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Fishing paradise found at Southern Harbor Resort & Marina

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When you talk about tourism in the Greater Valley Area, you have to talk about West Point Lake. When the water levels are just right, hundreds of millions of tourism dollars flow into the local economy. Southern Harbor Resort and Marina gets its share.

Manager Robert Welch took us out on a rainy day in a pontoon boat to see the sights. Rain has been a factor for a lake that years ago saw drought conditions. Now water levels are high, fishing tournaments abound, and the area has once again become a favorite weekend getaway.

"If you're looking for a laid back area not a lot of traffic, not have to worry about getting run over or anything by anyone else on the water it's a great place to be," said Welch.

The marina has pontoon boats for rent, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cottages, and a restaurant. The boat slips can accommodate up to 170 vessels.

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