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R. Shaefer Heard COE, GA

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R. Shaefer Heard COE Park is located 4 miles north of West Point, GA. It is off GA Highway 14 on the east side of West Point Lake, within view of West Point Dam. As is typical with many COE parks, virtually all sites are waterfront. West Point Lake is a 35-mile long reservoir on the Chattahoochee River along the Georgia-Alabama border, created with the construction of the West Point Dam completed in 1975.


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Although it was Spring Break season, we relied on the knowledge that COE parks hold a good number of sites for first-come/first-served travelers such as us, and fortunately we were not disappointed - there were 5 sites available. We chose site 46.

Date of visit: March 2015

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Here we go on our walking tour of the campground. These are sites 41-43.

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Site 27.

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Sites 5 and 6 across the inlet.

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The COE allows up to four vehicles per site and fortunately has provided ample room at most sites with parking spaces for vehicles in addition to the RV parking spot. These are sites 15 and 16.

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Site 47 is a double site, great for friends or extended families.

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The lake is just behind these sites, 55-57.

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Overlooking the boat ramp and dock is site 64.

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The most open and sunny sites are found in the 85-106 loop. These are sites 103 (l)-94.

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Some of the sites have nice decks adjoining the patio area; this is 92.

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The popup is on site 109, with sites 99-106 across the water.

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Most of the sites in the 107-117 Loop have a separate tent pad alongside the RV spot. These are sites 113 and 114.

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Looking for a pull--through double site? Site 50 is  huge site with an open view of the water.

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Site 79

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In the 66-84 Loop are some quite private sites with decks overlooking the lake. This is 74. Like a good number of sites here, the driveway into the site is rather steep with an abrupt change to level at the bottom. One sees lots of scrape marks.

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Site 68 is a pull-through site with a deck.

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Sites 85-90 are in a small group by themselves.

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There are two modern bathhouses in the campground. Although centrally located, it can be good walk from some sites.

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Five smaller bathrooms without showers can also be found.

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Since boating and fishing are so popular here, there is a boat ramp in the campground. Many campers tie their boats up on the shoreline in front of their sites.

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Sunset on the lakeshore.


 117 sites with W/E(30/50A) - $24

1/2 off with Golden Access/Golden Age Pass

Dump station, showers

Park is listed as open from Mar to Oct - a park ranger said one loop is open all winter without water

Coordinates: 32.928759 N, 85.161724 W

Elevation: 645'


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