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Mobile District Temporarily Closes West Bank Park For Repairs

Published April 24, 2020

MOBILE, Ala. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District announces the temporary closure of West Bank Park at Lake George W. Andrews, to complete repairs to the riverbank shoreline. High water events in February caused erosion along the bank, making the area unsafe for the public.

While repairs are underway, the West Bank Park area will remain closed from April 27, 2020 until May 17, 2020.

“West Bank Park must be closed to the public to facilitate repairs to the riverbank along the very popular fishing deck area,” said Terrell Stoves, Walter F. George Lake Site Manager. “The area is unsafe for visitors at the moment and repairs will stabilize the riverbank to make it safer for future access. The park will reopen once repairs are completed and it is safe to re-enter the park.”

The staff of Walter F. George Lake appreciates the understanding and patience of the public as they undertake these necessary repairs, and look forward to welcoming visitors back to West Bank Park when the work is complete.

For further information, please call the Walter F. George resource management office at (229) 768-2516, or follow the USACE Walter F. Georgie Lake recreation area page on Facebook.


Both Walter F. George Lake and Lake George W. Andrews offer a host of relaxing and sporting opportunities to the many thousands of people who visit these USACE recreation areas each year. Although these lakes were built to provide navigation and hydroelectric power, the emphasis is on family fun. Nestled on the Chattahoochee River in southwest Georgia with thirteen day-use parks and four campgrounds, both lakes are known for camping, fishing, hunting, and boating.

For more information, visit the Walter F. George Lake website at and on Facebook at @WalterFGeorgeLake, or call at (229) 768-2516.


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