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Smith Mountain Fire Tower

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Come see Lake Martin like you’ve never seen it before!  Originally built in 1939, the restored Smith Mountain Fire Tower was opened to the public on June 16, 2012.  Visitors hike up the half-mile trail from the parking area to the tower where they can climb up to the cab. The view from the cab, which […]

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Lake Martin

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Located on the outskirts of Alexander City in Central Alabama, Lake Martin is a 44,000-acre impoundment on the Tallapoosa River with an astounding 750 miles of shoreline. Lake Martin is arguably the most popular recreational reservoir in Alabama attracting literally hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Alabama Power Company impounded the waters of the Tallapoosa […]

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Wind Creek State Park

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Wind Creek State Park spans 1,445 acres along the shores of scenic Lake Martin, a 44,000-acre clear-water reservoir perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Wind Creek  boasts the largest state-operated campground in the United States with 626 sites.  One hundred eighty-seven sites are waterfront,  allowing for fishing, swimming, and boating. Other facilities include a marina, camp store, fishing […]

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Lake Howard

With approximately 180 acres, Lake Howard borders the Talladega National Forest, with some of the most pristine scenery in the state.  There is an abundance of game fish, including bass, bream, and crappie, or you may try your hand at catfishing.  This area is subject to the State of Alabama hunting and fishing regulations. A […]

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D.A.R.E Power Park

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D.A.R.E Power Park is a 30-acre, day-use facility developed in 1997 by Alabama Power with cooperation from the local community. The name of the facility came from the winning entry in a contest to name the park. The competition was open to student members of the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) organizations at four Tallapoosa […]

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