Lake Martin's 880 miles of incredibly beautiful shoreline and 41,150 acres of water offer something for everyone. Whether it be relaxation or recreation, there is no end to the pleasure and satisfaction you will find. Countless enjoyable activities include boating, skiing, sailing, golfing, fishing, canoeing, swimming and outstanding dining.
Alabama’s Birding Trails offer the public a chain of eight geographic regions: North Alabama, West Alabama, Appalachian Highlands, Piedmont Plateau, Black Belt Nature and Heritage, Pineywoods, Wiregrass, and Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. The eight regions unify existing and potential birding sites into a series of cohesive trails and loops that are collectively marketed as part of a state-wide system. Many of the sites along the various trails are existing tourism sites and already being used by thousands of birders and other visitors annually. The Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail consists of the counties of: Autauga, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Randolph and Tallapoosa. Located in East Central Alabama, the region has 39 sites, from Alabama’s highest mountain to the shores of Lake Martin, the state’s first Treasured Alabama Lake. The bird habitat found here is as varied as the scenery. From a paved walking trail in the middle of a city park to an adventurous float down a scenic river, you’ll find an activity that fits your interest. Tallapoosa County has 8 sites.
The Horseshoe Bend Regional Library serves as the system headquarters for the ten public libraries located in Alabama's Coosa, Elmore, Lee, and Tallapoosa counties.
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.
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. Reservations are required.
D.A.R.E. Power Park is located between Alexander City and Dadeville on Young's Landing. It is the most recent recreation facility to be added in the Lake Martin area. The park features a swimming beach, two large pavilions, 13 picnic tables with grills, two fishing piers, and an amphitheater.
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.