Pointes West Army Resort

Office Hours

Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact

6703 Washington Rd.
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Tel:
+1 (706)541-1057

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Pointes West Army Resort

 

Pointes West Army Resort is located in Appling Georgia on beautiful Clarks Hill Lake (Lake Strom Thurmond). The resort is approximately 30 miles from the Augusta area and Fort Gordon.

Pointes West Army Resort is a beautiful facility that offers multi-functional accommodations.

  • Rustic waterfront cottages and cabins
  • Unique waterfront motel suites
  • Lakefront, full hook-up and semi hook-up sites
  • Primitive (tent) campsites 

The resort offers a multitude of experiences for your enjoyment. Sunbathe on our white sandy beach and enjoy breathtaking lake views. Play a game of beach volleyball or horseshoes. Explore the lake by hiking, biking, kayak or canoeing. Discover the vacation you have been missing and the endless adventures that await you by the lake!


Download Pointes West Map (pdf)


Make Your Online Reservation*

NOTE: Only Active Duty, Retired/Disabled Military (i.e. service connected VA card), and DoD/DoE employees can reserve accommodations at Pointes West Army Resort.

When making reservations online, the credit card number is only used to hold the reservation. Payment for campsite or lodging will need to be made in person at the PWAR Lodge upon arrival.

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Reservation Inquiry Form

Form requests links have (temporarily) been disabled at this time. Patrons should utilize phone numbers provided or stop by the facility for additional information.
Accommodations
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Cabins

Located in a beautifully wooded setting looking out over shimmering views of Clarks Hill Lake, our cabins at Pointes West Army Resort are relaxing and conveniently designed for families and small groups. Pointes West offers 6 rustic three-bedroom cabins and 2 two-bedroom cabins. Each cabin is fully furnished and features one bathroom, private bedrooms, kitchen, dining area, living space, and a deck with patio furniture.

 Details

Amenities:

  • 2-bedroom cabins contain 1 queen bed in the first bedroom and 2 twin beds in the second bedroom. A 2-bedroom cabin can accommodate 3 to 4 guests.
  • 3-bedroom cabins contain 1 queen bed in first 2 bedrooms and 1 twin bed i the third bedroom. A 3-bedroom cabin can accommodate 3 to 5 guests.
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Satellite TV
  • Dining space
  • Kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove top, oven, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and cooking/dining ware.
  • Family area with couch and loveseat
  • Hardwood and tile floors
  • Large deck with patio furniture
  • Bathroom has tub with shower facilities.
  • Bed and bath linens are provided.
Amenity Price
2 Bedroom Cabin $105/night
3 Bedroom Cabin $105/night

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Cottages

The Cottages at Pointes West blend distinctive charm with expansive views of Clarks Hill Lake. Pointes West offers 5 two-bedroom cottages. Each 2-story cottage is fully furnished and features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fold-out couches, kitchen, dining area, living space and deck with patio furniture. Each cottage contains 1 queen size bed in each room, and 2 full size fold-out couches (1 in living area and 1 in upstairs loft areas) which will accommodate up to 4 to 6 guests.

 Details

Amenities:

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 full beds
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Central heat/air
  • Satellite TV
  • Dining space
  • Kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove top, oven, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and cooking/dining ware.
  • Family area with couch and loveseat
  • Hardwood and tile floors
  • Large deck with patio furniture
  • Bathroom has tub with shower facilities.
  • Linen and towels can be exchanged at the lodge after the third day (72 hours) of check-in.
  • Bed and bath linens are provided.
Amenity Price
Cottage $120/night

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Motel Suites

Located on the serene shores of Clarks Hill Lake and a short walk from our white, sandy, beach area, Pointes West offers 12 rustic motel suites. Each suite is fully furnished and features 2 queen beds, 1 bath with a separate vanity area, kitchenette, dining space, and patio with patio furniture. Each motel suite contains 2 queen beds, (2 of our suites are handicap-accessible with 1 queen bed). Our suites can accommodate 2 to 4 guests.

