Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake’s 525 miles of shoreline provide excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities. Located around the lake are day use parks, campgrounds, two commercial marinas, beach areas, fishing piers and public hunting areas. Most of the parks have picnic shelters, boat launching ramps with courtesy docks, nature trails and great access to the lake for fishing.
The construction of West Point Dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962. Congress authorized the project for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation.