South of Alexander City on Alabama Highway 128 you’All find one of the largest state-owned campground in the United States, Wind Creek State Park. However, that distinction is not the only thing that makes Wind Creek special. Wind Creek State Park is the public's access to Lake Martin.
Wind Creek’s 1,445 scenic acres hug the shoreline of beautiful Lake Martin making the park an angler’s paradise. Crappie, bluegill and striped bass are just a few of the species the lake has to offer. Several fishing tournaments are scheduled at the park each year.
Wind Creek is one of the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 586 sites with water and power hook ups. All campsites have water and electrical hook ups. We have 157 sites that are waterfront, and 268 sites have sewer hook ups.
Bathhouses are located throughout the campground with 2 laundry facilities on the park. One is located at the marina and the other at B-1 bathhouse.
The park's 39 renovated sites have 16 ft wide concrete pads. Site amenities include; water, sewer, 50 amps electrical, water front access, and TV service. These sites are available for reservation online, by phone calling (256)329-0845, or in person anytime. Some restrictions apply (listed on home page). Check in time for all campground reservations is 4 p.m. Contact park office to verify if your site is available.
Wind Creek Marina
Lake Martin is located in east central Alabama, about 40 miles northeast of Montgomery. This Alabama Power Company reservoir encompasses 39,100 acres and has more than 700 miles of shoreline. Numerous public access areas, marinas and Wind Creek State Park are available to facilitate boating and fishing. The water level is lowered about 10 feet each winter with most access areas designed to accommodate this annual drawdown.
At Wind Creek State Park, two hiking trails offer our guests 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.
This trail begins and ends in the northern section of the Park. Rated primarily moderate with several steep areas, this trail is approximately 1.8 miles in length and marked by a yellow trail blaze. The three connectors, blue, white and orange, are approximately 1/5 mile each. During the spring, white dogwood, buckeye and oak leaf-hydrangea paint the hardwood ridges with brilliant color. This trail traverses both mixed hardwood forest and intermittent pine. Midway up the trail, a series of rock outcroppings occurs bordered by an abundance of ferns. Toward the end of the trail, a small stream bisects the path leading south. Thanks to the Vulcan Orienteering Club and Eagle Scout Josh Sumner for the Wind Creek Orienteering Course.
ALABAMA REUNION TRAIL
This moderate to difficult trail is approximately 3.8 miles in length and traverses both hardwood bottoms and pine forest. The trail is bisected by highway 128 and marked with red blaze its entire length. The trail is actually a loop with its beginning and end in close proximity. Several natural features can be noted, which include an old home site on the northern half, picturesque hardwood bottoms, stands of pine, beds of fern and an abundance of bird and animal life.
The North Side is approximately 1.95 miles and the South Side is 1.8 miles.
WIND CREEK STATE PARK HORSE TRAIL
Approximately 20 miles long. Orange trail is 5 miles and the Blue trail is 15 miles. Offering multiple views of wild life, the Jeff Reed Horse Trail takes riders through a vast forest of mixed hard wood, pines, ferns, along a stream and views of Lake Martin. For visitors that are horse camping, an additional 16 camping sites are available in our overflow area. Please call and check for overnight availability.
Horse Camping Area/Day Riding
Over night horseback camping is available with water and electrical hook ups, or you can pay a day use fee and bring your horses for a day of horseback riding.
WIND CREEK STATE PARK HORSE TRAIL
Approximately 20 miles long. Orange trail is 5 miles and the Blue trail is 15 miles. Offering multiple views of wildlife, the Jeff Reed Horse Trail takes riders through a vast forest of mixed hardwood, pines, ferns, along a stream and views of Lake Martin. For visitors that are horse camping, an additional 20 camp sites are available in the equestrian camping area. Please call and check for overnight availability.
Live bait, tackle, game and fishing licenses, firewood, some RV and boat supplies, variety of floats and other supplies are available at the marina store. Boat slips are available for rent on a daily or monthly basis. Come by boat or land. Gas dock available.
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