Lake Point Resort and State Park opens after $12 million renovation

After 21 months and $12 million in expenditures, the “new” Lakepoint Resort and State Park is open for business. Overlooking Lake Eufaula, one of the best-known fishing lakes in the nation, Lakepoint has maintained its rustic charm while modernizing all the amenities and facilities. “Basically, it was a complete renovation of the facility inside and out,” said Mark Easterwood, Director of the State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “The main lodge, everything in the interior was torn out and we went back in with new floors and new walls. There’s a little different design and layouts in the meeting rooms. All the hotel rooms pretty much stayed the same layout, but we put in all new walls and bathrooms with tile and new fixtures, new carpet and different paint.
 
Longtime park superintendent Jim Royal said the renovation project has maintained the high ceilings and rustic beams in the lodge while thoroughly updating the facility. “There’s going to a whole new outlook on Lakepoint,” Royal said. “The lodge has been changed quite a bit. There’s a beautiful lodge area. The lobby area has really been changed. It’s spacious and impressive with natural slate floors. The banquet rooms and meeting rooms have been increased. The ballroom will hold 450. We now have nine meeting rooms for conventions and functions. Three of the meeting rooms will hold from 150 to 200 people and then we have smaller board rooms and breakout rooms. “The dining room has been expanded to the water’s edge. The dining room will now hold 235 people, and we have all new kitchen facilities.”
 
Royal said Lakepoint attracts visitors from all over the Southeast, especially Georgia and Florida, and a significant flock of snowbirds from up north visit during the winter. Rates for the 102 rooms will range from the $80s to low $100s. Six executive suites are included in the total. All new furnishings have been installed throughout the facility. Visit http://www.alapark.com/LakePointResort/ to discover more about Lakepoint or to make reservations.

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