Wind Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

Alabama

Alabama went huge in many ways when the state reopened Wind Creek State Park in 1982. Covering 1,445 acres, the park is the largest in the Alabama system. It sits on the western side of Lake Martin, a 44,000-acre reservoir on the Tallapoosa River, the largest reservoir in Alabama and one of the largest in the United States. The campground covers 320 acres and includes over 600 campsites, making it the largest publicly operated campground in the country. Visitors to the park find easy access to Alexander City, which lies only 7 miles north. The park enjoys a positive reputation amongst cities like Talladega and Montgomery, AL, whose citizens use the campground as a weekend getaway year-round. 

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Spring 43-82 F
Summer 66-90 F
Fall 41-84 F
Winter 33-59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Wind Creek State Park

Using an RV to camp at Wind Creek State Park gives you at least two advantages. First, the comfort level provided by an RV far exceeds anything provided by other forms of camping. Second, an RV is very mobile, allowing you to change campsites or move between parks with minimal fuss. To find an RV to rent near the park, check out the RVshare site for Alexander City, AL. 

Wind Creek State Park Campground

Wind Creek State Park Campground offers 625 RV campsites, 268 of which offer full hookups. Every site is a back-in that is 25 feet wide and 50 feet long, and you can rent boats, kayaks, and canoes. The boat ramps are expansive, allowing visitors to launch crafts of any size. Several playgrounds, dispersed throughout the 320 acres of the campground, are available for children. An archery range and horseshoe pits let adults and kids enjoy an evening of fun.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30- and 50-amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, fire rings, picnic tables, warm showers, dump station, laundry facility
  • Fee: $13 to $20 per night

Frank’s Point of View

To experience Alabama from a different perspective, drive 34 miles north to Frank’s Point of View. The views of Alabama's rolling hills are spectacular from the eight campsites provided here. Hiking trails and nature trails run throughout the campground and over the hillsides. Each site is 45 feet wide and 65 feet long, leaving plenty of space for you and your family to spread out. Every campsite is a back-in, but they are level and easy to enter. With each site offering full hookups, visitors need not worry about power, water, or sewer; all you need to do in the evenings is sit back and enjoy the incredible night sky where stars seem to jump at you from the depths of space.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: Yes
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station
  • Fee: $36 per night

Lake Jordan RV Resort

Lake Jordan RV Resort is located 35 miles south of Wind Creek State Park. The resort provides 24 RV campsites, each of which is a back-in. These sites are level and spacious enough to allow you to deploy any slide-outs your RV may support. The northern end of the resort even has access to 6,800-acre Lake Jordan. Anglers love the lake for its rich population of fish species, including bluegill, crappie, spotted bass, largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, and catfish. A boat ramp makes launching a craft onto the lake a simple matter, and a boat pier offers slips and tie-up points to keep your boat close. Every campsite provides full hookups; satellite television access is offered to all visitors as well.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 30- and 50-amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, fire rings, picnic tables, dump station, laundry facility
  • Fee: $40 per night

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What to Do at
Wind Creek State Park

Inside Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park is the principal public access point to Lake Martin. The entire length of the park hugs the shoreline, making it an angler's paradise. Fishing tournaments occur at this park, sending hosts of anglers after bluegill, crappie, and striped bass. This scenic park offers over 20 miles of hiking trails so impressive that they are designated National Recreation Trails. Visitors often explore several islands that are each developed with a central theme, like Chimney Rock Island, where a granite tower resembling a chimney emerges from solid rock at the center of the island.

Outside Wind Creek State Park

Several communities with exciting things to do are within a short distance from Wind Creek State Park. Shops offering camping supplies, gifts, and antiques are prolific in the area. Restaurants providing various cuisine choices populate every town and city. Wind Creek State Park sits in the center of a region that is incredibly fun for every family member. 

Restaurants

SpringHouse

At SpringHouse, the central theme is classic Southern cooking. The restaurant chooses to use local farm ingredients to keep the taste of its products as fresh as possible. Try their hickory grilled pork chop meal with grits, carrot jam, snap peas, and oyster mushrooms for a true Southern meal.

Type: American, Southern

Location: 12 Benson Mill Road, Alexander City, AL 35010

Kowaliga Restaurant

Kowaliga Restaurant makes every effort to present Southern comfort food in a fresh and tasty fashion. Working with local farmers, they rotate their produce with the season, seeking what is immediately available to add an extra bit of vibrant flavor to their menu. Try the catfish fillet meal to experience catfish as it is meant to be cooked.

Type: American, Southern

Location: 295 Kowaliga marina Road, Alexander City, AL 35010

Carib Kitchen

Carib Kitchen offers a unique menu centered around the cooking found in Trinidad and Tobago. The restaurant offers a different meal each day. Because they focus on a single meal, the cooking quality is among the best in the area. If you happen to enter the restaurant on the day they offer their meatloaf, steamed cabbage, and saffron rice meal, you are in luck.

Type: Caribbean

Location: 68 Broad Street, Alexander City, AL 35010

Shopping

Things Remembered

Things Remembered is a gift shop that focuses on important events. If you have a friend or family member looking forward to a wedding, imminent birth, birthday, or graduation, this is the place to stop. Their shelves are filled with items such as coffee mugs, wine glasses, and handbags.

Location: 7056 Eastchase Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117

Pickwick Antiques

Pickwick Antiques deals in quality antique furniture and accessories. While their focus is on comfort and taste in furniture, they also carry intriguing paintings from British and American artists. Silver items line the shelves that surround the furniture displays.

Location: 3851 Interstate Court, Montgomery, AL 36109

Sightseeing

Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures

While staying at Wind Creek State Park, make sure to stop by Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures. This business is all about fun for the entire family. Once you are on a zip line, you see the park and Lake Martin from an entirely different perspective.

Location: 4325 Alabama Highway 128, Alexander City, AL 35010

Nub Chuckers Axe

To add even more family excitement to your stay at Wind Creek State Park, visit Nub Chuckers Axe. The first time a child, or an adult, grabs the handle of an axe and tosses it at a target is always awkward; with practice, though, the art of axe throwing comes to those who try it. Take the family here for a different experience.

Location: 120 Tallapoosa Street, Alexander City, AL 35010

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How to Get to
Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park is accessible from all directions. However, the road most often traveled to the park comes from Montgomery, AL. To use the quickest route to the park from Montgomery, get onto United States Highway 231 North (US-231 N) and drive for 10.3 miles. Turn right to get onto Alabama Highway 170 East (AL-170 E) and go for 11.8 miles. When AL-170 E branches to the right, go straight onto Alabama Highway 63 North (AL-63 N). Follow AL-63 N for 18.2 miles, then turn right onto Alabama Highway 128 East (AL-128 E). Drive AL-128 E for 1.8 miles and take a slight right onto Hodnett Drive. The entrance to Wind Creek State Park is directly ahead.

Entering Wind Creek State Park

Wind Creek State Park is a day-use area that is open year-round from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entry fee per vehicle (ages 12-61) : $5

Entry fee per vehicle (ages 4-11 and 62+) : $2

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