Alabama State Park: Wind Creek – Raining Fish?

My family and I had the opportunity to go down to Wind Creek State Park below Alexander City, Alabama on Tuesday

Beautiful Rainbow over Lake Martin

Beautiful Rainbow over Lake Martin

 this week.  Wind Creek is on Lake Martin in Tallapoosa County, and Lake Martin is an Hydro-electric reservoir on the Tallapoosa River.  At AlaLandCo, we have several tracts of land for sale near the area, so I thought some of you might have an interest in the park.

 Admission is $2.00 per adult and $1.00 per child.  There are picnic areas, primitive camping areas, RV camping areas, playgrounds for the kids, a beach, a wonderful lookout tower, and all of the views and water from Lake Martin that you can stand!  It’s a great day-trip for anyone living in the area, and a great place to camp if you come from a little further away.  Alex City is nearby if you need every-day items.  We grilled out in one of the picnic areas and the boys had a blast playing in the water right by our picnic spot.  I was able to carry the boys around the lake on my kayak, and we met a couple who was canoeing there as well. 

From the fishing pier

From the fishing pier

There is a great fishing pier there, which brings us to the “raining fish.”  We had the whole fishing pier to ourselves on Tuesday afternoon, when a very powerful thunderstorm came up.  We left the pier and headed for cover.  Right after the rain, we returned to the pier to take the picture of the rainbow you see here.  When we returned to the pier, there were probably 10-15 small fish–at least two different species, one of which was a catfish, lying scattered all over the pier.  At first I thought it was someone’s bait fish, but these fish were scattered all over the very large pier, and were not there when we went for cover during the storm.  As far as I know, we were the first ones back on the pier as well.   Did it rain fish?  I’ve read reports of that before, but I did not REALLY believe it…maybe I do now.

Wind Creek State Park – http://www.alapark.com/parks/park.cfm?parkid=11

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