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West-Point-Lake is a man-made lake formed by the damming of the Chattahoochee River along the Georgia-Alabama state line. The reservoir has 525 miles of shoreline, and helps control seasonal flooding and provides hydroelectric power. West Point Lake helps maintain the water level in the navigable inland waterway from Columbus, Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway. It does this by storing water during rainy periods, to be released later during dry periods. West Point Lake is also used as a recreational lake for fishing, boating, camping and other activities. Located near Pine Mountain and Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake offers 25 day-use parks for public use. Fishing is probably the most popular activity at the lake. The lake abounds with bass, catfish, crappie and bream. Bank fishing is excellent at many locations, and there are public fishing piers at Hardley Creek Park, Rocky Point Park, and McGee Bridge Park. All of the piers at West Point Lake provide access for those with disabilities. Boat launching ramps are located at 34 public areas around the lake. Some charge a small boat launch fee. Two privately owned marinas provide fuel, supplies, rentals, etc. In addition to fishing, West Point Lake has tennis courts, basketball courts, picnicking facilities, and three public swimming beaches. Plus, there are four county parks and municipal parks located along West Point Lake, providing plenty of space for a day hike, picnic, birdwatching or wildlife viewing.

Surrounding areas: Pine Mountain, Georgia (21.1 mi), Newnan, Georgia (32.6 mi)

West Point Lake Vacation Rentals

West Point Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Jameson Inn Lagrange110 Jameson DrLagrange, GA5.3 mi.(706) 882-8700
Comfort Inn1512 Ln Fayette PkwyLa Grange, GA7.9 mi.(706) 882-7700
Best Western Lafayette Garden Inn1513 Lafayette PkwyLagrange, GA7.9 mi.(706) 884-6175
Days Inn Lagrange2606 Whitesville RdLagrange, GA8.2 mi.(888) 525-8480
Comfort Inn & Suites Lagrange1512 Lafayette PkwyLagrange, GA10.7 mi.(706) 882-7700
Amerihost Inn Lagrange107 Hoffman DrLagrange, GA11.1 mi.(706) 885-9002
Holiday Inn Express Lagrange111 Hoffman DrLagrange, GA11.1 mi.(706) 812-8000
Quality Inn & Suites1601 Lafayette PkwyLagrange, GA11.1 mi.(706) 882-9540
Econo Lodge12 E 22ND StLanett, AL11.9 mi.(334) 768-3500
Holiday Inn Express3645 55TH StValley, AL14.1 mi.(334) 756-2000
Best Western Inn2983 Hwy 431Roanoke, AL14.9 mi.(334) 863-2100
Econolodge1888 E Main StHogansville, GA18.4 mi.(706) 637-9395
Days Inn368 S Main AvePine Mountain, GA20.8 mi.(706) 663-2121
Callaway GardensPO Box 2000Pine Mountain, GA21.1 mi.(706) 663-2281
Davis InnState Park RdPine Mountain, GA21.1 mi.(706) 663-2522
The Resort At Callaway205 Cherry AvePine Mountain, GA21.3 mi.(800) 543-7121
Valley Inn Resort Hamilton14420 Hwy 27Hamilton, GA24.9 mi.(706) 628-4454
Comfort Inn811 Fox Run PkwyOpelika, AL28.0 mi.(334) 741-9977
Econo Lodge1705 Columbus PkwyOpelika, AL28.1 mi.(334) 745-3115
Knights Inn1105 Columbus PkwyOpelika, AL28.3 mi.(334) 749-8377
Motel 61015 Columbus PkwyOpelika, AL28.3 mi.(334) 745-0988
Quality Inn1102 Columbus PkwyOpelika, AL28.3 mi.(334) 745-6331
Travelodge1002 Columbus PkwyOpelika, AL28.3 mi.(334) 749-1461
Heritage House714 2ND AveOpelika, AL28.5 mi.(334) 705-0485
Golden Cherry Motel1010 2ND AveOpelika, AL28.8 mi.(334) 745-7623
Lodge And Conference Center At Grand National3700 Sunbelt PkwyOpelika, AL28.8 mi.(334) 741-9292

West Point Lake Weather & Climate

West Central Georgia, near the Alabama border, has a humid subtropical climate. Summers in west-central Georgia are hot and humid. Winters are generally cool with variable precipitation. The entire state receives moderate to heavy rainfall with central Georgia receiving approximately 45 inches. Snowfall is possible in winter, but increases in frequency and average amounts the further north you go in the state. Freezing rain is more likely in central Georgia than snow. The coldest months are December and January. Spring comes early to the state where beautiful dogwood trees dot the landscape. Autumn days are bright and sunny and mild. Thunderstorms are possible in spring and summer.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 53°F 31°F 5.37 in. -
February 57°F 33°F 4.90 in. -
March 65°F 39°F 6.22 in. -
April 73°F 46°F 4.53 in. -
May 80°F 55°F 3.54 in. -
June 86°F 63°F 4.03 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 5.38 in. -
August 87°F 67°F 3.83 in. -
September 82°F 61°F 3.43 in. -
October 73°F 48°F 3.05 in. -
November 64°F 40°F 4.26 in. -
December 55°F 33°F 4.84 in. -

West Point Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Columbus Metropolitan airport (CSG) located about 37 miles south of West Point Lake in Columbus, Georgia, the Anniston Metropolitan airport (ANB) located approximately 55 miles northwest of West Point Lake in Anniston, Alabama, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located roughly 60 miles northeast of West Point Lake in Atlanta, Georgia, and finally the Talladega Municipal airport (ASN) located around 63 miles northwest of West Point Lake in Talladega, Alabama.

West Point Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA62.6 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA67.4 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA73.5 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA79.0 mi.
Water Parks
Surfside Water ParkAuburnAL33.8 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA73.5 mi.
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA103.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Legion Golf CourseLa GrangeGA7.9 mi.
Cedar Creek Golf & Country ClubBuena VistaGA9.3 mi.
Hogansville Golf ClubHogansvilleGA18.0 mi.
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Grand NationalOpelikaAL28.9 mi.
Roosevelt Memorial Golf CourseWarm SpringsGA29.6 mi.
State Parks
Franklin D Roosevelt State ParkGA24.7 mi. 
Chewacla State ParkAL37.1 mi. 
John Tanner State ParkGA39.3 mi. 
Mann Museum and OutdoorsOpelikaAL28.8 mi.(Science)
National Civil War Naval MuseumColumbusGA40.1 mi.(History)
Columbus MuseumColumbusGA40.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA67.4 mi.
Montgomery ZooMontgomeryAL80.0 mi.
Chehaw Wild Animal ParkAlbanyGA115.9 mi.

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