Lake Martin, AL ...
...is located in the Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa Counties of Alabama. It's a 44,000 acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. A man-made reservoir, Lake Martin was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was then the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built, the dam was renamed Lake Martin in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then president of Alabama Power Company.
One of the largest man-made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The major communities surrounding Lake Martin are Alexander City and Dadeville.
Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year. Such events include fishing tournaments, concerts, and a giant 4th of July fireworks show. Alexander City hosts a Jazz Festival every June in downtown Alexander City. Lake Martin Amphitheatre also hosts concerts and events.
Lake Martin includes many popular attractions. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, Children's Harbor, Willow Point Country Cluband golf course, several marinas, camps, and a state park. Another popular landmark on the lake is Acapulco Rock or more commonly referred to as Chimney Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.
If you're ready to plan your visit to Lake Martin, give me a call. I will help you find accomodations and give you the grand tour!
Michelle Brooks 256-749-1031