Lake Thurmond
P.O. Box 67, Appling, GA 30802
6703 Washington Road, Appling, GA 30802

Jenna Parker
, General Manager
(706) 541-1057  Fax: (706) 541-1963

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Check out photos from Family Fun Day at Pointes West!


Look for other Upcoming Events such as:
Family Fun Day • Movie on the Beach • Musical Attractions (TBA)

Active Duty can now reserve 180 days in advance
and all other authorized users can make reservations 150 days in advance.
Pointes West also is now accepting reservations for all campsites.

Pointes West Army Resort can only be utilized by authorized patrons, which include Active Duty and Retired Service members,
DOD Civilians, Dependents/Family Members, and sponsored guests.


pointes west
(706) 541-1057
FAX: (706) 541-1963

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily

Year round (Lodge hours)

BEACH: Monday - Friday - Sunup to Sundown w/ NO LIFEGUARDS
Saturday & Sunday w/ Lifeguards on duty 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
NOTE: No pets allowed at Beach Area.

CAMPING: Year round. Call for reservations.

CABINS: Year round. Call for reservations.

COTTAGES: Year round. Call for reservations.

MOTEL SUITES: Year round. Call for reservations.


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CABINS: Pointes West has 6 rustic three-bedroom cabins and 2 two-bedroom cabins located right on Lake Thurmond. All have central heat/air, kitchen complete with microwave, pots/pans, dishes for 6 place settings, living room with phone, satellite TV. Bed and bath linens are provided. Bathroom has tub with shower facilities. Double bed per bedroom. No maid service available, linens exchanged at the lodge after 72 hours of check-in time. Reservation requires 2 night minimum.


COTTAGES: Pointes West has 5 two-bedroom cottages with a loft located right on Lake Thurmond. Each cottage also has two bathrooms that are decorated with ceramic tile from floor to ceiling. They also include two sleeper sofas (One upstairs in the loft and one downstairs). All have central heat/air, kitchen complete with microwave, pots/pans, dishes for 6 place settings, living room with phone, satellite TV. Bed and bath linens are provided. Bathroom has tub with shower facilities. Double bed per bedroom. No maid service available, linens exchanged at the lodge after 72 hours of check-in time. Reservation requires 2 night minimum.

Six-Plex Motel

MOTEL: Pointes West has twelve motel suites. Each suite includes two double beds, a kitchenette, bathroom, a separate vanity area, and den. All have central heat/air, kitchen complete with microwave, pots/pans, dishes for 4 place settings, living room with phone, satellite TV. Bed and bath linens are provided. No maid service available, linens exchanged at the lodge after 72 hours of check-in time. Reservation requires 2 night minimum.


CAMPERS: Pointes West has two 27' rental campers, eighteen 35' campers, and one 43' camper. Each camper has a shower, heat/air, complete kitchen (with microwave, pots/pans, dishes for 6), and TV. Two night minimum reservation, No maid service. Linens may be exchanged at lodge after 72 hours of check-in time.


RESERVATIONS: A two-night minimum stay is required with reservations. A credit card will hold reservation. Active Duty personnel may make reservations 1-180 days in advance. All other authorized users may make reservations 1-150 days in advance. One night stays will be handled on walk-in basis subject to availability. Specific cottage preference will be noted, if available. Cottages are identical in structure, and reservation will secure only available units. For reservations, call (706) 541-1057.

CHECK-IN: Check-in time for lodging is 2:30 p.m. Check-out time for campsites is 2:00 p.m. Early check-ins are handled case-by-case basis by Pointes West Personnel.

CHECK-OUT: Check-out time is 11:30 a.m. A courtesy hour may be requested by dialing front desk. If rented unit is not a back-to-back rental, the courtesy hour will be granted.

CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be received no less than three (3) days prior to check-in, for 3 units or more, two (2) weeks notice is required. A one-night fee will be processed for less than 3-day or 2-week cancellation notice.

Accommodation Pricing.

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Conference Center


Pointes West Army Resort Conference Center: The Perfect Place for Any Occasion!

The Conference Center at Pointes West Army Resort has everything you need for you next gathering! Located on a beautiful point overlooking Clarks Hill Lake, our rustic 4,000 square foot Conference Center has distinctive charm and a laidback atmosphere. The Conference Center is the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony on the lawn surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop view of the lake. For the reception, move indoors for a charming and elegant atmosphere. Let Pointes West be a part of your special day and make your wedding unforgettable! The Conference Center is great place for any event: Weddings, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Reunions, Retreats, Team building, Luncheons, Showers, Company and Unit Functions, Casual Events, Conventions, Birthday Parties, Retirement Parties, Anniversary Parties, Graduation Parties, Business Meetings, Christmas Parties and Holiday Parties. To accommodate you and your guests, the Conference Center offers seating for 120 guests, two flat screen TVs, and is equipped with a full commercial kitchen. Round and rectangular tables with chairs are
included in your rental as well as cushions for patio furniture. To check availability or make a reservation, please contact Jenna Parker at (706) 541-1057. For catering prices and options contact Matthew Daniels at Gordon Conference and Catering located on Fort Gordon. (706) 791-6780 or visit and select the dining link to view the catering menu. You may also select any independent caterer for you event at an additional fee.

