While here, be sure to take some time to explore all the natural wonders that make up the beautiful backdrop and recreational facets of Tallassee. The community may be located just 30 minutes from the state capitol, but one would never know with its organic landscape composed of scenic waterways, forested bluffs and many picturesque parks.
Tallassee sits on the banks of the gorgeous Tallapoosa River – one of the state’s cleanest rivers. Discovered along the river are majestic rock formations, towering trees and sparkling waterfalls. The Tallapoosa is a fantastic destination for fishing and, for the adventurous types, kayaking and canoeing along its swift rapids.
The expansive Lake Martin was created out of the Tallapoosa River and serves as one of the most popular recreational reservoirs in Alabama. Lake Martin features more than 750 miles of shoreline and is a paradise for boaters and anglers alike. The lake spills into two smaller lakes in the area – Yates Lake and Thurlow Lake (also referred to as Lake Tallassee) – both of which are also top fishing destinations.
Wind Creek State Park is positioned along the shores of Lake Martin. Located here is the largest state-operated campground in the country with more than 600 campsites. Additional amenities presented here are a marina, fishing pier, hiking trails, playground equipment, picnic sites and seven camping cabins.
The area is also home to an assortment of local park sites and recreation facilities. The city hosts Tallassee Park, with a wooden playground and picnic area, as well as the Carrville Skate Park and Monster Mountain MX Park – a 200-acre motocross facility that hosts one of the most popular tracks in the country.
In addition, the community utilizes the programs and services of the Tallassee Parks & Recreation Department. The department operates the Tallassee Rec Center, a public swimming pool and the Funtastic Fort park and playground, and offers a collection of year-round programs for all ages. Among the popular choices are youth and adult athletics, group exercise classes and aquatics.
So kick back and relax at the park, hit the water for some fishing or participate in one of the community’s organized sports leagues – there’s something for everyone in Tallassee.