Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About R. Shaefer Heard Campground

R. Shaefer Heard Campground is a wooded lake-view site near West Point Dam. This pet-friendly campground provides 117 campsites for tents and RVs with water and electric hookups, and includes handicap sites, single and double sites, waterfront sites, and paved back-in and pull-through drives from 25 to 107 feet. Each site permits up to eight campers and four vehicles.

The campground is located within R. Shaefer Heard Park, which includes additional amenities, such as a tennis court, multi-use ball field, hiking and mountain biking trails, boat ramps, docks, pavilions, playgrounds, amphitheater, and visitor center.

Fee Info
Attention: Effective immediately, West Point Lake campgrounds will accept payment by credit card, debit card or prepaid credit card only. No other form of payment will be accepted. This change will streamline financial transactions, provide quicker processing of refunds and enhance gatehouse operations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your business this camping season.
Reservation Info
Reservations are recommended but not required. Reservations made by phone must be made at least four days in advance.
$24.00 - $56.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
R. Shaefer Heard Campground is located in Georgia
32.9272 N
-85.1639 W
Get Directions
From West Point, Georgia, take U.S. Highway 29 north for 4 miles, then turn left The West Point Project sign and then travel a shirt distance to a right turn, into the campground entrance.
13 Reviews of R. Shaefer Heard Campground
Scenic campground on the lake

I will admit my review is tainted because we were here in July and it was HOT! The saving grace was the big tree in our campsite (116) and the ability to float in the water.  Our site was in a cove with limited views of the lake.  Much of the camping is pretty open with the ability to see your neighbors.

Army Corps of Engineers campground

We tent camped on site 14 Spring 2017. Big campground with lots of lake front sites or views. Bath house was clean. Very relaxing and spacious sites that are spread out! We will be back!

Great Lakeside Camping

This park is located on the southern end of West Point lake near the town of West Point, GA. This is a wonderful park with 117 sites all located water front or water view, the sites are equipped with water, 30 or 50 amp electrical, table and fire ring. For this trip we stayed in site 115 which was level and paved, there was also a concrete pad with picnic table and an additional dirt and gravel tent pad area. We brought a canoe which was launched direct from our site which made this very convenient for morning and evening paddle trips. We also had bicycles, the park has good paved roads that are great for low impact bike riding.

There was good over the air TV reception as well as Verizon cell service and LTE data coverage. There’s ample shopping for supplies within 3.5 miles of the park in the towns of West Point and LaGrange.

The only negative for this park is the bathroom. There are two bath houses provided and several toilet only facilities, all are functional but in need of renovation. As as others have said, the park gates lock at 10:00 PM and there is no gate code to allow access after hours.

This is a great COE park with sites that provide views seldom found, we stayed here in a 20’ travel trailer.


Very clean and taken care of

Nice and Clean, will be back

On our way to Florida and stopped for the night. Really impressed with the COE campground. Most sites all on the lake with many large healthy shade trees. Bathrooms clean, plenty of space between campsites. We are traveling in C-Class. Can’t wait to revisit for longer stay.

Gorgeous views of the lake

Plenty of space between campsites, with most of them having lake access. Plenty of paved bike trails and mountain bike trails. Close to downtown with brewery!

Camping on West Point Lake

We loved camping here! We will be back again!! Has electric and water! Dump site easy to get to and in convenient location!

Love this campground!

It's our favorite place to get away. Very peaceful. The sites are spacious with the most privacy we've ever experienced at a campground.

Our MOST favorite camping spot. Always clean and friendly.

We enjoyed swimming, bicycling, fishing and much more. We love West Point Lake.

tranquil cove

My favorite spots are 115 & 116. They are next to the restroom, and the Go doesn’t have one, and they are secluded in a private cove. They lock the gate at 10, sharp, and tend to have some trouble with sewerage during rainy seasons.