Walter F. George Lock and Dam

Walter F. George Lock and Dam, Fort Gaines: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Walter F. George Lock and Dam Reviews: 3.5/5

Walter F. George Lock and Dam

Walter F. George Lock and Dam
3.5
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3.5
8 reviews
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Jim
Oxford, MS75 contributions
Will be much better
May 2021
The area is under construction but what available is great. We took pictures and watched wildlife. The fishing looked very good from others hauls. It looks like they are repairing and upgrading the dam.
Written May 27, 2021
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Carol202
Marion, NC113 contributions
All roads clised
Feb 2021 • Couples
We tried to reach from both sides of the river, but all roads were either closed or said "Authorized Access Only".
Written February 14, 2021
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Nerio R
St. Marys, GA15 contributions
Definitely a sight to see
Sep 2019 • Family
Stopped to see what this was about during some day exploring. The sign did say visitors welcome but there was a lot of no trespassing signs everywhere. We got some great photo ops with the dam though. Great place to spend a hour. Clean bathrooms available as well. Would love some more info on potential tours if possible.
Written September 4, 2019
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Rad D
gainesville, fl.346 contributions
A Quick Side Trip Well Worth the Time
Nov 2018 • Couples
On a geocaching expedition through SW Georgia over the weekend, I wanted to show this to my wife. The weather was perfect for viewing the reservoir and dam, with virtually no one around. Took some nice photos. Would have been a great place for a picnic lunch and a nap on a blanket!
Written November 5, 2018
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barbaragwen270
Sebastian, FL1,081 contributions
Very Interesting
Sep 2017 • Couples
I saw all the average reviews and can't help but wonder if the reviewers drove up to the point where the one road is closed and stopped there as we saw several cars do. Instead of stopping we took the little road to the left of the main road and drove down the hill. At the bottom we had a fantastic view of the lock and the dam. It was interesting to see and we're glad we went.
Written September 15, 2017
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Kathy M
Rimrock, AZ65 contributions
Large lock-little access
Jun 2015 • Couples
Very large lock beside the dam, but all gates were locked and sign says U.S. Government Property No Trespassing. That's right after the sign that says Visitors Welcome and the parking lot! Would be nice if there was a schedule of when boats are coming through so you'd know when to come watch. Very little info online. Very cool to see the lock, though. Worth the drive.
Written June 7, 2015
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crso8541
40 contributions
Great Fun
Jan 2014 • Family
There are cabins and RV sites all over. The lake offers great fishing and fun southern atmosphere. I really have enjoyed being not to far from there.
Written October 19, 2014
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Crystal C
Deltona, FL85 contributions
Amazing work of man-kind
May 2014 • Family
This dam is formed from the Chattahoochee River along the Georgia/Alabama border. It was completed in 1962 and produces enough hydroelectricity to power 56,000 homes. At 88 feet hight, the lock is supposedly the 2nd highest in the US. It is confusing because the reservoir is called Lake Eufala in Alabama and Lake Walter F George in Georgia. You can visit from either state on each side of the dam-we were on the Alabama side. You can't drive directly over the dam, but you can get up high and close. There was a fishing platform with lots of fishermen close to the water flow, however, you would have to walk down (and eventually back up) several flights of stairs. There was also a giant turbine on display and clean restrooms, but we didn't see any picnic tables.
Written June 3, 2014
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