Discover the Great Outdoors

Imagine an outdoor playground where anything is possible. Where you can swim in more than 40,000 acres of crystal blue water, fish without a worry on your mind, and satisfy your daring side on water skis and wakeboards. With nearly 900 miles of beautiful shoreline and endless coves to discover, it's little wonder this place is considered the hidden jewel of Alabama.

Willow Point Golf & Country Club

Yards to Play: 7,200. Par Score: 72 Courses like it: 0

Looking out onto Lake Martin as you land that perfect shot on the green - the feeling simply can't be matched.

  • Distinct Fescue Grass
  • Club amenities including pool, tennis, fitness center, and beach
  • 4 Distinct Dining Experiences


Spend The Day Gliding Through More Than 40,000 Acres Of Pristine Blue Water

Imagine your perfect day out on the water: the sun shining down, warming your skin, the wind blowing through your hair, your kids and grandkids laughing on inner tubes behind the boat…These are the kinds of experiences you can expect at Lake Martin. Russell Marine has everything you need for fun on the lake.

  • Four Premier Marinas
  • Golf, Shopping & Restaurants Accessible By Boat
  • Dry-Stack Storage

The Stables at Russell Crossroads

288 Stables Loop, Alexander City, AL 35010

Saddle Up For Your Equestrian Adventure

Ride through the forest in its most pristine state, unspoiled as nature is intended to be. Riding along the trails with stunning views of Lake Martin, don't be surprised if the beating of your heart quickly becomes a full gallop.

Office, trail rides and events: 256.794.1333 - Email The Stables staff

Stable Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday 8am to 4pm
Sunday 8am to 3pm

Please note: effective June 1, 2011, users of the trail system must join the association to have access to the trail system. Please download and complete the documents below:

  • 8,000 square foot equestrian center
  • Home to palominos, quarter horses, Perchirons, and Clydesdales
  • 100 miles of equestrian, hiking, and biking trails

Adventure Center

27 Russell Farms Road, Alexander City, AL, 35010

Equipment For Whatever Adventure You Choose

Experience the many beauties and recreational opportunities Lake Martin has to offer. Both on the water and off.

Call The Adventure Center at 256.215.7094

Please note: effective June 1, 2011, users of the trail system must join the association to have access to the trail system. Please download and complete the documents below:

  • Company Store with lake-themed décor items and Lake Martin gear
  • Rent Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, and more
  • Plan activities such as guided horseback rides or geocaching

Russell Forest Trails

Choose Your Own Path

Over 100 miles of lush wooded trails that weave and wind around Lake Martin give you unlimited choices for exercise, adventure, and fun.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective June 1, 2011, users of the trail system must join the association to have access to the trail system. Please visit The Stables, the Adventure Center at Russell Crossroads or the Russell Lands corporate office to register or get more information. Learn more about the trails.

  • Over 100 Miles of Trails
  • Explore the natural wildlife of Russell Forest
  • Organized trail rides and bike rentals available


Celebrating The Natural Resources Of Lake Martin

Learn more about the natural forestry that surrounds Lake Martin from someone who has spent her personal and professional life in the woods.

Marianne Hudson, the Russell Lands On Lake Martin naturalist and wildlife educator, can be contacted at 256.496.2710 or

  • Wildlife biologist with over 12 years of experiences
  • Guided nature tours of Lake Martin's flora and fauna
  • Enjoy Wildlife Presentations at the Naturalist Cabin

Russell Forest

A Community In Harmony With Nature

A living forest with over 100 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails that weave through the lush pines and hardwoods that surround Lake Martin, you have virtually unlimited choices for exercise, adventure, and fun.

  • Over 100 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails
  • Guided nature tours with a certified naturalist
  • Preservation and maintenance so we can enjoy Lake Martin for generations to come

Lake Martin Amphitheater

Entertainment With A View

An open-air amphitheater overlooking beautiful Lake Martin, "The AMP" is a premiere performing arts space dedicated to providing entertainment, art, and cultural events to the Lake Martin Community. The AMP is host to a variety of annual events, including Alex City Jazz Fest, Fourth of July Blast concert and fireworks, and our Labor Day Weekend concert blowout.

  • Located in Russell Crossroads
  • Company-organized events year round
  • Improved road access and parking areas

Discovery Center

111 Benson Mill Road, Alexander City, AL, 35010

Where The Rich History Of Lake Martin and Russell Lands Comes To Life

Learn about the wonderful, rich history of Lake Martin. Displays and artifacts take you back in time to when the Martin Dam was constructed and the lake was created in 1926. We’re confident you’ll fall in love with this gorgeous place we call home, and perhaps you’d like to call it home as well. If so, you’re in the right place. The Russell Lands On Lake Martin real estate sales office is co-located inside the Discovery Center.

Contact the discovery center at 256.215.7011.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 3pm

  • Welcome Center for guests and visitors
  • Display of artifacts and folklore from the region
  • Dedicated sales executives on site

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