D.A.R.E. Power Park at Lake Martin

Jackson's Gap, Alabama

The D.A.R.E Power Park at Lake Martin is a 30-acre, day use park operated by Alabama Power. The facility offers several picnic tables, pavilions available for rent, fishing piers, and a white sandy beach for the enjoyment of the public.

D.A.R.E. Power Park is open on the weekends before Memorial Day and daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Location: 4633 Young Ferry Rd, Jackson's Gap, AL

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Recreational Opportunities: picnic areas with pavilions, grills, beach, fishing piers, amphitheather

Hiking: In close proximity to Holly Hills, a site on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail

Want more information - go to: https://apcshorelines.com/recreation/parks/

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 26th, 2022. Lake Watch of Lake Martin updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 27th, 2022 at 4:55 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

D.A.R.E. Power Park at Lake Martin is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Lake Watch of Lake Martin initiated a ‘Swim Alert’ network of bacterial monitoring of swim areas throughout the lake to inform lake users if the water is safe for swimming. Lake Watch monitors have been trained and certified by Alabama Water Watch and use the Coliscan Easygel test method from Micrology Labs. The water is tested for the presence of the bacteria, E. coli, the indicator for fecal contamination in the water. Monitors test swim areas from April through October once a month, and after significant rain events (more than one inch). Results are posted on Swim Guide as soon as test results are available (~ 48 hours) and accessed through the Lake Watch Swim Alert website (www.lakewatch.org/Swim-Alert).
A beach is marked GREEN (safe) when the test result does not exceed 235 E. coli/100 mL of water, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management single-sample criterion for water that is considered safe for swimming.
A beach is marked RED (not safe) when the test result is greater than 235 E. coli/100 mL of water.
A beach is marked GREY when there are no current results or there is no available information.
The testing data provides a general guide to the health of the lake and should only be used for informational purposes. This data does not guarantee the sampled area is safe for swimming at all times. Overall, E. coli levels in Lake Martin are low, and the lake is typically safe for swimming. However, E. coli levels change, and frequently increase after rain events - if the water is muddy, then E. coli levels are likely to be elevated. Contact Lake Watch of Lake Martin at info@lakewatch.org if you have questions or can assist us in protecting our one and only Treasured Alabama Lake.

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D.A.R.E. Power Park at Lake Martin

Jackson's Gap, Alabama

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 26th, 2022. Lake Watch of Lake Martin updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on July 27th, 2022 at 4:55 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The D.A.R.E Power Park at Lake Martin is a 30-acre, day use park operated by Alabama Power. The facility offers several picnic tables, pavilions available for rent, fishing piers, and a white sandy beach for the enjoyment of the public.

D.A.R.E. Power Park is open on the weekends before Memorial Day and daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Location: 4633 Young Ferry Rd, Jackson's Gap, AL

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Recreational Opportunities: picnic areas with pavilions, grills, beach, fishing piers, amphitheather

Hiking: In close proximity to Holly Hills, a site on the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail

Want more information - go to: https://apcshorelines.com/recreation/parks/

Monitoring Frequency

D.A.R.E. Power Park at Lake Martin is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Lake Watch of Lake Martin initiated a ‘Swim Alert’ network of bacterial monitoring of swim areas throughout the lake to inform lake users if the water is safe for swimming. Lake Watch monitors have been trained and certified by Alabama Water Watch and use the Coliscan Easygel test method from Micrology Labs. The water is tested for the presence of the bacteria, E. coli, the indicator for fecal contamination in the water. Monitors test swim areas from April through October once a month, and after significant rain events (more than one inch). Results are posted on Swim Guide as soon as test results are available (~ 48 hours) and accessed through the Lake Watch Swim Alert website (www.lakewatch.org/Swim-Alert).
A beach is marked GREEN (safe) when the test result does not exceed 235 E. coli/100 mL of water, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management single-sample criterion for water that is considered safe for swimming.
A beach is marked RED (not safe) when the test result is greater than 235 E. coli/100 mL of water.
A beach is marked GREY when there are no current results or there is no available information.
The testing data provides a general guide to the health of the lake and should only be used for informational purposes. This data does not guarantee the sampled area is safe for swimming at all times. Overall, E. coli levels in Lake Martin are low, and the lake is typically safe for swimming. However, E. coli levels change, and frequently increase after rain events - if the water is muddy, then E. coli levels are likely to be elevated. Contact Lake Watch of Lake Martin at info@lakewatch.org if you have questions or can assist us in protecting our one and only Treasured Alabama Lake.

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Water Quality Graph

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