For a weekend full of adventure and natural beauty, plan a trip to LaGrange, Georgia.
With an array of activities centered around gorgeous West Point Lake, you’ll find outdoor excursions to entertain you and your travel partner for days. The diverse wildlife and typically pleasant weather make for a wonderful time soaking up the natural world. For the best seat in the house, plan to camp out at one of our many lakeside parks and campgrounds.
Thanks to the abundance of pine trees surrounding West Point Lake, LaGrange is a hot spot for a variety of bird species. Osprey, goldfinches, bald eagles and woodpeckers are just a few on the ever-growing list of birds that frequently visit or call our area home. Spring is an especially good time to look for eagles as they are known to nest and hunt during warmer weather. Throughout March and April, you may even catch a glimpse of warblers heading north to their nesting grounds.
There are numerous lake access points around our city where you can sit and enjoy nature and look for birds and other wildlife. We encourage you to dig up those old binoculars and view our Birdwatching Guide for more information about these unique creatures. Make sure to check the weather before heading out and bring some shades to protect your eyes while you search the horizon.
Fishing has always been a great way to pass time, disconnect and even fill your tummy. With one of the best southern lakes in our backyard, there’s no excuse for keeping your distance!
West Point Lake draws anglers from all over the U.S. for its selection of bass, crappie, catfish, stripers and more. To fish from the lakeshore, visit McGee Bridge Park. If you prefer casting out from a boat, The Yellow Jacket boat ramp is a popular put-in and there’s plenty of good fishing in that area. Whether you’re dropping crumbs by one of our public docks or casing out from the middle of the lake, you’ll enjoy the thrill of fishing.
You’ll find no better peace than watching the sunrise and set in LaGrange. Pack a picnic and a blanket and enjoy gentle laps of water by the lakeshore. At many lake access points, you’ll be accompanied by a flock of ducks and an occasional splash from a bass leaping into the air. Need some company? Load up your canines and be prepared to play fetch for hours on end.
If you’re visiting for the sunset, plan to stick around and stargaze. It takes about 40 minutes after the sun goes down before the stars really begin to glisten. As long as the sky is clear of clouds, you can easily spot constellations!
Don’t pack all these activities into just one day! Soak up bountiful views and endless activities over a long weekend and return home feeling rested and accomplished. When you’re ready for another adventure, we’ll be waiting here for you.