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

Beach amenities

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

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


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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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D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach reviews and photos
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D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by Taylor Foley
September 23, 2016
Taylor Foley
Friday's are for... Breaking the rules. Apparently, this park is closed for the season. Apparently, we're not wonderful listeners. #ItsaDAREpark 😂 #thatlionprobablyhatesme #sorrybro #DARE #beachlake
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by OG Bobby Fletcher
September 12, 2016
OG Bobby Fletcher
My view
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by Mobile Palette
February 18, 2019
Mobile Palette
Peanut Point #dadevilletigers #photography
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by Ashley Nicholson
June 17, 2017
Ashley Nicholson
Lake Fun💦💙
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by guessitsjess
September 21, 2017
When you mix the bright blue waters of my favorite state park back home w the friendly atmosphere of Alabama, you get this. Pure joy & peacefulness. Check out my latest blog on this hidden treasure, up now!
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by Michael Cruse
July 22, 2018
Michael Cruse
Sunday Funday. Daddy is grilling and the kiddos are swimming.
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by Jessica
July 15, 2018
Button Bush (Cephalanthus Occindentalis). I kinda get Pokémon vibes from this flower. #Nature #naturestudy #charlottemason #getoutside #lakemartin #wildandfree #alwayslearning
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by Celesta Henry
May 27, 2014
Celesta Henry
The guy at the gate said yesterday there were over 800 people here. Today? 4. We have it all to ourselves. Lol
D.A.R.E. Power Park Beach photo by Austin Anderson
March 22, 2017
Austin Anderson
It's time to party because it's LAKE SEASON!!!!!!