D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach

Sandy beach
4633 Young's Ferry Rd, Jacksons' Gap, AL 36861, USA
195 miles from Mobile, AL
Water quality
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Beach amenities

  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • Public grillsGrills or fire pits
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Dogs aren't allowed!

D.A.R.E. Power Park is located on Lake Martin, 6 miles west of Dadeville, and features a very nice sandy beach.

It is a perfect recreational spot for families and visitors with children. In the territory of the park, you will find covered pavilions with power outlets, picnic tables, and open grills where you can cook your BBQ or birthday dinner.

The park is open from 9 AM to 8 PM and you can access it either by vessel or by vehicle via Young’s Ferry Road.

The entrance is free.

Family- and kid-friendly

It’s the most enjoyable place for visitors with children. The water is shallow and thus quite safe for kids to play and swim and there is plenty of white sand children are always so enthusiastic about!

Despite the fact that D.A.R.E. Power Park is quite popular among locals, there are no cars, no loud music, and no drunks.

It’s a nice place to spend time in peace and quiet by yourself or with your nearest and dearest, enjoying the lake and the beautiful nature of the park.

Well-kept facilities

The territory of the park is quite extensive, about 30 acres, and it features such amenities as public toilets, grills, shaded pavilions, picnic tables, fishing piers, docks, an amphitheater, and a beach. The park facilities are well-maintained and very clean.

Pet policies

It’s important to note that dog-owners are not permitted to take their pets to the park or beach. There were cases when people with dogs were not allowed to enter and had to find another place to visit or go back home.

Time for BBQ

The park is dotted with covered pavilions with grills and tables and this fact makes it a really nice place to have a picnic or barbeque – in the fresh air, by the lake, with your friends or family! If you’re planning a family reunion or a birthday party, it might be a good idea to organize your event at the park.

Driving time

  • 2:30 from Atlanta, GA
  • 1:20 from Montgomery, AL

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

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D.A.R.E. Power Park BeachGreen lake landscapeStones on the road leading to the beachSmall sandy beach in a parkLake pierLake shore, trees and clouds
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Visitor questions:

Question: Can you hold a small wedding here?
Asked by Gina Marie Smith over 2 years ago
Answer: Probably yes, since it's a popular place for holding all kinds of family events. For more information, please contact D.A.R.E. Power Park administration at 256-825-8386.
Question: We have a 2 1/2 month old baby. Are we allowed to set up a tailgating tent?
Asked by Stephanie Wamick almost 3 years ago
Answer: Setting up tents is allowed on the beach, yet remember that the beach is rather small (not more than 300 ft long), and on warm sunny days, when there are many visitors, there may be not enough place for larger tents. Also, there are covered pavilions that are ideal for family gatherings. If you come early enough, you can rent one for your convenience.
Question: Are we able to reserve a pavilion for a group celebration and if so, how do we call the park for reservations?
Asked by Jay almost 4 years ago
Answer: Please call the park administration +12568258386.

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Jackson's Gap, Alabama 4633 Young's Ferry Rd, Jacksons' Gap, AL 36861, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: April 22, 2020