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PWAR has nine camping areas. Three areas are full hook-up with approximately 20 sites in each area featuring 50/30 amp electric, water & sewerage. Two areas are semi hook-up with electric only. Four areas are primitive with beautiful lake front views, picnic tables, a grill and fire ring.

For the campsites, reservations are required. All campers must register at the Whispering Pines Lodge (Bldg. CH23) prior to camping. Campers under the age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

A camper disposal station is provided for convenience. Please be considerate of other campers. Trash and garbage receptacles are available in all camping areas. PLEASE USE THEM.

Occupancy Limits for Camping Areas:

  • Full Hook-up: 1 RV/Camper and 1 tent, or 2 tents
  • Semi-Hook-up: 1 Camper and 1 tent, or 2 tents
  • Primitive: 2 tents
  • Year Round: Occupancy is limited to 30 days in a 60 day period.

Pointes West can issue an extension beyond 30 or 60 days for medical or mechanical reasons. Campers may request extensions at the Lodge. Any person remaining on site beyond 2 p.m. on expiration or extension date will be required to complete a new rental contract every extra day. After 3 days, Ft. Gordon PMO, Columbia County Sheriff's Dept., or the COE will be notified of violation.

Campground Rules:

  1. Campers desiring to extend must re-register by 12 p.m. on the expiration date. Check-out is 2 p.m.
  2. Pets must be on a 6-foot leash all times. They should not be left unattended and please clean up behind them.
  3. Place all trash in trash cans provided.
  4. No gray water allowed on ground.
  5. Campfires are permitted in fire ring only. Fires will not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure.
  6. Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.. Noise should not exceed conversational levels during these times.
  7. Swimming is authorized only in the Beach Area while lifeguards are on duty. The beach is open Memorial Day through 30 September.
  8. Pets
    Domestic pets are allowed only if kept on a leash and accompanied by their owner at all times. Pets are not allowed in cottages or mobile homes or any other site buildings or the swimming area. Owners are responsible for the conduct of their pets and must clean up after them.
  9. Motor Bikes
    No four-wheel vehicles, dirt/mini/motor bikes or go-carts allowed.
  10. Weapons
    Firearms, bows and arrows, explosives, fireworks, slingshots, fishing spears or any sporting device capable of causing death or injury ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

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Recreational Activities

Recreational Activities

Picnicking: Over 200 picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved picnic Island Pavilions are available through the Customer Service Office. No picnicking is authorized in designated camping areas.

Swimming: Swimming is permitted Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend. Beach will be open from sunrise to sunset daily.  Lifeguards will be on duty Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Bartram Trail: Trails dedicated to William Bartram and his travels through the area are available for hiking, quiet thought, and study. Enjoy hiking the Bartram Trail, and please leave the trail as William Bartram would have left it: taking only pictures and memories, leaving only footprints. Maps of the Bartram Trail are available at the Customer Service Office.


Playgrounds: Playgrounds are located throughout the area for children and the child in all of us. NEW Playground coming Winter 2013!

Boating: For convenience, two boat launching ramps are provided.

Fishing: Fishing is authorized in any area (except around the rental boat docks and the swimming area). Georgia and South Carolina fishing licenses are honored on the recreation area.

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Other Services


Marina/Boat Sheds/Boat Slips: Boat sheds and boat slips are available for nominal user fees on a monthly basis. The boat sheds are provided with lockable doors and are covered for protection against weather. See the price guide for current prices. The marina has over 100 covered slips and is open year-round.

Camper Storage: Spaces for camper storage in a fenced area are available.

Country Store: Located in the Whispering Pines Lodge is a small country store that sells beverages, snacks, camping, and fishing supplies, etc.

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Price Guide

Cabins $105 per night
Cottages $120 per night
Motel Suite $99 per night
27' Campers (2 available) $50 per night
35' Campers (18 available) $60 per night
43' Campers ( 1 available) $70 per night
Primitive $7 per night
Semi-Hookup $10 per night
Full-Hookup (water, 30/50 amp electricity, sewerage) year round $20 per night
$14 per night, Military Retired/Disabled
*Sponsored civilians pay an additional $18 per night for full-hookup campsites.
Conference Center
(reservations required)
120 people (maximum capacity) $600 per day (10:00 a.m. - midnight)
(reservations required)
Small (1-55 people) $55 per day
Medium (56-75 people) $75 per day
Large (75 or more people) $100 per day
Boat/RV Storage
Marina Slips $150 per month
Boat Shed - 30 ft. $80 per month
Boat Shed - 36 ft. $95 per month
Boat/RV Storage Space $30 per month
Camping Equipment
(Daily Rental)
Stove - propane $4
Pedal Boat $7/hour  $25/daily
Canoe $5/hour $20/daily
Bike $2/hour $12/daily
Charcoal Grill (Super Cooker) $50/daily
Bed Mats $3/daily
Kayaks $3/hour $15/daily
Jon boats $3/hour $15/daily
$30 Cleaning Fee assessed for equipment or area returned dirty.

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  • A boat launch fee of $3.00 will be accepted on the honor system at both boat ramps when the gate attendant is not present.
  • The boat launch fee of $3.00 is valid for all day use activities and non-reservation facilities for one day.

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