Lakepoint State Park

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Lakepoint State Park
Map showing the location of Lakepoint State Park
Map showing the location of Lakepoint State Park
Location in Alabama
Map showing the location of Lakepoint State Park
Map showing the location of Lakepoint State Park
Lakepoint State Park (the United States)
Location Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama, United States
Coordinates 31°59′27″N 85°6′54″W / 31.99083°N 85.11500°W / 31.99083; -85.11500
Latitude and Longitude:

31°59′27″N 85°6′54″W / 31.99083°N 85.11500°W / 31.99083; -85.11500
Area1,220 acres (4.9 km2) [1]
Elevation190 ft (58 m) [2]
Established1968
OperatorAlabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Website Lakepoint State Park

Lakepoint State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the far north side of the city of Eufaula. The state park encompasses 1,220 acres (490 ha) on the western shore of Lake Eufala (Walter F. George Lake), a 45,000-acre (18,000 ha) impoundment of the Chattahoochee River. The park adjoins Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge and is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. [3]

History

The park had its begins in 1968 with the state's purchase of 768 acres (311 ha) on the shores of Walter F. George Reservoir. A campground and day-use facilities were added to the site in 1974. [1]

An 18-hole golf course, which had been constructed in 1972, was closed at the end of November 2015 in response to the statewide parks budgeting crisis which saw the closing or curtailment of services at several Alabama state parks. [4] In announcing the shutdown, state parks director Gregory M. Lein said an attempt had been made to find a concessionaire to take charge of golf course operations but that no takers had come forward. [3]

Activities and amenities

Park facilities include a convention center, 101-room lodge, 192-campground sites, and a complex of lakeside cottages and fishermen's cabins. The grounds also include a marina, swimming pools, hiking trails, and picnicking areas. [3]

References

  1. ^ a b Ress, Thomas V. (October 8, 2014). "Lakepoint Resort State Park". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Walter F George Reservoir". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b c "Lakepoint State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Moseley, Brandon (December 26, 2015). "State to shut down Outdoor Alabama magazine". Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved January 17, 2016.

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