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USACE Inspecting, Repainting West Point Lake Boundary Line

Published Dec. 6, 2019

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District at West Point Lake Project announced that the project’s operations and maintenance contractor, East O&M, will begin the seasonal maintenance of the Government property line around the reservoir on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

This year the contractor will begin work on County Road 288, Chambers County, Ala., and will be heading northward. After completing nearly 66 miles of property line, the work will end before Liberty Hill Park in Troup County, Ga.

Subdivisions, neighborhoods and major roads adjacent to public land in these areas include:

  • S. Pine Cone Drive
  • Hidden Harbor
  • Chambers County Road 268
  • McCosh Mill Road
  • N. State Line Road
  • Deer Pointe
  • Leisure Cove
  • U.S. Highway 109
  • Williams Road
  • Abbotsford Road
  • Old School Road
  • Turkey Pointe
  • Neely Road
  • Antioch Road
  • Liberty Hill Road

The work will continue throughout the winter months.

In addition, USACE Park Rangers will be inspecting portions of the property line during the coming weeks. The purpose of these inspections is to identify any encroachments on public land and to ensure the line is properly marked.

The Government property line is easily recognized by two red, horizontal stripes painted on trees on either side of the line when it is straight, and three stripes painted on trees where the line is curved. The property line extends over 330 miles around West Point Lake Project, encompassing over 55,000 acres of publicly owned land and water. The entire extent of the line is repainted every five years to ensure that it is easily identifiable.

For more information please contact the West Point Lake Project Management Office at 706-645-2937.

West Point Lake is a man-made reservoir impounded by the West Point Dam on the Chattahoochee River, authorized for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation. Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields extending 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line, the lake has approximately 525 miles of shoreline and features a wide variety of recreation activities including fishing, camping and boating for public enjoyment.

Release no. 19-050