Summer is over and it’s time for fall adventures to begin. West Point Lake is the biggest body of water in the Troup County area. With 525 miles of shoreline, there’s plenty to do in and around the lake to keep the fall-ball rolling. Rally up your family and friends in the car or RV and hit the road!
West Point Lake
Start off your Georgia fall road trip cruising the winding roads along West Point Lake. There you’ll find campsites, fishing spots, and 6.4 miles of nature trails and beaches—West Point Lake is no small feat! The lake has several boat-launching docks and courtesy ramps for scenic sailing or group and solo fishing for the eight species of Bass that can be found in the waters. Bring your family and friends to explore the dozens of day parks with shore access for swimming, canoeing, trail access and recreational areas. Dogs are welcome too! Oh, and don’t forget to pack a hammock- you’ll never know when you’ll find that serene spot along the shoreline.
When lunch and dinner time rolls around, stop in for some dining on the lake. This lakeside bar and grill features docks making it accessible by boat or jetski for an incredible casual dining experience. Stop in for lunch or a beer or have dinner with live music during the sunset. There’s also a private beach with plenty of open space for kids and pets. Bring your fold out chairs to relax after dining!
Abbottsford Farm’s Pumpkin Patch
What’s fall in Georgia without pumpkin picking? Lucky for you Abbottsford Farm is centrally located to the lake. In the fall, this small-scale farm offers enough family-friendly activities to supplement your itinerary for the day. You can also support the farm by purchasing produce by the pound, seasonal fresh baked goods, and canned goods to take home or enjoy on a lakeside picnic.
Troup County Campgrounds
If you can’t get enough of the breathtaking nature on your road trip, stay at one of the on-site campgrounds! These campgrounds offer tons of amenities for a comfortable stay, no matter your camping skill and experience. Whether you stay at the RV park or on a tent site, you’ll have a comfortable stay with laundry facilities, full hook ups, wireless internet, playgrounds, hot tubs, tennis courts, and even a fitness room at Pine Mountain RV Resort! With Callaway Gardens and Red’s 2 Skate Center nearby (with discounted rates for campers!) you’ll always have plenty to do.
This campground is a family favorite and there’s no shock why. This forested peninsula boasts 112 campsites that overlook West Point Lake. Your family and friends can enjoy the group camping areas and with electric, non-electric and tent-only options, there is a setting that can satisfy all your needs. You’ll have easy access to the lake for water recreational activities or enjoy the basketball and tennis courts for some land-based fun!
R. Shaefer Heard Campground
Open all year round, this campground is a solid choice whether you bring tents or a RV. Heard Campground hosts 117 sites with electric and water hookups. Here you’ll find a boat ramp on the lake, hiking trails and a tennis court. Bring coins to use in the on-site laundry and enjoy hot showers for comfortable extended stays. Oh, and it’s open all year long!
Pyne Road Park
Pyne Road Park is 458-acres of nature trails and hammock-ready trees right off the lake! Dogs are welcomed, too, as long as they are leashed. There are dozens of campgrounds with both electric and primitive options. Don’t forget to bring your kayak to take in stunning views all day long.
Highland Pines Resort & Marina
Camping not really your thing? Indulge in an elevated stay at the Highland Pines Resort & Marina! Find luxury in the wilderness with free cable in every cabin, full kitchens, and dock or lake-side cabins. With multiple bedrooms available, your whole family can stretch out comfortably. And yes- dogs are allowed! At the marina you can rent boats and kayaks to enjoy the private beach or explore the lake