 Details

Amenities:

  • 2 queen beds
  • Upstairs and downstairs units
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Central heat/air
  • Satellite TV
  • Dining space
  • Kitchen includes mini refrigerator, stove top, oven, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and cooking/dining ware.
  • Loveseat
  • Tile and carpeted floors
  • Large patio with patio furniture
  • Bathroom has tub with shower facilities.
  • Linen and towels can be exchanged at the lodge after the third day (72 hours) of check-in.
  • Bed and bath linens are provided.
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Amenity Price
Motel Suite $99/night

Reservations

  • A 2-night minimum stay is required with reservations. A credit card is required to hold the reservation.
  • All authorized users may make reservations 1 to 180 days (6 months) in advance.
  • On military holidays, only 2 lodging units per military ID card may be reserved.
  • Lodging, along with the conference center may be reserved in advance past the Active Duty and Retired reservation restrictions. Please note: conference center reservations require pre-payment.
  • 1-night stays will be handled on a walk-in basis; subject to availability.

Check-in

Check-in time for all lodging rental units is 2:30 p.m. Early check-ins are handled on a case-by-case basis by Pointes West staff.


Check-out

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


Cancellations

Cancellations or changes must be made no less than 3 days, for 2 units or less, prior to check-in for cabins, cottages, motel suites, and campers. 3 units or more requires a 2-week cancellation notice. A 1-night fee, for each unit canceled, will be processed for less than the required cancellation notice.

  • No maid service available. Towels and linens may be exchanged 72 hours after check-in day at the Lodge. Ex: Check-In Monday; towels and linens exchange on Thursday.
  • Pets are not allowed inside rental units – Patrons will be charged a pet and cleaning fee of $100 if a pet is found in the unit.
Activities & Rentals

Beach Equipment Rental

For your convenience, here at Pointes West Army Resort, we have two launching ramps that we offer for a minimal launch fee of $3/day.

Amenity Price
Beach Umbrella $5/day
Beach Chair $2/day
Beach Umbrella & (2) Chair Combo $7/day

*Day rate is for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday during beach operating hours.

For more details, visit the Beach tab on this page.


Boat/RV Storage

Own a boat? No problem! For your convenience, here at Pointes West Army Resort, we have two launching ramps that we offer for a minimal launch fee of $3/day.

Amenity Price (monthly rate)
Slips (covered & uncovered) $150
Small Sheds (30’x10’ wide) $80
Large Sheds (36’x14’ wide) $95
RV Storage Lot $30

For more details, visit the Marina & Storage tab on this page.


Boat Rental

Amenity Price
Canoe $5/hr, $20/day
Kayak $5/hr, $20/day
Jon Boat $5/hr, $20/day

Pontoon Boat Rental

Pointes West now offers Pontoon Boat Rentals! Grab your family and friends for a fun and relaxing day out on the water on one of our 20’ pontoon boats. Renters must be 21 years of age with valid driver’s license and military ID card and credit card. Renters will be required to watch a ten minute boater education video and sign an orientation safety checklist before operating any rented vessel. This is required for all operators of a rented vessel. A maximum of seven (7) people on pontoon boat.

 Details

As of July 1, 2014, all persons born on or after January 1, 1998 that operate any motorized vessel on the waters of the state must have completed a boat education course approved by the department prior to such operation.

Reservations

Reservations must be made at minimum three (3) days in advance. A credit card number is required when renting pontoon boats. Active Duty personnel may make reservations 1-180 days in advance. All other authorized users may make reservations 1-150 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations may be made 72 hours (3 days) or more prior to the scheduled boat rental departure time without penalty.
  • Cancellations within 72 hours (3 days) of scheduled boat rental departure time shall be charged 50% of rental price.
  • Cancellations due to no show shall be charged 100% of rental price with the credit card on file. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather.
  • Pointes West Army Resort reserves the right to cancel rentals due to mechanical problems or adverse weather conditions.
Pricing
  Mon-Thu Fri-Sun Rental by Hour
Price $250 $300 $60/hr
Time 10am-5pm 10am-5pm Min. 3 hrs
*Fees do not include fuel charge. Fuel charges will apply at end of rental.
 
