West Point Lake closures for Aug. 15 military training exercise

Published 7:58 pm Monday, August 13, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. – Several locations at West Point Lake will be closed to public access on August 15 while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers West Point Project hosts a training exercise for the U.S. Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion from Fort Benning, Georgia.

To ensure safety and security for soldiers engaged in this training exercise, the following locations will be closed to public access on Aug. 15:

The road crossing the West Point Dam

Anderson Park

Powerhouse road

Lower portion of West Point Lake from the dam, north, to river channel buoys 9 and 10.

Additionally the boat ramp area of Anderson Park will be closed on Aug. 14 in preparation for the exercise.

Military personnel will be stationed at the entrance to closed locations, while law enforcement agencies will provide security at the water-landing zone via patrol boats.

Due to the closure, commuters whom use the West Point Dam Roadway to cross between Georgia and Alabama will be required to use an alternate route. Access to the lower portion of West Point Lake will be restricted during this training exercise.

West Point Lake was chosen as a training site for this one-day exercise as it provides a large area for safe landing in the water and adequate land-based areas for staging purposes.

For more information, call the West Point Project Office at (706) 645-2937.