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 County Schools.
Alabama Power built this park to comply with terms of the Martin Dam hydroelectric project operating license granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The D.A.R.E. Power Park is centrally located on the eastern side of the lake, about six miles west of Dadeville on Young’s Ferry Road. The park is open from early spring through early fall.
Pavilions (Which may be reserved), 13 picnic tables, grills, restroom facilities, a white sandy beach, two fishing piers and an amphitheater make the park perfect for family outings on the eastern side of Lake Martin. Attendants are available to help ensure that your visit is a pleasant experience. A boat ramp adjacent to the park is open year round. In addition to these facilities, the park is located next to Holly Hills, a walking trail and official site on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail.
Prior to Memorial Day weekend – Open Weekends 9 AM – 5 PM
From Memorial Day through Labor Day – Open Daily 9 AM – 5 PM
256-825-8386 (Beginning June 1st)
256-825-0053 (Before June 1st)