler Lake Group Camp to scout troops who wanted to earn their arctic and winter camping merit badges, and other campers asked about staying in the cabins during the winter."

The two rustic cabins offer 12 bunk beds, propane heat, picnic tables both inside and outside, a fire circle and a picnic grill. There are vault toilets and a hand pump for water nearby. The Whitford-Lawler Lake Group Camp offers a hand pump for water, a vault toilet and fire circle.

All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8.

See or call 1-800-447-2757 to make reservations
See Fort Custer State Park or call 1-269- 731-4200 to call the park
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