Lake Martin Recreation

With over 40,000 acres, Lake Martin is one of Alabama's largest manmade lakes. Lake Martin provides excellent sport fishing for largemouth bass, saltwater striped bass, white bass, hybrid bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill. Lake activities include water skiing, boating, swimming, and canoeing. Lake Martin is equipped with more than 11 marinas and six public boat ramps.

Known for excellent canoeing and fishing for red-eye bass, Hatchett Creek attracts visitors from across the Southeast.

Located deep in the foothills of the Appalachians on 5,000 acres, Barton Ridge Plantation offers lodging, hiking, canoeing, cycling, turkey & quail hunting, fishing, swimming, tennis, as well as meeting and party facilities.

A strong parks and recreation system is essential for a thriving community. Four out of five North Americans use their local recreation and park system. Seventy percent have a park or recreation facility within walking distance of their home. Our parks are such a stable influence on our communities' lives.

Visitors to the Charles E. Bailey Sportplex will enjoy nature's wonderful splendor, as this 212-acre park is one of the South's finest. Nestled in the heart of Central Alabama and on the outskirts of beautiful Lake Martin , this area's beauty and serenity offer a retreat to the soul.

Public Golf Courses

Public Golf Courses

  • Hatchett Creek Golf Club - Goodwater (9 holes)
  • Lakeside Golf Course - Tallassee (18 holes)
  • Lakewinds Golf Course - Alexander City (18 holes)
  • StillWaters Resort - Dadeville (18 holes)

Private Golf Courses

Willow Point Country Club - Alexander City (18 holes, driving range) -


Auditorium Seats
Betty Carol Graham Technology Center 750
Benjamin Russell High 1,200
Central Alabama Community College 350
Dadeville High 700
Lyman Ward Military School 518

Meeting Facilities

  • Alex. City Armory
  • Barton Ridge Plantation
  • Betty Carol Graham Technology Center
  • Camp ASCCA
  • Bailey Sportplex
  • Bud Porch Senior Center
  • Children's Harbor
  • Dadeville Armory
  • Dadeville Parks & Rec. Center
  • Five Star Plantation *
  • Goodwater Depot
  • Goodwater Armory
  • StillWaters Resort

* during off-season only

Lake Martin Stadiums


Stadium Capacity
Bailey Sportplex 5,200
Coosa Central High 4,000
Dadeville High 2,100
Hamp Lyon 2,000