8.5 Excellent
     
West Point, Georgia

R Shaefer Heard COE

West Point, Georgia


101 Shaefer Heard Park Rd
West Point, Georgia 31833
Phone: (706) 645-2404

Sites: 117
Recent Rate: $28 5/2017

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Latitude: 32.921870645974
Longitude: -85.157302494659
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful! Easy access off I-85. Easy turns for big rigs. Very clean and large sites. Wonderful views of lake. Most back-in but some pull - through. Most sites look level. Look for picture of site when making online reservations. Sprint cell service was poor and could only get a couple OTA TV stations. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Also has playground.

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This vast COE campground/park system lies along the southeast side of West Point Lake in a mixed deciduous forest. The lake's dam is in the park. Located about 5 to 6 miles off of I-85 from the Lanett, Alabama or West Point, Georgia exits. Follow US 29 north out of West Point towards LaGrange. The campground is simply first class. Although there are road signs on US 29 marking the turn into the park, the large entrance sign is on granite and is difficult to read, especially at night. Inside the campground, directions to numbered campsites are well marked. About 80% of the campsites are waterfront with panoramic views of the lake or its coves, mix of shade and sun. Most have a downhill asphalt driveway that slopes onto a level concrete pad. If a site had a level driveway, it was entirely fine gravel. We saw some evidence of bumper and hitch gouging on the concrete pad at some sites. Especially acute was Site #34. There are some pull-through sites, and many double sites. Some sites had wooden decks. There are additional parking slips for extra vehicles or boat trailers, and on-road marked parking. Picnic tables with fine gravel sitting/campfire living areas are spacious. The distances between campsites vary from fairly close to downright isolation. Some sites have 50 amp service, majority seemed to have 30 amp only. Electric and water worked fine. Quiet and dark at night. Train horns can be heard in the far distance night and day. Dual direction dump station near gatehouse, no sewer at sites. Restrooms were quite clean, small, and had no showers in our loop. Fantastic roadways for walking, jogging, and bicycling. Dog poo was an issue on roadsides. In addition to the paved roads, there are 7 miles of off-road bicycling trails. There was a playground with a swing set and slide, and one tennis court. OTA DTV was limited to PBS and Cozi. Sprint phone was 3 bar and LTE. A few raccoons at night. We'd stay here again. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A38
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown West Point has been restored. Drove to Callaway Gardens for Christmas lights. We're not impressed. Crowded. Pricey. To each their own, I suppose.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Our campsite was nice and level, when the lake is full this will be a lake site. Verizon hot spot worked well as did our phones, we were able to pick up around 8 channels for the TV with our antenna. Bathrooms were clean, very small and no showers. The Fall colors were beautiful, we enjoyed riding our bikes thru the campground. It is a good weekend stay. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Everything is a good distance from the campground, next time we will tow our jeep.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park and lake. Many spots right on water Also, some 50A spots. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

WE only stayed for one night this time, but hope to return. As usual this COE campground is top notch. Didn't seem like any stores nearby, probably 4-5 mi. to nearest grocery. But load up on eats, 'cause you will not want to leave.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in our 31' Class C RV. We were on our way to North Carolina and were very disappointed in the choices of parks along I-85 going into Atlanta. (Actually if you want a chuckle from some creatively written reviews, check those out. (Look for the parks along I-85 West out of Atlanta.)

In any case, we stopped here because we didn't want to go into Atlanta to find a decent place to stay. WOW - it was incredible!!! It was our first COE (Corps of Engineers park) and we are now hooked.

The spaces were widely spread apart and you felt like you practically had the entire place to yourself. We stayed in space #29 and it was superb. It had an elevated view of the calm and lovely lake with a path going down to a tiny beach on the water. It would be great for a dog that wanted to swim in the water.

The site was heavily shaded and flat. There were a fire pit, grill, full size picnic table, and lamp pole. The people working at the entrance were so friendly. They were working on a 4-5 month contract, 4 days on, 4 days off, and had their camper on site.

The bathroom was right across the road. It was old but very clean. The only reason I'm giving this park a 9 and not a full 10 is that there was no shower in the bathroom. There were showers closer to the entrance, but were too far to easily walk to.

What started out as just a convenient stop along the way, is now a future vacation destination for our family.

