Plantation Trace / Fort Gaines

Walter F. George Lock and Dam

Rt. 1 Box 201
Fort Gaines, GA 39851


Lake Walter F. George occupies an impressive 85 miles of the Chattahoochee River, separating Alabama and Georgia with 48,000 acres of freshwater perfect for boating, fishing, skiing and swimming. Also, with 640 miles of shoreline, 13 Corps of Engineers day-use parks and four adjoining campgrounds, the lake is an ideal place for camping, outdoor and water-related activities. Each year, the power plant generates enough electricity to serve 56,000 homes. The lock, a focal point of commercial and pleasure craft traffic, with a lift of 88 feet, is the second highest east of the Mississippi.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission FREE

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages