Celebrating 40 Years of West Point Lake and Troup County Waterways
T roup County has been shaped by its waters for many years. Among the county’s numerous “fishin’ holes,” one remains today as a source of pride and joy. West Point Lake offered the county, especially West Point citizens the added benefit of flood control.
Enduring numerous floods since the creation of the town, the citizens of West Point, Georgia, had longed for a dam for nearly 75 years. The completed dam, which provided numerous benefits such as flood control, hydroelectric power generation, navigation, water supply and quality, fish and wildlife conservation, and recreation, was dedicated with great festivity on June 7, 1975.
Today, forty years after that dedication, West Point Lake also adds economic development and tourism, to Troup County and the surrounding areas. Surrounded by both forests and rolling fields, the lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line and provides 525 miles of shoreline for fishing, camping, boating, and other recreational activities.
Join us as we Celebrate 40 Years of West Point Lake and Troup County Waterways. Legacy Museum on Main is open Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm, and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 10am - 4pm. The Museum is located at 136 Main Street, LaGrange, GA.