Boating Accessories:
  Price Day or Hour Rental
Tube $50 ALL
Return Policy:
  • A reservation will hold your pontoon boat for up to 1 hour after your scheduled departure time. After this time, your reservation will be canceled and considered a No Show and entire fee will be forfeited.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Rental time cannot be extended due to late arrival.
  • Pets, open flames, cooking equipment and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Each rental boat departs with a full tank of fuel. Customer is responsible for the refuel of the boat upon returning.
  • If rented for a full day the boat must be returned NLT 5pm. If rented for (3) hours boat must be returned back upon the end of the allotted three hour rental time.
  • $50 Late return fee applies for every 10 minutes late, no exceptions.
 
Using Pontoon Boat According to Georgia Boating Regulations:
  • Wearing a Life Vest at all times!
  • Always lower the Bimini Top when going under bridges.
  • No jet skis allowed next to Pontoon Boat.
  • Returning Pontoon Boat with all equipment in the same condition as when it was rented.
  • Securing all of your items. Choose wisely which electronics you bring on the Pontoon Boat.
  • Keeping the Pontoon Boat 100 feet away from the shoreline and other boats at all times.
  • Do not bank pontoon $50 cleaning fee will apply if returned muddy, no exceptions.

Camping Equipment Rental

Equipment Price (per day)
Stove $4
Bed Mats $3
Sleeping Bag $5
Cot $5
2 Man Tent $10
4-6 Man Tent $12
Canopy Tent $20

For more details, visit the Camping tab on this page.


Chair Rental

No need to search for a vendor to rent outdoor seating. Pointes West Army Resort now offers outdoor chair rentals. The prices are as follows:
Price: $3/chair
Total: 120
Minimum Quantity: 20

Competitively priced, the rental price includes set up and removal fees.

The outdoor chair rentals are strictly for use on Pointes West Army Resort (Conference Center and/or Pavilions). Rentals beyond the boundaries of this installation are strictly prohibited.


Conference Center Rental

$600 per day. $450 per day (if using Gordon Conference and Catering). To receive the $150 discount for rental of the conference center, Gordon Conference and Catering must cater the full menu. Gordon Conference and Catering are the only personnel authorized to provide alcoholic beverages at any event.

For more details, visit the Pointes West Conference Center page.


Fishing

Novice to expert fishers are welcome to drop a line in our beautiful lake. 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. Fishing licenses are required for patrons 16 and over.


Grill Rental

Grill Masters who plan to show off their grillin' skills are welcome to rent one of our super charcoal grills for $50 a day. Contact customer service to make a reservation and have it positioned at a site of your choice, ready for use upon your arrival.


Inflatables

Amenity Price
Monster Truck $75
Obstacle Course $75
Military Truck $75
Ultimate Obstacle Course $150
Magic Castle $75
Princess Castle $75
Rainforest Obstacle Course $125

Pavilion Rental

Pavilion Size Price
Small (55 people) $55/day
Medium (55-75 people) $75/day
Large (75+ people) $100/day

Picnic Areas

Pointes West Army Resort has over 200 picnic tables that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnic areas provide a perfect lake-front setting for family or military gatherings. The Picnic Island can be reserved from 7 a.m. to dusk through the Customer Service Office for a minimal fee of $10. Picnicking is not allowed in designated camping areas.


Playgrounds

Here at Pointes West Army Resort, we love to make children happy and to hear their playful banter. Children are welcome to enjoy our new playground. Open from 10 a.m. to dusk.


Swimming

Come escape the heat and take a cool swim at our beach. Swimming is permitted starting Memorial weekend through the first week of August. The beach will be open from sunrise to sunset daily. Lifeguards will be on duty Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The beach will be open weekends only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August through Labor Day weekend. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Beach

 

The PWAR beach is open from Memorial Day weekend through the first week of August from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a lifeguard on duty from Wednesday through Sunday. The beach will be open weekends only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August through Labor Day weekend. The beach is a great place for swimming and soaking up the sun. Swimming is designated in the beach area only. It is well marked and features a gentle sandy slope for swimmer safety. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Pets are not allowed in the beach area.

