Lake Martin

ALABAMA


Lake Level
488.34 FEET
3/24/2023
Full Pool: 491.0
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Walker County Public Fishing Lake Reopens March 1

AL Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resourses

Date: 2/28/2023

Walker County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on March 1, 2023, under the operation of new lake manager Sonny Posey. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake manager. The lake is located at 4227 Walker County Lake Rd., in Jasper, Alabama. The facility features a 163

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Geneva County Public Fishing Lake Reopens March 1

AL Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resourses

Date: 2/28/2023

Geneva County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on March 1, 2023, under the operation of new lake manager Ray Windham. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake manager. The lake is located 15 miles northwest of Geneva at 2308 County Rd. 63, in Coffee Springs, Alabama. The

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Update on New Coosa County Road 20 VFD Station #2

Burt Coffman, Project Manager

Date: 2/10/2023

Most of you may know the Equality VFD is in the process of building a new fire station on County Road 20. It will provide fire protection to homeowners that are currently in a no fire coverage area. The residents of this area are providing the entire funding for this project and will be equipping the station through

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Equality Residents Support Volunteer Fire Department

Equality Volunteer Fire Department

Date: 2/3/2023

Equality Area Residents & Property Owners: The members of the Equality Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) Board would like to thank you for your past support. We are fortunate to have a community that appreciates the services provided by our firefighters and other volunteers. We look ahead to this year and the

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Is Your Boat’s Long Winter Nap Going Well?

BoatUS News

Date: 1/1/2023

SPRINGFIELD, VA., Jan. 24, 2022 – Storms have hammered the U.S., and many recreational boats are sleeping away the winter under a layer of ice and snow. If you store your boat outside and haven’t checked up on her lately, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has five tips for a midwinter

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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.

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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