Lakepoint State Park is located on the northern edge of Eufaula, Alabama. The park was founded in 1968 when the state of Alabama purchased nearly 800 acres along the Walter F. George Reservoir. The reservoir is an impoundment of the Chattahoochee River and would be a great place for a family adventure.
Eufaula has a humid, subtropical climate, which means that the summers are hot with lots of humidity. The winters are moderate. Freezing temperatures are common, especially overnight. The area also has snowfall in most years. However, the snowfall is generally very light and does not stick to the ground for long. When you rent an RV near Lakepoint State Park, do not expect to do much wintry driving.
From Lakepoint State Park, you are able to reach Columbus, GA, in less than an hour. Montgomery, AL, is about 90 minutes away, while Dothan, AL sits around an hour south. All of these cities make great day trips while you are out on your family adventure.
Lakepoint State Park offers several different opportunities for fishing in Walter F. George Reservoir. Fishers who book an RV in Barbour County, are able to fish the reservoir from the shore, either at the dock or from a boat. Bring your own boat or rent one at the state park. The park features a marina where fishing enthusiasts can buy bait, tackle, snacks, ice, and drinks. You can also buy boating supplies and a fishing license.
This state park features four different nature trails where outdoors enthusiasts can hike, watch birds, and hopefully catch a glimpse of the different animals that call this home. The trails are each about a mile long. Geocaching landmarks can be found throughout the park and along the trails as well.
Lakepoint State Park also features a swimming pool complex. The complex has a saltwater pool and a playground for children. There are tennis courts close by for you to try out your backhand as you engage in a friendly game with the kiddos.
Camping at Lakepoint State Park
When you are looking to rent an RV near Lakepoint State Park, you also have the option of staying at a lodge, or cabin at the park. Those who seek to stay in their RV have several options. The park offers 192 campsites at three different locations, making this a perfect park to call home base as you set out to explore the area.
The Deer Court campground offers water, electricity, and sewer hookups and the sites are pull-through. The other two campgrounds, Barbour and Clark Loop, offer water and electrical hookups. Those who have sites that do not have sewer hookups can find a centrally-located dumping station. Additionally, each camping area has bathhouses. Alabama campers can also reserve a nearby building for functions and gatherings, so bring the whole family along for some fun.
Exploring The Area
Lakepoint State Park lies just north of the city of Eufaula and offers many options for you to explore. The Shorter Mansion is one such attraction in the city. The mansion was built in 1884 in a classical revival style and was subsequently turned into a museum exploring the history of eastern Alabama and the South in general. The mansion features artifacts from Alabamian Native Americans, the US Civil War, World War I, World War II, and other significant moments in Alabama history.
Fendall Hall is an Italianate style home that has been turned into a museum. The home was built at the beginning of 1856. In the 1970s, it was restored to the way it looked in the 1880s. Visitors to the museum can learn about the house and about Eufaula itself. The owner of Fendall Hall was actually instrumental in changing the name of the town from Irwintown to its original Muskogee name.
Bedingfield Inn Historic Site in Lumpkin was a stagecoach inn during the 1830s. The historic site today has been restored to its Victorian appearance. The Inn tells the story of the early stagecoach exploration of Alabama and Georgia.
Fort Mitchell National Historic Site in Fort Mitchell was an important United States Army outpost during the Creek War in 1813. The museum features exhibits and artifacts about the Creek War of 1813, the Creek War of 1836, the Trail of Tears, the Native American inhabitants of Alabama, and several other important moments in the history of Natives in Alabama.
As you are traveling through southeastern Alabama or southwestern Georgia on your outdoor adventure, consider camping with an RV at Lakepoint State Park.