West Point Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake that extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River, just north of West Point, Georgia. The lake has a shoreline of more than 500 miles. Surrounded by forests and fields on the Alabama-Georgia state line. West Point Lake provides excellent fishing and camping and many other recreational opportunities.
West Point Lake controls flooding of the river by managing seasonal variations in water flow. During the critical flood season (December through April), the lake is maintained at a target elevation of 625 feet above mean sea level (msl). During the last part of April and the first part of May, the lake is allowed to rise to a target elevation of 635 feet msl for the summer months. Except during drought periods, the lake is maintained between an elevation of 633 feet and 635 feet msl during the summer.
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.
Mike Tommy Guide Service
706-882-8187, 4006 White Oak Ln, Lagrange, GA 30240-9119
Naders Bait & Tackle
706-884-1857, 56 Vernon Ferry Rd, Lagrange, GA 30240-9133
Tall Tales Bait & Grocery
706-884-2812, 3191 New Franklin Rd, Lagrange, GA 30240-9147
706-882-8555, 3322 New Franklin Rd, Lagrange, GA 30240-7739
Ribitz Bait & Tackle
706-885-1212, 5618 Westpoint Rd, Lagrange, GA 30240-8641
Four (4) Mile Bait & Tackle
706-643-0378, 7091 Westpoint Rd, West Point, GA 31833-4610
Ridenour Bait & Tackle
334-644-5806, 1111 County Road 212, Lanett, AL 36863-5307
Chambleys Bait & Tackle
334-768-2662, 3750 20th Ave, Valley, AL 36854-3209
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 $3.00 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!!!
706-882-3437, 1000 Seminole Rd, Lagrange, GA 30240-3715
Highland Marina & Resort
706-883-7651, Lagrange, GA 30240
Mitchell Marine Inc
706-884-2594, 370 S Davis Rd, Lagrange, GA 30241-2555
Southern Harbor Resort Marina
334-644-3881, 1133 County Road 294, Lanett, AL 36863-5370
There are 11 campgrounds at West Point, 7 of which are operated and maintained by the Corps. Six of the Corps campgrounds are "fee campgrounds" with resident park attendants. The seventh park is a free campground. All fee campgrounds have sites with electrical and water hookups, and camping fees entitle campers to the full use of campground facilities such as grills and tables, dump stations, laundries and showers. 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 Corps fee campgrounds but are not required.
While many people visit the area to fish or camp, West Point Lake also offers 25 Corps of Engineers day use parks available for public use. These areas offer a variety of recreation facilities including tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts, fishing piers with fish attractors, and picnic shelters for individuals or large groups. Three public swimming beaches, Earl Cook, Rocky Point, and Yellowjacket, are open to the public from early May until Labor Day.
Many picnic shelters can be reserved by calling 706-645-2937. Four county and municipal parks located on the lake offer similar facilities and day use areas as well.
West Point Lake Rv Resort
334-644-0525, 5006 County Road 212, Lanett, AL 36863-5337
Three Creeks Campground
706-884-0899, 305 Old Roanoke Rd, Lagrange, GA 30240-8205
Faith Baptist Church Camp
334-885-6852, 804 County Rd 655, Roanoke, AL 36274
B & B Rv Parks
334-705-0701, Co Rd 279, Valley, AL 36854
Pine Mountain Campground
706-663-4329, 8804 Hamilton Rd, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-4711
Highland Country Club
706-884-1727, 1001 Country Club Dr, Lagrange, GA 30240-1003
Lagrange Dive Center
706-812-9011, 111 Vernon St, Lagrange, GA 30240-3109