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R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park and West Point Dam Road to be Closed April 24

USACE, Mobile District
Published April 19, 2022
Updated: April 19, 2022

MOBILE, Ala. – R. Shaefer Heard Day Use Park and the road across West Point Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic, on Sunday, April 24, for the 18th Annual West Point Lake Triathlon.

Georgia Multisports Productions,, will host the triathlon event at the park. This sporting event involves three activities which are swimming, bicycling, and running. All three activities will be staged from the boat ramp area. The triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at approximately 1 p.m.

Visitors to the park will be asked to vacate the area no later than 5 p.m., Saturday, April 23, so that event coordinators can prepare for the Triathlon.

The boat launching ramps in the park will be closed Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and will reopen following the event Sunday afternoon.

The park will remain closed until the event concludes. Closure of the park and roadway across the dam is necessary for the safety and security of the Triathlon participants.

Spectators should plan to arrive at the park no later than 7 a.m. Sunday. Vehicles will not be permitted into the area after 7 a.m. Volunteers will be on site to direct visitors to designated parking areas.

Visitors who are affected by this event may choose to utilize Long Cane Park on the Georgia side or Anderson Park on the Alabama side of the lake. Both parks offer boat launching ramps, picnic facilities, pavilions, and restrooms.

For more information contact the West Point Project Manager’s Office at (706) 645-2937.


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