We left the campground and traveled northwest for about 45 minutes to Alexander City, Alabama. This is where Windcreek State Park is located.... sitting right on the banks of Lake Martin.
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000 acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline.
It is one of the largest man made lakes in the U.S. A noted recreation area that sees swimming, boating, camping and lots of nature. The shores are lined with, not only a state park, but many beautiful homes.
|This is taken from an rv site|
It will take another trip there to be able to see all that it has to offer.
Our purpose for this trip was not only to get out and do something after so many rainy days but to explore the state park campground for a future stay.
Out home base is in Auburn, Alabama at Chewacla State Park where we have full hookups and a monthly rate. Our son lives in Auburn and it is also very close to our doctors and Mike's physical therapy. We have been tethered to this area because of this. I have to see my doctor every 3 months for another year and then I can go every 6 months. My doctor is located in Lagrange, Georgia. So we have to be in this area quite often.
Now enters football season!! Football is very big here in Auburn. This is the home of Auburn University and the Auburn Tigers. This year there will be some huge home games. Two of those being Georgia and Alabama. We have found out, the hard way, that every campsite is booked and also outrageously priced during football season. They even raise the price for RV storage during that time. So we are scoping out alternatives for this time since we want to be nearby for Thanksgiving. Windcreek is a good possibility.
Windcreek is a huge state park and they offer full hookups and monthly rates November thru February. It is also a wildlife sanctuary. We were told there are even some bald eagles nesting in the sanctuary. Unfortunately, we didn't see them on this trip.
So our trip yielded a nice outing and a great possibility for a November stay.