Wind Creek State Park

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Wind Creek State Park

Alabama

(256) 329-0845

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Overview

This park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin, which is a 41,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Park facilities include the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites, many of which are waterfront sites allowing campers to fish, swim and boat right out their back door. Other facilities include a marina, campstore, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground and picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters. Ten camping cabins are being constructed at Wind Creek State Park, five of which are now open to the public.

Map of Wind Creek (AL)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.835895, -85.969906

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Activities

  • Boating

    Wind Creek State Park sits on the shores of Lake Martin, a 41,000-acre reservoir that is perfect for boating. Boat slips are available for rent at the marina, as well as pontoon boats and Jon Boats. Boat launch facilities are also available for visitors with their own boats.

  • Camping

    With 626 modern campsites spread over 320 acres, Wind Creek State Park has the largest state-operated campground in the United States. Campfires, outdoor grilling, bicycling and hiking are all part of the camping experience at Wind Creek. Each site provides a picnic table, grill, water and electricity. Bathhouses are located throughout the sections of the campground with a playground centrally located.

  • Fishing

    Lake Martin is one of the most popular reservoirs in Alabama. Lake Martin is widely considered to be one of the best wintertime bass fisheries in the state.

  • Golfing

    The Lakewinds Golf Course is an 18-hole course located 5-6 miles from Wind Creek State Park.

  • Hiking

    At Wind Creek State Park, two hiking trails offer visitors everything from the beauty of wildflowers and blooming dogwood to white-tailed deer. The trails wind over hardwood ridges and through tall pines down the shoreline, offering spectacular views of Lake Martin. There is also a horse trail, offering riders a scenic view through the hardwoods and tall pines.

  • Picnicking

    Wind Creek State Park offers the perfect setting for family recreation and relaxation. The park provides something for all ages, from fishing, picnicking, and hiking, to just relaxing beneath the whispering pines. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first come, first served basis. Picnic pavilion rental is available as well.

  • RVing

    With 626 modern campsites spread over 320 acres, Wind Creek State Park has the largest state-operated campground in the United States. Campfires, outdoor grilling, bicycling and hiking are all part of the camping experience at Wind Creek. Each site provides a picnic table, grill, water and electricity, and sites with sewer hook-ups are available. Bathhouses are located throughout the sections of the campground with a playground centrally located.

  • Water Sports

    Come relax on the sandy beach on the shores of Lake Martin for a fun day swimming and sunbathing.

Directions

Driving

Located seven miles southeast of Alexander City on Highway 128, between Highways 63 and 280, East Central Alabama.

Flying

The closest major airport is in Birmingham. A variety of car rental agencies is available.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(256) 329-0845

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