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Wind Creek State Park
WIND CREEK STATE PARK
WIND CREEK STATE PARK
4325 AL Hwy 128
Alexander City, Alabama   35010

Phone: 256-329-0845
Toll Free: 800-252-7275
Reservations: 256-329-0845
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Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park

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 625 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 currently under construction at Wind Creek State Park, three of which are now open to the public.
Cabins
Seven cozy camping cabins are available year-round. Reservations are recommended.

CAMPING CABINS #1 and #3 Cabin size is 16 x 24 and is furnished with two double bunk beds, queen sleeper sofa, table and chairs, 3 bar stools, one bath and kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, sink and small refrigerator. It has central air and heat and sleeps up to 6 people.

CAMPING CABIN #2 (Handicapped Accessible)Cabin size is 14 x 24 and is handicapped accessible, furnished with one twin bed, two bunk beds, table and chairs, and one bath with accessible shower. The kitchenette has a microwave, coffee maker, taoster, sink and a small refrigerator. This unit sleeps up to 3 people.

CAMPING CABINS #4, #5, #6 and #7Cabin size is 20 x 32 and is furnished with two queen beds, a sleeper sofa, table and chairs, and one bath. The kitchenette has a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, sink and a small refrigerator.

All rental rates are plus 9% lodging tax. RESERVATIONS ARE TAKEN MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 8 A.M- 4 P.M.

No more than 6 persons per camping cabin.The camping cabins are furnished with a microwave, sink, coffee maker, toaster and small refrigerator.There are no bed linens, bath linens, pillows, cooking or eating utensils provided.

2-Night Minimum on Weekends and 3-Nights on Holiday Weekends.

Check In Time: 4 p.m.

Check Out Time: 11 a.m.

72 hour cancellation notice required.

Open flame cooking devices are not allowed in cabins.

No pets are allowed in cabins.

All cabins are non-smoking.

Tents are not allowed in cabin area.
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. Fully equipped, modern campground; each site provides picnic table, grill, water and electricity. Bathhouses are located throughout the sections of the campground with a playground centrally located.

An additional 16 sites are now available for visitors that are horse camping. Please call and check for overnight availability.

REGISTRATION

The camping area at Wind Creek is operated on a first come-first serve basis. Night registration is provided after hours. The person registered must occupy the site immediately with bonafide camping equipment. Those sites not occupied will be considered vacant. Campsites are assigned during registration. All changes must be made at the camper registration office. Persons who deliberately occupy the wrong site or change sites without prior notification of the registration office, will be asked to leave the campground.

MOTOR BIKES

Only motor bikes with license plates and operated by a licensed driver may be operated on park roads. Helmets and shoes must be worn at all times.

GARBAGE

Please place household garbage only in dumpsters located throughout the park. Do Not leave garbage at your campsite when you leave.

VISITORS

Persons visiting a registered camper must obtain a visitor's pass from the registration office. An Entrance Fee Per Vehicle is Charged for Visitors. If there are two vehicles already at the campsite, the visitors must walk in to the site or be picked up by the camper. All non-campers must leave by 9 p.m.

VEHICLES

At no times may there be more than 2 vehicles at any one site. Additional vehicles must be left outside the campground.
Swimming
The beach area opens at 7:00 a.m.withvolleyball, bathhouse and picnic tables available.
Boating
Non motorized Flat Bottom Jon Boats are available to rent. Life jackets are included. (Includes life jackets and paddles).

Motorized Flat Bottom Jon Boats (8 hp motor) are available. (Includes life jackets and paddles).

Pontoon boats are available to rent. Will hold up to 9 people. Must fill with gas.

All prices are subject to change and there is a 4-hour minimum on some boats.

ALL BOAT RENTERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ALABAMA BOATING LAWS !!!!

NOTE : ALL BOATS MUST BE RETURNED FULL OF GAS.


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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 serve basis. Picnic pavilion rental is available.
Trails
At Wind Creek State Park, two hiking trails offer the visitor 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. Also there is a horse trail, offering riders a scenic view through the hardwoods and tall pines.

CAMPFIRE TRAIL

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.

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.

