We are enjoying our stay here at R. Shaefer Heard Campground on West Point Lake. The leaves are turning and the park is practically empty except on the weekends. In October the Corps of Engineers lowers the lake level and the shoreline becomes red clay. This is done so homeowners can work on their docks.
Everyone here has decorated for Halloween and last nite we enjoyed sitting by our fire pit with neighbors and being entertained by the little trick or treater’s. Every Halloween there is a group that camps together to celebrate Halloween and play music. Be prepared with plenty of candy.
We have met a few people from other parts of the country but this campground is very much a local favorite. The little town of West Point is only 3 miles away and we enjoyed walking around and having lunch at Johnny’s Pizza.
Columbus is just 40 minutes away and we drove in to experience the River Walk and have lunch. Columbus also has a well-known boat museum and infantry museum. It is also home to one of the largest army bases, Fort Benning.
We have enjoyed all the hiking trails around the lake and plan to bicycle before we have to leave on Wednesday. Check out the trails on Hike and Bike Trails.
We love to travel in our 2021 Coachmen Beyond van about half of the year. Join us, if you will, to see where our adventures take us.