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The Ultimate West Point Lake Getaway

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Family-Friendly
  • Fishing
  • Outdoors
  • Spring
  • Summer
Discover one of LaGrange’s gems – West Point Lake. Whether you’re seeking the tranquility of nature, the thrill of water sports, or simply a relaxing day spent on the shore, LaGrange is the ideal destination for a lakeside getaway. Here are our picks for the best ways to spend two days on the lake.


  • Spot some of the area's rarest birds
  • Enjoy a picnic at one West Point Lake's parks
  • Toss out a line and see what's biting!
  • Get your heart rate with a hike or kayak excursion
  • Finish your getaway with a sunset cruise

Day 1

Relaxing Lake Day

  • Relax on the open lake
  • Spot some of Georgia's rarest birds
  • Take a sunset cruise to end the day
Day one is all about relaxation and enjoying the beauty of the lake at your own pace, and there’s no better way to do that than by boat. Whether you bring your own boat or rent one from Highland Pines Marina, get ready for a serene and unforgettable experience with more than 500 miles of shoreline to explore.
West Point Lake is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Keep your cameras ready to capture stunning shots of wildlife, as well as the picturesque scenery surrounding the lake. Rare species of birds known to frequent the lake include Bald Eagles, Blue Grosbeaks and the Pied-billed Grebe. More common species include osprey, whose signature nesting posts are scattered throughout the lake, woodpeckers and herons.
Pack a lunch and find a spot along the shoreline for a picnic. Enjoy the sounds of nature around you while savoring your meal in the company of friends or family. There are plenty of excellent spots to choose from, like Horace King Park (pictured).
As the day winds down, embark on a smooth sunset cruise. Watch the sky change in color as you cruise along the water. It’s the perfect way to end a relaxing day on the lake. As the night begins to come alive, keep your eyes open for the rare species of owl that inhabit the area!

Day 2

Get Active

  • Tube, ski or board the day away
  • Cast a line and try for a trophy bass
  • Hike, bike and run the Lakeside Trails
Get ready to amp up the excitement on day two with thrilling water-sports and outdoor activities that will get your adrenaline pumping! Try your hand at wakeboarding, water skiing, or tubing on the vast expanse of West Point Lake. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, the lake offers ideal conditions for a fantastic water-sports experience.
Explore the lake’s nooks and crannies by renting a kayak from Highland Pines Marina. Paddle at your own pace and get up close to the lake’s diverse wildlife and scenic spots.
Lace up your hiking shoes and venture into the surrounding nature trails. West Point Lake’s shores offer picturesque hiking routes with stunning views of the lake and the lush wilderness. If a hike is a little mundane, feel free to kick it up a notch with a trail run or mountain bike ride!
For fishing enthusiasts, West Point Lake is a paradise. Spend some time casting your lines into the clear waters and see if you can reel in some impressive catches. If your typical fishing trip consists of no bites, consider one of the seasoned guides that call the lake home.


One of the area’s most beautiful, Pyne Road Park sits along the picturesque shores of West Point Lake. Location of the lake’s largest boat ramp.
With over one hundred sites with electricity and water hookups, R. Shaefer Heard Campground is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful West Point Lake all year long.
Cabins, chalets, boat rentals and a private beach! Highland Marina has all the amenities needed for a great adventure on West Point Lake.


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