JEFF REED HORSE TRAIL

Approximately 10 miles long. 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.
Area Attractions
Lakewinds Golf Course

This 18-hole public golf course is located 5-6 miles from WInd Creek State Park.Directions: Going towards Jackson's Gap Alabama, on 280E, turn right a short distance past Lake Hill Restaurant after you cross the bridge. (on County Road 40). Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

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. Lake Martin Amphitheater

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 stage 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.

Children's Harbor

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.

Lake Martin provides excellent sport fishing for largemouth bass, salt water striped bass, white bass, hybrid bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. Lake activities include water skiing, boating, swimming and canoeing. Fishing Tournaments are often held.

Campsites directly on the water allow campers to enjoy swimming and docking boats at their own campsites.

Fishing from the pier, picnicking.

Playgrounds to play on aswell.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
February 21 Great camp ground family by the florida gang &one Alabama
We have been coming for more then fifthteen yrs we come with about 15 family s kids boats have a big tent we use for get together old memorys have been made new kids born and grew up camping and everyr at spring break at dec everone starts getting ready for our trip here we love the park rangers and all the worker jack and betty have became part of our family the fla gang we are called see you march
July 11 our favorite camp park by heather james
My family has been going to Wind Creek State Park to camp out for many years. we love to swim and cook out and we enjoy the entertainment during the summer. we love everything about Wind Creek
April 18 Could be a great park... by Greg
...so sad to see this beautiful setting being so neglected...come on...a little maintenance please!!
August 17 Our Favorite Place To Camp by Tonya from Sylacauga, AL
My husband & I have been camping here for years. We LOVE it! Very nice & not too far from local stores. We bring our little dog with us & she loves it, too! LOVE the fact that dogs are allowed!
July 26 Great Park! Perfect Lake! by CharlesS
The weekend of July 23, 2011 was our first stay at Wind Creek Park. The central Alabama setting is stunningly beautiful. The park is old, but clean, and well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful. Campers feel safe without being hovered over by staff. Lake Martin is a gem, and Wind Creek provides the perfect setting to enjoy the lake. Other campers were friendly and the feeling is like a large family reunion. Children play everywhere, and the park is dog friendly, so if quiet is what you are after pick a weekday rather than a weekend. This place is busy. The lake is clean and clear. We are camp and boat and were able to anchor our boat just off from the shore, and walk through shallow water to the campsite. The lake bottom is sandy and clean. Some sites have a sea wall which can be slick, however some have a sandy beach and still others have docks. We will definately be back to Wind Creek!
May 24 WE LOVE THIS PLACE........BUT by GASDSDEN AL.
WE HAVE BEEN COMING TO WIND CREEK FOR OVER 30 YEARS. I COULDNT GROW UP FAST ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO BRING MY OWN FAMILY TO THIS GREAT PLACE...BUT COME ON GUYS!!!! MY FAMILY AND I ARE SO DISAPPOINTED.. TIME FOR SOME MAJOR RENAVATIONS. IT BREAKS OUR HEARTS TO SEE OUR PARK LOOK SO RAN DOWN. WE HOPE WE WILL SEE IMPROVEMENT SOON EVEN CABLE RAN TO THE SITES ALSO..WE LOVE OUR PARK NEGLECTED OR NOT...........
March 25 Great Time by Gap1722
We spent our Spring Break there with our 5 year old daughter and 18 year old nephew. Both of them enjoyed our time there, fishing, swimming, playing on the playgrounds, biking, hiking, etc. The new bath house was wonderful. Great family place.
February 14 fantastic by Jeff Greer
my parents used to bring us here to camp when I was young.its been 25 year since i was here before last august.watching my kid riding their bikes and swimming in the same place i did as a kid was awesome.the people there were very friendly,the staff were great and helpful,the park was always kept very clean.I cant wait to go back this summer.
November 16 been camping there for over 20 years by loves to camp
It is a great campground and they have done LOTS of improvements over the past couple of years. They did close off sections and reworked them. Cutting down old trees and building new cabins and a new bath house. We love to spend Thanksgiving there and will do so again this year. About not allowing dogs. I have never taken my dogs in the past, but have a new dog and will be taking her. She does not bark all the time and is a good dog. If someone has a dog that barks all the time go complain to the park ranger/office. I am sure they will take care of the problem. There is required quite time in the park.
