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Boating

West Point Lake is a man-made reservoir impounded by the West Point Dam on the Chattahoochee River. With more than 500 miles of shoreline and 25,900 surface acres of water, West Point Lake is a boater's paradise.

Boat launching ramps are conveniently located around the lake in 30 different public recreation areas (including 4 leased areas). Some ramps charge a $5 fee to launch your vessel from the ramp.

There are also two privately operated marinas at West Point Lake that provide fuel, storage, boat repair, rentals, supplies and other boater's needs. For more information on the Marina's at West Point check out the graph below that describes the services that each of them offer. Whether your preference is sailing, wind surfing, or power boating, West Point Lake is the place to be!

Marina Facilities

Facilities  Ramp   Repair   Fuel   Boat/Slip Rental   Food   Camp/Cabins   Sanitary Station 
Highland Marina       X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Southern Harbor  X    X  X  X  X  X

Boating Safety Tips

  • Be alert for underwater hazards such as submerged stumps, logs and rocks.
  • Be careful when approaching the shoreline because the depth of water varies.    
  • Never dive into water of unknown depth.
  • Be alert to hazards such as poisonous plants, insects and snakes.    
  • Keep children under close supervision at all times, especially near the water.
  • Wear life vests at all times.    
  • Do not use alcohol while in, on or around the water.
  • Let someone know where you will be and when you plan to return.    
  • Swim in designated swimming areas.
  • Do not overload your boat. Remember, safe boating is not overloading.

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