West Point Lake

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West Point Lake

Georgia

(706) 645-2937

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Overview

Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 525 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities. Designed as a recreation demonstration project, this lake has fishing piers for the handicapped and other special features. Fishing is probably the most popular activity on West Point Lake. A dozen creeks and more than 40 square miles of lake provide plenty of good fishing spots for the thousands of anglers who fish here regularly. The lake abounds with bass, catfish, crappie and bream. Bank fishing is excellent at many locations, including public fishing piers at Hardley Creek Park, Rocky Point Park, and McGee Bridge Park. All of the piers provide access for persons with disabilities. Preteens and visitors with disabilities can also fish in a pond at Hardley Creek Park.

Map of West Point Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 32.916167, -85.170476

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Activities

  • Boating

    With its 525 miles of shoreline and 25,900 surface acres, West Point Lake is a boater's paradise. There are boat launching ramps located in 34 public recreation areas (including 4 leased areas) around the lake. Some ramps charge a boat launch fee. Two privately operated marinas provide fuel, storage, boat repair, rentals, supplies and other boater's needs.

    Whether your preference is sailing, wind surfing, or power boating, West Point Lake is the place to be!!!

  • Bicycling

    Contact the park for information about cycling.

  • Camping

    The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains five campgrounds at West Point Lake. Registered campers are entitled to the full use of campground facilities such as grills and tables, dump stations, laundries and showers.

    Four of the Corps campgrounds are "fee campgrounds" with resident park attendants. The fifth (Ringer Campground) has no fee. Many of the fee campgrounds also offer boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and nature trails.

    During the summer season, reservations are accepted at the fee campgrounds but are not required. The two marinas on the lake are privately owned and operated.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is probably the most popular activity on West Point Lake. A dozen creeks and more than 40 square miles of lake provide plenty of good fishing spots for the thousands of anglers who fish here regularly. The lake abounds with bass, catfish, crappie and bream. Bank fishing is excellent at many locations, including public fishing piers at Hardley Creek Park, Rocky Point Park, and McGee Bridge Park. All of the piers provide access for persons with disabilities. Preteens and visitors with disabilities can also fish in a pond at Hardley Creek Park.

  • Hiking

    There are many hiking trails around the lake that offer a wide variety of sights to see and activities along the trails. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible.

  • Horseback Riding

    Conact the park for more information.

  • Hunting

    A wildlife management area of nearly 10,000 acres, located at the upper end of the lake, provides habitat for many kinds of game and non-game wildlife. This area, operated by the Game and Fish Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, offers the public excellent hunting opportunities. Hunters with a Georgia Wildlife Management Area stamp can hunt seasonally and participate in special quota hunts. Hunting is also permitted in specific Corps-managed areas, provided the hunter has a valid state hunting license and a West Point Lake Hunting Permit, and is using weapons designated for the area on a current hunting map.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic shelters are available for reservations at several Corps of Engineers operated day use areas at West Point Project. These facilities are ideal for family reunions, birthday parties, or company picnics. The shelters listed on the reverse side of this sheet may be reserved by any group. They are also available for use at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis when not in use or reserved by another party.

    Shelters may be reserved by telephone or in person beginning January 2, or the first business day after that date.

  • RVing

    The Corps of Engineers operates and maintains five campgrounds at West Point Lake. Registered campers are entitled to the full use of campground facilities such as grills and tables, dump stations, laundries and showers.

  • Water Sports

    With its 525 miles of shoreline and 25,900 surface acres, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of water sports.

Directions

Driving

From Atlanta, Take I-85 South and US 29 West.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(706) 645-2937

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