Lake Martin

ALABAMA


Lake Level
490.36 FEET
4/21/2018
Full Pool: 491.0
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Boys and Girls Club offering annual summer program

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/19/2018 10:19:00 AM

While perhaps being best known as an after-school pogram for children and teenagers, a place where students can go and take part in a wide variety of activities, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lake Martin Area is once again gearing up for its annual summer

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WHATS UP? Check out a listing of events coming up in the area

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/17/2018 3:33:00 PM

For more information contact Deborah Jones at 1-800-361-1636 or 256-761-3575. COMMUNITY MEETING: PATH Lake Martin will hold its Community Planning Meeting on Thursday, April 19, at noon, at the Lake Martin Innovation Center. DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING

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Rezoning for new business center approved

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/17/2018 8:54:00 AM

Preliminary grading has already taken place there. The project that has been named Lake Martin Village will feature a Highway 280 outparcel suitable for a larger retailer or restaurant and 14 business storefronts in the first phase that will occupy about

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Alexander City Chamber set to host luncheon on tourism

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/16/2018 6:33:00 AM

The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on Tuesday, April 17 focusing on the importance of tourism as a piece of the economic development puzzle for the Lake Martin area. The luncheon will be held at CACC’s Betty Carol Graham Center

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Leadership Lake Martin team tackles Elkahatchee Bridge area

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/12/2018 9:54:00 AM

An area that is popular with fisherman and those looking for a scenic view of the water is getting a much-needed cleanup and makeover, thanks to a group of volunteers who are part of this year’s Leadership Lake Martin class. The area around the

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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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