October 19 A huge diamond in the rough by T&S
I agree with this post. (Very nice location. The park needs alot of repairs. Some roads and sites are washed out and patch with gravel.Some sites have no are very little grassy areas. Electric boxes are old and dated.No grills. With some work this would be the best park in the USA.)-- Management needs to do a punch list and get to work. This is a very nice park that needs some good ole fashioned elbow grease. To start with, add some soil to eroded sites and plant some grass. Very clean bath houses. Nicest campers you could ever meet. No barking dogs heard. This park is large enough that a section could be closed for overhaul without affecting the remaining guest.
July 4 4 star camp/park by Ej
Its a great place I went there alone to fish and camp and walk the hiking trails its very lovely place, only draw back campsites are to close together and be watchful if your coming in a tent, not all sites accommodate tents very well or is all down hill besides rv pad
June 29 upgrade the park
Very nice location. The park needs alot of repairs. Some roads and sites are washed out and patch with gravel.Some sites have no are very little grassy areas. Electric boxes are old and dated.No grills. With some work this would be the best park in the USA.
June 27 Our Favorite Vacation Spot
We camp here every year and have never been told that our kids HAVE to sleep in a tent alone, just had to throw that out there.. As for the dogs, there were ALOT of barking and rowdy dogs last year when we were there.. All in all I love this place and plan on camping here every year from now on..
May 31 One of my favorite parks to visit!
I was very disapointed this weekend to stay at Wind Creek State Park. I felt like I was sleeping in a dog kennel. Barking dogs everywhere. We arrived 7:30 P.M. in the rain. Rain does not stop us from camping. Our neighbors were loud that night slamming camper doors, talking, and carring on to where we could not sleep. Their dog barked constantly and then other dogs would bark. Yes, I have a dog of my own and I either board her or pay someone to keep her out of respect to other campers trying to have a good time. You might want to consider no dogs allowed.......
May 24 Our Favorite Park by Cretia
This was our first time coming to Wind Creek. It was breath taking. I have never seen a lake this big.
May 22 do not feed the bears
I think it is a lovely place my only problem is they said we had to put our 5 and 6 yr old in a tent by themselves I feel this is dangerous.. they could wander off or something or somebody could wander in.. no camping this year, sorry
April 1 THE BEST CAMPGROUND EVER
Windcreek is the best campground in the world.My grandmother takes me every year we have spring-break at school.Its the week of my birthday and its the best.This year I will be 16(13 more days)and cant wait any longer.Camping my whole life and WCSP beats all.I recommend this to EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!.....
November 19 Trail Riding by M Post
Great place to camp. They now have trails for riding horses on. The trails are beatiful.You may also camp with your horse. A must do for all horse lovers
October 31 Our Favorite State Park by Terri Rochelle, GA
We made our first visit last summer and we love it. The park and the lake are very clean and the staff is very helpful. We will be going back as soon as possible.
July 25 Best kept secrect by Red
I am a true camper, here in the area on a project, I am from Texas. The place is awsome will be back.
June 14 Best Family Oriented Park around, by Cat From AL-
Wonderful camp sites, fishing, swiming , hiking, plenty of room to ride bikes,boating,friendly workers at the park. Clean showers and restrooms, the park is patrolled by the park cops to make sure everyone is well. No rowdyiness allowed. Happy Camping!
April 14 Number One Park On Our List by Michelle from Corinth, GA
My family stumbled up this park when we were actually trying to find somewhere to launch our boat and fish away from the muck of West Pont Lake and Lake Lanier in Georgia. We actually went tubing and noticed the Park. So we made reservations to the park and brought our boat and loved it! Great people, clean bathrooms, has a camp store, marina, etc., etc. This is just a wonderful place to camp and boat. I would recommend this to anyone! We just made reservations for this coming weekend, we try to camp here as much as possible - WE LOVE IT!!!
March 31 A true campers dream by househunter
April 28 Fantastic place for the kids by Toolman
we visited wcsp last summer for the first time and we had a blast from the beach to the fishing and all the campers were all son polite we are gonna make a return trip at least once a year maybe more i would recommend this park to anyone who just wants to get away from city life for a weekend or more...


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