Camping

 

For those who love being one with nature and exploring the elements, we have the campground just for you. Enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of Lake Thurmond at one of our rustic campsites at Pointes West Army Resort (PWAR). PWAR offers 9 camping areas. We offer 3 areas with full hook-ups; approximately 58 sites that feature 50/30 amp electric, water and sewage; 2 areas with semi hook-ups, electric only (20 amp) with approximately 20 sites, and 4 primitive areas for tent camping only. All of our campsites have beautiful lake front views, picnic tables, a grill, and fire ring.

Check-In Time: 2:30 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 2 p.m.

A courtesy hour may be requested by contacting Whispering Pines Lodge at the number at the top of this page. If campsite is not a back-to-back rental, a courtesy hour will be granted.

 

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Click on any Site# in the chart below to see details.

Site# Type Water Electric Sewage Price
1 Primitive No No No $7/night
2 Full Hook-Up Yes Yes (50/30 amp) Yes $20/night*
$14/night**
3 Full Hook-Up Yes Yes (50/30 amp) Yes $20/night*
$14/night**
4 Full Hook-Up Yes Yes (50/30 amp) Yes $20/night*
$14/night**
5 Semi Hook-Up No Yes (20 amp) Yes $10/night
6 Semi Hook-Up No Yes (20 amp) Yes $10/night
7 Primitive No No No $7/night
8 Primitive No No No $7/night
9 Primitive No No No $7/night

*Authorized Users & Sponsored Guests | **Military Retirees/Disabled Veterans


Camping Rules

  • All campsites can be reserved 180 days/ 6 months in advance (Active duty, Retirees and other authorized users).
  • Campers desiring to extend their stay must register by 12 p.m. on the expiration date.
  • Year Round: Occupancy is limited to 30 days in a 60 day period.
  • PWAR can issue an extension beyond 30 or 60 days for medical or mechanical reasons.
  • No black or gray water allowed on ground.
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times. Please clean up after your pets. No pets allowed on the beach or in lodging units (Cabins, Cottages and Motel Suites).
  • Swimming is authorized only in the Beach Area while lifeguards are on duty. The beach is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
  • Campfires are permitted in fire rings. Fires must not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure.
  • Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Full and Semi hook-up area occupancy: 1 RV/Camper and 1 tent, or 2 tents per site.
  • Primitive area occupancy: 2 tents per site.
Confidence Course

 

Do You Have What it Takes?

Are you ready for a challenge? Pointes West Army Resort has your next adventure! The High Ropes Confidence Courses at Pointes West include a variety of obstacles high above the ground that will test you physically as well as mentally.


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Odyssey II

The Odyssey II course is a great team building apparatus. The climb up the initial rope netting will definitely set your mind for the course to come. Once atop the Odyssey, a facilitator will have a program designed and catered specifically to meet your group’s needs. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will end with an exhilarating zip line ride down.

Odyssey II Prices:

Users Participants Cost
Authorized 8-15 $270
  16-24 $370
Sponsored 8-15 $330
  16-24 $455
Active Duty Units 8-15 $150
  16-24 $250

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Alpine Tower II

The Alpine Tower II is a thrilling way to test the strength and courage of your group members. The course starts with a slight and gradual incline and challenges each individual’s strength and trust. Once completed, each team member will have a boost in confidence and a high sense of accomplishment.

Alpine Tower II Prices:

Users Participants Cost
Authorized 8-15 $300
  16-24 $400
Sponsored 8-15 $450
  16-24 $500

Pointes West Confidence Courses are great for unit functions, birthday parties, or corporate team building.

