West Point Lake

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Deep forests encircling West Point Lake

West Point Lake is located on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake is overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of engineers, and it extends 35 miles alongside the Chattahoochee River. Fishing, camping, boating, and other recreational activities are all available along the lake’s 525 miles of shoreline which is encircled by thick, deep forests and rolling fields. There are many parks for day-use, camping areas, beaches, fishing piers, hunting areas, and two commercial marinas. Nature pathways, boat platforms with courtesy docks, and picnic shelters are common features in many of the city’s parks like McGee Bridge Park.

Fishing

Tourists flock to West Point Lake because of the Georgia Bass Nation fishing event

Environmental changes have lowered nutrient flows that formerly produced pea-green lakes and excellent largemouth bass fishing, once too fruitful due to Atlanta’s upstream effect. In some of the less fruitful areas of the lake, fish are shifting from largemouth to spotted bass. It’s still a great time to go fishing for bass, although there are more spotted bass being caught these days. Particularly during the renowned spring rush up the Chattahoochee River to Franklin, hybrid bass fishing is excellent.

Top Targeted Fish Species

Northern Largemouth bass

Northern Bass

Spotted Bass

Spotted Bass

Summer fishing for Black Crappie

Crappie

Bluegill Fish
Bluegill
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What fish are Biting on Georgia West Point Lake?

Besides largemouth bass and spotted bass, fishermen may also come across:

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Camping & Day Use

There are a dozen campgrounds at West Point Lake. The camping areas are neatly organized and have nature trails that visitors can walkthrough. The campgrounds are usually open from spring until mid-autumn. Most of the campgrounds are equipped with water and electrical hookups, dump stations, laundries, boat ramps, hot showers, and some even have courts for tennis and basketball.

Among the most popular campgrounds at West Point Lake are: Amity Campground, Indian Springs Group Campground, Ringer Campground, and Whitetail Ridge Campground.

Recreation

Kayaks and other leisure watercraft are ideal for exploring West Point Lake. For an amusing way to spend your ‘breather’, you can rent a boat, kayak, or canoe. You can also bring your own vessel and use one of the many boat launching ramps scattered around the lake.

West Point Lake Kayaking

Is West Point Lake Safe to Swim in?

The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper claims that West Point Lake may be safely visited despite massive social media criticism. Rocky Point and Earl Cook beach are two of the three beach areas where the Corps of Engineers conducts regular water quality checks. The deepest point in West Point lake is 68 feet deep.

What is under West Point Lake?

West Point Lake is a man-made reservoir built on the Chattahoochee River in Georgia. Since the creation of the West Point Dam in 1965, the lake is manned and administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Directions

From Atlanta, take exit 14 in LaGrange. From LaGrange, take US 29 south 16. Visit the visitor center at the entrance. Take the I-87 west to Georgia, Exit 2. Go to the right and continue right onto the 29 N. Located at the end of the park.

 

West Point Lake Reviews

Soooo beautiful there!

West Point Lake
★★★★★
We went to the lake for a days fishing, we did a 6 hr fishing trip and had great time. Got more than expected. The captain on boat was knowledgeable and funny!
- Sam Smart

Nice lake and recreation

West Point Lake
★★★★★
The West Point lake was nice and clean. The area we went to had many good fishing with great parking.
- John Jones
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