Lake Martin Area Attractions
You will never be at a loss looking for something to do with all of the Lake Martin Attractions. Lake Martin provides many family-friendly activities for the outdoor enthusiast. See what #TheBuzzOnLakeMartin is all about. Your REALTORS® of Choice, Patsy and Buzzy, can enlighten you on the great Lake Martin attractions!
Absolutely something for everyone at Russell Crossroads. Shopping and Dining, Hiking, Horseback riding, The AMP
Wind Creek State Park, seven miles southeast of Alexander City on Highway 128, spans 1,445 acres of pine and hardwood ridges on the shoreline of beautiful Lake Martin. Wind Creek’s fully equipped modern campground contains 642 sites spread over 320 acres.
The Amphitheater is formed on a bluff overlooking Lake Martin, just off of Highway 63 near Kowaliga Point by Russell Lands. The site has a staging area and grass seating with a capacity of more than 2,500 patrons. As an open-air site, the Amphitheater overlooks the Big Kowaliga Basin, one of the most beautiful areas on Lake Martin.
The reservoir the dam created not only became the world’s largest body of artificial water in 1926, it represented the ability to produce vast amounts of hydroelectric power. The reservoir has a power storage of 301,700,000 kilowatt-hours, enough to supply 25,000 households for a year.
Chimney Rock is one of the most popular sites on Lake Martin. It is a popular island boating stop where daredevils climb to various points on the lone rock that juts from the island like a chimney – and jump into the lake.
The beautiful campus located 15 miles south of Alexander City, Alabama, on Highway 63, is built around a picturesque New England seaside village motif and features the Plymouth Lighthouse and a charming little early American church, Children’s Chapel. A replica of the Plymouth Lighthouse which is located on Providence Point at our Lake Martin campus symbolizes our goal of helping children and families find their way through the treacherous waters in which they sometimes find themselves.
Camp ASCCA-Easter Seals means fun for the 10,000+ visitors who spend time at the facility each year. Campers who have disabilities ranging from Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Paraplegia, and Quadriplegia to Downs Syndrome, Autism, Mild, Moderate and Profound Mental Disabilities enjoy unique camping experiences at Camp ASCCA.
Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Sportplex
Visitors of the Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Sportplex will enjoy natures wonderful splendor as this 212-acre public park is one of the South’s Finest. Nestled in the heart of Central Alabama and on the outskirts of beautiful Lake Martin, this area’s beauty and serenity offer a retreat for the soul.
The 2,040 acre National Military Park is dedicated to the memory of U.S. Soldiers and Creek Nation Indians who died in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814. The visitor center and museum depicts the period of the battle and explains the equipment used by the soldiers and Creek Indians. The park is located between New Site and Dadeville on Highway 49 South.
For more than two decades, lovers of jazz and blues in search of a music festival need look no farther than Alexander City. The annual free event features two nights of great musical acts and draws crowds from all over the state and country.
Fourth of July Fireworks
The annual Fourth of July fireworks show is now being viewed from the Lake Martin Amphitheater. Russell Lands has elected to center the celebration around the amphitheater to reduce the risk of injury created by heavy boat traffic around the fireworks.
The annual Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Alexander City Parks and Recreation Department at the Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Sportplex. This annual fall festival brings vendors with unique and traditional gifts, a variety of food, musical entertainment, custom car, and truck show and an area especially planned for children.
Christmas in the Park
Local businesses and residents participate in the annual Christmas in the Park. You can ride through the Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Sportplex and see unforgettable Christmas displays throughout the park.
The annual Hometown Christmas parade ushers Santa into Alexander City. A community tree rises from the town’s heart in front of the fountain on Broad Street. Businesses open their doors for an afternoon of holiday fun.