South of Alexander City on Alabama Highway 128 you’ll find one of the largest state-owned campgrounds 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 1,444 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.
If you're in the mood to test your nerves of steel, journey to the "Chimney Rock" area of Lake Martin. This is one of the hidden gems of the lake. After you test your nerves of steel, take a relaxing visit to Wind Creek State Park's North Picnic Area and enjoy some swimming and fishing on beautiful Lake Martin. After a full day at Wind Creek State Park and Lake Martin, take advantage of Creem@The Creek for great food and beverages.
The park’s 586 campsites offer ample opportunities to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Campsites include 102-30 amp waterfront campsites,18-30 amp sewer waterfront campsites, 211-30 amp sewer campsites, 216-30 amp base campsites. For guests who prefer to stay in a camping cabin, the park has seven camping cabins to choose from, camping cabin 2 is handicap accessible. Each air conditioned cabin has a kitchenette and a private bathroom. Guests will need to bring their own bed linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils.
The 39 premium campsite amenities include; water, sewer, 50/30/20 amp electrical, water front access, and TV service. Three of the newly renovated sites are handicap accessible. Bathhouse and playground facilities are conveniently located throughout the park.
Separate from the above campsites we have an area restricted to equestrian camping. These 20 campsites are first come first serve and all have 30 amp electrical and water service.
Wind Creek is also a stop on Alabama’s Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail. All trails offer a variety of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds that are common in the park. Bald eagle and osprey can be seen throughout the year.
Lake Martin, Lake Martin Amphitheater, Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail, Smith Mountain Observation Tower, Flag Mountain, Coosa Wildlife Management Area, Forever Wild Coos WMA hiking trail, Forever Wild Goatherd/AF Yates Lake Wildlife Management Area, Coon Creek Forever Wild Tract near Tallahassee, Children’s Harbor, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, various local restaurants and downtown Alexander City.