Parts of West Point Lake to be closed for military training exercise

Published 6:19 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. — Several locations at West Point Lake will be closed to public access on Oct. 2 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.

To ensure safety and security for soldiers engaged in this training exercise, the following locations will be closed to public access on Oct. 2:

  • 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 Oct. 1 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 parks for staging purposes. For more information, call the West Point Project Office at (706) 645-2937.