Wind Creek State Park

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Wind Creek State Park
Alabama State Park
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tallapoosa
Elevation 617 ft (188 m) [1]
Coordinates 32°51′47″N 85°56′02″W / 32.86306°N 85.93389°W / 32.86306; -85.93389Coordinates: 32°51′47″N 85°56′02″W / 32.86306°N 85.93389°W / 32.86306; -85.93389 [1]
Area 1,445 acres (585 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Wind Creek State Park is located in Alabama
Wind Creek State Park
Location in Alabama
Wind Creek State Park is located in the US
Wind Creek State Park
Location in Alabama
Website: Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located 7 miles (11 km) south of Alexander City, Alabama, on the western side of Lake Martin, a 41,000-acre (17,000 ha) reservoir on the Tallapoosa River. The state park occupies 1,445 acres (585 ha) and is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and equestrian trails, a large camping area, and rental cabins. A grain silo built in 1915 that sits on the edge of the lake is topped by a viewing platform and has a nature center in its base.[3]

The park has equestrian trails totalling over 20 miles (32 km)[4] and two hiking trails that total more than 5 miles (8.0 km) in length.[5] The park has nearly 600 camping sites in one of the largest state-owned campgrounds in the United States.[6] Park events include fishing competitions[7] and skiing/wake-boarding shows. The park also has multiple playgrounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wind Creek State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Wind Creek State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ Thomas V. Ress (December 9, 2011). "Wind Creek State Park". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Horse Trails: Wind Creek State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hiking Trails: Wind Creek State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Campground: Wind Creek State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fishing Tournaments: Wind Creek State Park". Alabama State Parks. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 6, 2016. 

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