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Boating

Whether you enjoy relaxing aboard your sailboat, casting for bass from a fishing boat, or skimming the waves behind a ski-boat, there's ample room for your favorite water sports on Walter F. George Lake or Lake George W. Andrews.

As the larger of the two lakes, Walter F. George lends itself better to boating activities, but numerous boat ramps are available on both lakes.

Boat ramps on the Alabama side of Walter F. George Lake include Franklin Landing, Highland Park, Hardridge Creek Day-Use Park, Thomas Mill Creek Park, White Oak Creek Park & Campground, Cheneyhatchee Creek Park, Barbour Creek Landing, Chewalla Creek Marina, Old Creek Town Park, Lakepoint Resort State Park, Hatchechubbee Creek Park,     Briar Creek Park and Bluff Creek Park.

Boat ramps on the Georgia side of Walter F. George Lake include East Bank Park, George T. Bagby State Park, Cottonhill Campground, Sandy Branch Park, Pataula Creek Park, Cool Branch Park, River Bluff Park, Rood Creek Park, Florence Landing & Marina, Bluff Creek Campground and River Bend Park. 

Lake George W. Andrews boat ramps include Abbie Creek Park, Columbia Boat Ramp, Omusee Creek Park located, Coheelee Creek Park, East Bank Park, Odom Creek Park, and George W. Andrews Lock & Dam.

A navigable channel of 100 feet by nine feet is maintained as far north a Columbus, Georgia, allowing larger boats to move safely along the lakes. Boaters are advised to be cautious of commercial barge traffic utilizing the inland waterway.

Please be aware of possible underwater hazards. Low-hanging power lines should also be noted. Remember that all federal, state and local boating laws apply on the lakes. Please take note of navigational markers and exercise good judgment on the water.

Most ramps charge a $3 boat launch fee, or you may purchase an annual pass for $30. For more information or to arrange for a ranger presentation on water safety, please contact the site manager's office at (229) 768-2516.

  • Approximately 84% of individuals who drown at Corps lakes were not wearing a life jacket. 

  • Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.

  • It takes only 60 seconds on average for an adult to drown and 20 seconds for children.

  • Loaner life jackets are available at many Corps of Engineers parks.

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