George W. Andrews Lake

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George W. Andrews Lake


(229) 768-2516

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The two Chattahoochee River lakes, the George W. Andrews and Walter F. George Lakes, offer a host of recreational and sporting opportunities to the millions of people who visit each year. Although these lakes were built to provide navigation and hydroelectric power, the emphasis is on family fun. Lake George W. Andrews is located on the Chattahoochee River above Columbia, Alabama. Centered on the border between Alabama and Georgia, just above the Florida line, this area is very rich in history. There are nearby historic sites (including Kolomoki Indian Mounds State Park), excellent fishing and recreational opportunities, wildlife viewing and several Corps of Engineers and local government operated parks and boat ramps in the area.

Map of George W. Andrews Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 31.259066, -85.109930



  • Boating

    Whether you enjoy relaxing aboard your sailboat, casting for bass from a fishing boat or skimming the waves behind a skiboat, there's ample room for your favorite water sports on Walter F. George Lake or Lake George W. Andrews. As the larger of the two lakes, Walter F. George lends itself better to boating activities, but numerous boat ramps are available on both lakes. Boat ramp areas include: Franklin Landing, Highland Park, Hardridge Creek Day Use Park, White Oak Creek Park, Cheneyhatchee Creek Park, Hatchechubbee Creek Park and Bluff Creek Park located on the Alabama side of the lake. East Bank Park, Pataula Creek Park, Cool Branch Park, River Bluff Park, Rood Creek Park and River Bend Park located on the Georgia side of the lake. Lake George W. Andrews boat ramps include: Abbie Creek Park is located on the Alabama side, and East Bank Park and Coheelee Creek Park are located on the Georgia side. also be noted. Remember that all federal, state and local boating laws apply on the lakes. Please take note of navigational markers and exercise good judgment on the water.

  • Bicycling

    Call the park for more information on cycling trails.

  • Fishing

    The Chattachoochee River lakes are an angler's paradise. Gamefish include largemouth bass, white bass, hybrids, crappie, channel catfish and bream. Alabama and Georgia have a reciprocal agreement concerning fishing licenses, with each state accepting the use of a current license from either state on the Walter F. George Lake. Anglers should be aware, however, that the two states differ in daily limits and size restrictions for some species. Bank fishing is excellent at many locations, including public fishing decks, along riprap by bridges and at the mouths of creeks flowing into the lakes. Fishing below Walter F. George and George W. Andrews Dams offer good downstream fishing opportunities.

  • Hiking

    There are hiking trails at the Hardridge Creek Park and at the Abbie Creek Park.

  • Historic Sites

    Enjoy the gracious antebellum mansions located in nearby historic towns, such as Eufaula, Alabama and Cuthbert, Georgia.

  • Picnicking

    The Walter F. George Lake day use parks include: Highland Park, Hardridge Creek Day Use Park, White Oak Creek Day Use Park, Hatchechubbee Creek Park located on the Alabama side of the lake. East Bank Park, Cool Branch Park are located on the Georgia side of the lake. The picnic shelters are ideal for family reunions, birthday parties or company gatherings and may be reserved in advance by calling 229-768-2516. There are also a number of first come first served picnic areas.

  • Water Sports

    Many visitors spend the day swimming, picnicking, sunning or playing ball along the shore.



Centrally located to Albany, Georgia, and Dothan, Alabama, in the lower corner of the stated just above the Florida line.

In Dothan take 431 north to Abbeville (27 miles). In Abbeville take Hwy. 10 East to Ft. Gaines, GA. In Ft. Gaines take Hwy 39 north, go 2 miles. ACF/Walter F. George Resource Site building is on the left. Directions to campgrounds may be obtained from the project website.

Phone Numbers


(229) 768-2516