West Point Lake observation deck burned to the ground - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

West Point Lake observation deck burned to the ground

(Source: Troup County) (Source: Troup County)
(Source: Troup County) (Source: Troup County)
WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) - A random act of vandalism is what officials are saying happened on West Point Lake late Tuesday night.

An observation deck burned to the ground leaving no trace of who may have caused the fire.
 
Not only could you look at the beautiful lake from the deck, but you could also watch wildlife in their natural habitat.

The Corps of Engineers partnered with Troup County's Future Farmers of America to build this deck.

Fire officials were called to the scene around 11 p.m., and when they got there the structure was completely engulfed in flames. 

Park Ranger David Barr says the $2,000 deck is irreplaceable.
 
"You really cant place a value on the public's use of this facility. I posted the picture on Facebook this morning you know hundreds of people use this dock, every week. We have a mountain bike trail, a hiking trail and people like to come out here with their family and boy scout groups. Lots of people like to come out here to West Point Lake, and of course watch bald eagles and they're very common in this area," Barr said. 

The only thing left in that area was a sign of the observation deck with specific details about the bald eagle and osprey, that could be seen in the area. Barr says they do plan on rebuilding.

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