Lake Martin area attractions offer a wide range of activities and venues for recreation of all sorts, and the weather cooperates with warm temperatures from mid-April through mid-October. In fact, there is not a single month in the year when you cannot enjoy at least a few days of golf, biking and other outdoor activities during.

From fishing, swimming and sailing to golf, hiking, and biking, Lake Martin has many recreational areas to suit your preference. Do you like shopping, eating out, and spending an afternoon at the spa? Then Lake Martin is the place to be! Do you enjoy picnics, live music, and fireworks? Lake Martin can deliver that too. Less than 30 minutes from Auburn, only two hours from Atlanta, and just an hour from Birmingham and Montgomery, Lake Martin and its outstanding recreational areas are readily accessible. Lake Martin truly is the South’s Best Kept Secret!


Lakewinds Golf Course – a par 70 18-hole, 5500-yard old-fashioned public course with circular greens.

The Tradition Golf Course at Stillwaters –a par 72 18-hole course open to the public, with a state of the art practice facility, rated four stars by Golf Digest in 1999.

Camp ASCCA – a nationally recognized therapeutic recreation area for children and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities; weekend and weeklong sessions available year round.

Holly Hills Trail – a natural habitat for a wide variety of birds; abundant viewing opportunities

Wind Creek State Park – 1,445 acres along the shore with a fully equipped modern campground (256-329-0845)

Dixie Sailing Club – private club hosting Saturday racing events from March until November and regattas in the Spring and Fall.

Willow Point Country Club – a private club located on the edge of the lake, offering a fitness center, swimming pool and sandy beach, tennis, boating, and fishing; available for special events.

Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail – 11 miles of footpath only hiking trails along the southeastern shore; bald eagles, wild turkeys, and other birds are abundant.

Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail – includes seven sites on and around Lake Martin where waterfowl and bald eagles can be found.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park – a 2,040-acre park dedicated to the battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814; excellent birding opportunities.