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POWERBOAT RACING: Due to a scheduled powerboat race in the areas of Whitetail Ridge Campground and Holiday Campground there may be significant boat traffic in the area, May 9-11, 2014. In addition, campers who may be impacted by the noise of powerboat racing may wish to seek reservations at another campground at West Point Lake.

WHITETAIL RIDGE, GA

Photo: WHITETAIL RIDGE
Status: Open through Sat Nov 29 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Whitetail Ridge Campground is a waterfront facility on the western 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 sits on the shore overlooking 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:

The Whitetail Ridge Campground offers 58 sites with electric and water hookups. Additional amenities include a dump station, laundry facilities and hot showers.

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 Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • Gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • $3 fee for visitors of registered campers from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Exotic pets and livestock not permitted

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.02222, -85.19167
33°1'20"N, 85°11'30"W

From Lagrange, Georgia, travel west on State Route 109 for about 7 miles. After crossing the first bridge across the lake, travel approximately one more mile, then turn left onto Thompson Road. After a mile, bear left and watch for the sign.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WHITETAIL RIDGE
565 ABBOTSFORD RD.
LEGRANGE GA 30240

Phone Number:

Information: (706)884-8972