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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
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
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.
10 Reviews of R. Shaefer Heard Campground

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.

really nice and we'll kept

R.S.H. is a really nice park close to the dam. deep water camp sites. this park has lots to offer in a wide varity of camping spots from secluded sites to group sites. you won't be disappointed.

Great Location for Birding

If you’re into birding, this is a great spot. The campground is located on West Point Lake, where bald eagles soar. There are also two parks very close by that are for ideal bird watchng, even in the winter, where a variety of migratory species congregate! Here is a link to the lake's birding page.

Campsites on the water’s edge provides easy access for swimming, fishing and kayaking, but camping in the fall on the hill with a deck overlooking the lake provides beautiful views of the lake.

I gave it a 4-star rating instead of 5 because the restrooms could use a good cleaning and updating.

First to Review
Great place to get away without the boat crowds!

My family and I camp here often! West point lake is a great place to fish, swim, and yes even boat, but what we enjoy the most about this place is that you can fully enjoy water skiing, Jett skiing, but you can also enjoy a nice paddle in a kayak or canoe, it is never over crowded and it's numerous coves make for pretty safe swimming and shoreline fishing.

The campground is run by the Army Corp of engineers, and fairly well maintained. The sites are fairly large and vary from mostly shaded to full sun. All sights have access to the lake, but this campground also has a day use area with a beachy type area if you find your site to rocky, or mucky.