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Walter F. George Lake

Walter F. George Lake is a 45,000 acre lake located on the Chattahoocee River between the states of Alabama and Georgia. This area is rich in history with many nearby historic sites and towns. The lake is nationally known for it's bass and crappie fishing. The lock, located at Ft. Gaines, Georgia, has the second highest drop east of the Mississippi River. Fishing and water recreation opportunities abound. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northern end of the lake offering excellent bird viewing all year. There are both state and Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds and day use parks featuring picnic areas, beaches and boat ramps, among other opportunities.
Directions: Centrally located to Dothan, Alabama, and Albany, Georgia, within an hour's drive. Eufaula, Alabama, and Georgetown and Ft. Gaines, Georgia, are all located adjacent to the lake.In Dothan take 431 north to Abbeville (27 miles). In Abbeville take Hwy. 10 East to Ft. Gaines, GA. In Ft. Gaines take Hwy 39 north, go 2 miles. ACF/Walter F. George Resource Site building is on the left. Directions to campgrounds may be obtained from the project website.

Walter F. George Lake
RT 1 BOX 176
Ft Gaines, GA, USA
Official Website
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Army Corps of Engineers
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 • Lodgng
 • Pets Allowed
 • Picnic
 • Restaurant/Snack Bar
 • Recreational Vehicles
 • Water Sports
 • Wildlife Viewing

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