Discover the Natural Beauty of Alabama's Wind Creek State Park
Wind Creek State Park covers 1,445 acres along the shoreline of Lake Martin, providing vacationers with access to the Tallapoosa River. One of Alabama's largest state parks, there's plenty to see and do here. Whether you're an avid hiker or your family is hoping to unwind via relaxing days spent on the water, Wind Creek State Park cabins are a convenient way to make the most of this beautiful area.
Best Hiking Trails in Wind Creek State Park
Boasting a wealth of flora and fauna, Wind Creek State Park's hiking trails allow visitors of all ages and experience levels to walk the park. Winding through pine and hardwood forests and down to Lake Martin's shore, each trail provides a unique perspective. Wind Creek State Park cabins make a great home base for taking on each trail at your own pace.
This 1.8mi. trail takes you across hardwood ridges, through a series of unique rock outcroppings, and over a small stream before reaching the lake. In spring, you can expect to see the brilliant colors of white dogwood and oak leaf-hydrangea throughout the route.
A trail of moderate difficulty that loops through 3.8mi. of forest, this route is notable for its abundance of wildlife. For less able hikers, you can choose to take the northern route, which is less than two miles, or the southern route, at 1.8mi.
This 20mi. trail is designed for horseback riders but can also be hiked. With the opportunity to spot flora and fauna and get excellent views of Lake Martin, this route also guides you along a stream and through the park's hardwood forest.
Best Family Activities in Wind Creek State Park
Wind Creek State Park hotels let you conveniently enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities while in the park. Whether rising high above the tree canopies or spending a lazy day on the lake, families visiting Wind Creek State Park will find plenty to keep children and adults of all ages and interests entertained.
Zipline Canopy Tours lets you go above the trees for a bird's eye view. With lines up to 750ft. long and 70ft. up in the air, this is not an activity for the faint-hearted.
The archery range at Wind Creek State Park lets you test your skills and accuracy with a bow. Featuring a range of targets for a variety of skill levels, this activity is suitable for those aged 16 and older.
Jon boats, bass boats, and pontoon boats with space for up to 12 people can be hired from the marina, giving you and your family the chance to fish, explore the lake, or just soak up some sun while on the water.
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