  • The confidence course is geared for groups only.
  • Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance.
  • Confidence courses will be made available for groups up to 24 participants.
Marina & Storage

 

Marina Slips

Pointes West Army Resort (PWAR) offers Military ID card holders and Authorized users single and double slips, year round, at a cost of $150/month. We offer 45 covered single slips, 3 open slips, and 66 covered double slips. The slips vary in size to meet individual needs. The sizes of the single slips are 10'x24' and 14'x24'. The sizes of the double slips are 20'x28', 24'x24', 24'x28', and 24'x30'.

Some features include:

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Free access to boat ramps
  • Easy access to the fuel dock

Boat Sheds

PWAR offers 10 small and 76 large covered storage sheds for Military ID card holders and Authorized users. The small storage sheds measure 30'x10' and cost $80 per month. The large storage sheds measure 36'x14' and cost $95 per month (12' height limit due to lower entryway). The storage sheds are provided with lockable doors and are covered for protection against weather.


Open Storage

PWAR also offers 48 open storage lots for Military ID card holders and Authorized Individuals. The fee for the Open Storage is $30 per month and is located in a lockable fenced-in area.


Terms

  • The fees are based on a month-to-month contract.
  • First month's payment is required upon signing of the contracts, regardless of the day of the month.
  • The accounts must be maintained in a current status; two or more incidents of delinquency will result in termination of the contracts.
  • The individual guarantees he/she is the current owner of the water vessel/camper.
  • The individual must obtain and maintain property and liability insurance and present proof of insurance upon signing of the contract.
  • The individual must also present proof of registration.
Pavilions

Pointes West Army Resort offers an array of pavilions with beautiful lake views available for daily rental. The pavilions range in size from small to large to accommodate groups of all sizes and are reserved/available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

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# Size Tables Area Grill Water Electric Capacity Price
1 Medium 12 Camping Area 1 YES Yes Yes 100 $75
2 Medium 12 Near Playground YES No Yes 100 $75
3 Large 16   YES No Yes 150 $100
4 Medium 12 Behind Lodge YES No Yes 100 $75
5 Medium 12 Near Point YES No Yes 100 $75
B Small 4 Beach YES Yes Yes 30 $55
P Small 4 Point YES No Yes 30 $55
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    Pavilion 1 is a beautiful group picnic area with lake views. It is nestled in primitive area 1 of Pointes West Army Resort. Pavilion 1 is medium, with 12 tables and a seating capacity of 96 people. 1 barbecue grill is allotted per pavilion.

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    Pavilion 2 is a beautiful group picnic area for groups of all sizes. It is located left of the Confidence course on Pointes West Army Resort. Pavilion 2 is medium, with 12 tables and a seating capacity of 96 people. 1 barbecue grill is allotted per pavilion.

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    Pavilion 3 is a beautiful large group picnic area with stunning lake views. It is located left of primitive area 7 off Pike Avenue on Pointes West Army Resort. Pavilion 3 is large, with 16 tables and a seating capacity of 128 people. 1 barbecue grill is allotted per pavilion.

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    Pavilion 4 is a beautiful group picnic area with a great lake view. It is located just behind Whispering Pines Lodge on Pointes West Army Resort. Pavilion 4 is medium, with 12 tables and a seating capacity of 96 people. 1 barbecue grill is allotted per pavilion.

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    Pavilion 5 is a beautiful group picnic area with stunning lake views. It is located left of primitive area 8 off Pike Avenue on Pointes West Army Resort. Pavilion 4 is medium, with 12 tables and a seating capacity of 96 people. 1 barbecue grill is allotted per pavilion.

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    Pavilion (Beach) is a beautiful small group picnic area on the beach with stunning lake views. It is located behind the beach house on Pointes West Army Resort. The beach pavilion is small, with 4 tables and a seating capacity of 32 people. 1 barbecue grill is allotted per pavilion.

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    Pavilion (Point) is a beautiful small group picnic area with stunning lake views. It is located at the end of Pike Avenue on Pointes West Army Resort. The Point pavilion is small, with 4 tables and a seating capacity of 20 people. 1 barbecue grill is allotted per pavilion.