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R SHAEFER HEARD, GA

part ofWest Point Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Campers at R. Shaefer Heard often enjoy boating.
Status: Open through Sat Oct 24 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

R. Shaefer Heard Campground is a waterfront facility on the southern shore of West Point Lake, which spans parts of Alabama and Georgia.

This man-made lake has 525 miles of shoreline that provide excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.

Natural Features:

Surrounded by rolling fields and deep forests that display outstanding fall foliage, West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The campground is forested and overlooks the 25,900-acre lake.

Recreation:

Whether sailing, wind surfing or power boating, West Point Lake is a boater's paradise. There are boat ramps in 34 public recreation areas around the lake, including Amity, as well as two privately owned full-service marinas.

Fishing is one of the most popular activities on the 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, Rocky Point and McGee Bridge parks.

Several trails wind along the lake and through the landscape, including the Lakeside Trail, which is perfect for mountain biking.

A wildlife management area of nearly 10,000 acres, located at the upper end of the lake, provides habitat for many types of wildlife. This area offers excellent hunting opportunities.

Facilities:

R. Shaefer Heard Campground offers 117 sites with electric and water hookups. Other amenities include a dump station, coin laundry facilities, hot showers, a boat ramp, hiking trails and a tennis court.

Nearby Attractions:

The lake offers 25 day-use parks. While many people visit the lake to boat and camp, the parks offer a variety of other recreation facilities including tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts, fishing piers with fish attractors, hiking trails and picnic shelters for individuals or large groups.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Playground
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Courts
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Camp hosts are on duty
  • Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.92722, -85.16389
32°55'38"N, 85°9'50"W

From West Point, Georgia, take U.S. Highway 29 north for 4 miles, then turn left at the campground sign.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

R SHAEFER HEARD
101 SHAEFER HEARD PARK RD.
WEST POINT  GA  31833

Phone Number:

Information:  (706)645-2404
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