FYI, on the way out, talked to the hosts. They said there were some sites with even better views. Can't remember the numbers, but they must be incredibly awesome because our site (#29) was amazing. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Another great COE park, very easy to get to off Interstate 85. Big rigs should have no issues, might be a few sites that would be slightly difficult to get in but not many. Roads are big rig friendly, most sites are paved, sites in the first loop are all gravel but nice. Our Verizon was not the greatest in the first loop, our neighbors ATT was fine, our Verizon seemed to be fine in the other loops. Dish will for the most part be OK if yours is portable, over air TV is limited, about 10 channels. Water and 50 AMP at all sites, water pressure was great, showers are very limited. Very nice lake, great boating, beach is a short drive. Our price reflects senior discount. We would camp here again. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A site 9
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for $12 for one night with Golden Age Passport. But recreation.gov website requires 2 nights for a reservation, so effective discounted rate for a one-night transit stop was $24. Annoying, but still a very good buy compared to many of the alternatives.
Interior roads were wide and well maintained as were the sites that we observed. Our site (#50) as easy to negotiate drive-thru with 50-amp and water service, both easy to access. AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE service ran about 5 mhz down/.1 mhz up. Sent several texts with pictures attached with no problem. Service stations and shops in West Point, about 5 miles from this quiet campground. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Drive across the dam if you've never done that before.

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 2nd visit and it lived up to our expectations. Upon arrival, we parked our RV, took the toad and checked out available sites. (If you go on line and reserve one of the reservable sites in advance, you can skip this part.) We knew roughly where we wanted to camp, but just wanted to ensure easy access to the water and that the site would accommodate the size of our rig. Then back to the gate house to register. It was Labor Day afternoon and over 90 folks had left, so we had lots to choose from. Our site was a pull through with lovely views of the lake and grassy lawn in front with plenty of shade trees. We found the connections easy to hook up and good water pressure. Over the air TV required constant adjusting, depending on the channel we wanted, but that was only in late evenings, so not a problem. It was quiet, peaceful, and very relaxing. However, we noticed a number of vacant sites where tires had been outlined in powder; this was Comet and was done to prevent ants from getting into the coach. We did have a problem with them and though not biting, they did get in some cabinets. Staff came around several times a day, checking on sites and chatting. One volunteer came back and advised me where a departing camper had left firewood. All in all, a very peaceful and relaxing time. It IS a COE site, so don't look for sewers or wifi or cable. (That's why only a 9.) But if you want to return to camping the way it was in the 60's and 70's, this is a great experience and gets you back to nature. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

It was about 45 minutes to Warm Springs and the Little White House, FDR's retreat for polio rehab. The museum and tour are well worth it as is the visit to the springs (no soaking, but excellent history of polio and the cures.) There were a couple of little places to eat along the way. Callaway Gardens in a bit closer as well.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Another nice COE park. No problem navigating thru the park or getting into our site. We were about 30 feet from the water with a good view. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
93
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here on an overnite heading north from FL. Some lakeside sites are a bit daunting, but we had no problem with a 27 foot towable. View was spectacular and we were 10 ft from the water. We will be returning for a few days heading north next year. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great weekend camping here. We were on site 79 and we were really close to the water. It was sandy on the shore so it was easy to walk to the water. The sites on either side of us had rocks by the shore. It was pretty warm with the afternoon sun but the sunsets were nice. Lots of people tie their boats up at the sites. We had nice trees separating the sites. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

It took 35" to get to Callaway Gardens and about 45" to get to the Little White House.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice CoE Park. I was in site number 93 which had 50 amp power as did most sites on that loop. Most of the other sites are 30 amp and heavily wooded. #93 and adjacent sites are mostly open which allows for satellite TV reception. Sites are long and not crowded together. The adjacent lake makes for nice views. Park is close enough to Interstate 85 which makes it a good choice for an "overnighter". We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
93
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Another beautiful US Army Corp of Engineers park which we have come to search for in our travels since we have never been disappointed by them. We had a pull through site with a view of the lake. Rate reflects senior pass on a pull through site. Well shaded water/electric (50 amp) site. Cell coverage was spotty at best. Some over the air TV signals if you like. Very nice host who went out of her way to accommodate us. We would definitely return if in the area. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

One night review. I'm torn on this one. The park is beautiful, but the sites are questionable for any big rig. We were in site 116 and almost had to put our 40-footer in the culvert to get it in the spot, while off the road on the opposite side to angle it in. The roads in these loops were made when rigs were 20 feet long. And they allow people to park on the road, taking it down to a single track, and had we not gotten in before someone parked their runabout on the road, we would have never gotten around it without running off the road. They definitely need to widen the roads and angle the sites better. We were on a 30 amp site, although they do have some 50 amp service. We had no issues with the electric. We drove around and checked out the rest of the sites. Definitely different the way they lower the sites down into the side of the hill. Also, there were many low lying tree branches on many sites, again, for a not so tall unit. The area is beautiful as was the lake. We would stay here again, only if we could be assured of one of the level sites on a wider road that we could back into. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Cell phone very spotty. Satellite good in very few sites. Lots of trees so you have to look at sites from 85 to 106 to get any kind of signal. Restrooms and showers were very clean and kept up nicely. Will stay here again if in the area. We camped at R Shaefer Heard COE in a Motorhome.

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