Lake Martin

ALABAMA


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490.20 FEET
10/20/2017
Full Pool: 491.0
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Wind Creek set for its Fall Festival this weekend

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 10/18/2017 11:19:00 AM

Halloween has become a bigger weekend for Wind Creek State Park than Labor Day. While the park is known to attract guests to take advantage of the waters of Lake Martin, the annual fall festival at the park has guests filling the park for other reasons

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Fashion Show, Bluegrass Concert on tap Thursday night

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 10/18/2017 9:49:00 AM

The Lake Martin Area United Way will be hosting their annual Downtown Showdown Fashion Show beginning at 6 p.m., while the music group Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will take the stage at 7 p.m. at the Benjamin Russell auditorium. A key fundraiser for the

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Golf pro Witherington completes 100-hole golf marathon

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 10/17/2017 7:00:00 AM

Just after 6 a.m. Monday, Stillwaters golf pro Gabby Witherington stepped out onto the Stillwaters golf course and teed off, beginning his second annual 100-hole golf marathon to raise money for the Lake Martin Area United Way. “I’m a little tired and

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Alexander City City Council votes to sell property, strengthen grease ordinance

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 10/17/2017 6:44:00 AM

A resolution authorizing filing of applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) on behalf of the City of Alexander City, Alabama, a member city of AMEA, for waivers under the Public

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Council to consider future of former Chamber building

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 10/15/2017 12:10:00 PM

A resolution authorizing filing of applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) on behalf of the City of Alexander City, Alabama, a member city of AMEA, for waivers under the Public

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It 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 on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed 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. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco 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.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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