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USACE West Point Lake to Temporarily Close Project Areas for Army Training Exercise

Published Oct. 9, 2020

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake will temporarily close several areas of the project to public access when it hosts a training exercise for the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment from Fort Benning, Georgia on October 14, 2020.

The following locations will be closed to public access during the exercise:

  • The roadway crossing West Point Dam
  • Anderson Park
  • Powerhouse Road
  • The lower portion of West Point Lake from the dam, north, to river channel buoys 9 and 10

Additionally, the boat ramp area of Anderson Park will be closed on October 13, 2020 in preparation for the exercise.

Commuters who use the West Point Dam Roadway to cross between Georgia and Alabama will be required to use an alternate route as the dam roadway will be closed all day. Access to the lower portion of West Point Lake will be restricted during the exercise.

Soldiers will be posted at the entrance to the closed locations, while law enforcement agencies will provide security at the water-landing zone via patrol boats.

For any further inquiries or more information, please contact the USACE West Point Project Office at 706-645-2937, and follow USACE West Point on Facebook @WestPointLake.USACE.  


With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.




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