Welcome to Lake Martin
Lake Martin Boaters™ was established in 2019 as a way to connect the community online and on the water. What started as a small Facebook group grew to one of the largest social media presences for the Lake Martin area. It has become a resource for not only boating but all things Lake Martin.
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Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926. At the time of completion, Lake Martin the largest man-made body of water in the world. It was originally named Cherokee Bluffs and was renamed in 1936 after Thomas Martin, the president of Alabama Power.
The dam and lake are important economic and recreational centers for the state, providing boating, fishing, and other opportunities to visitors and 154,200 kilowatts of hydroelectric power.
The lake covers three counties in Alabama, Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa County. Lake Martin has become home and a weekend getaway for many families from around the South and all around the United States.
A popular boating destination, Lake Martin offers multiple Marinas, Islands, area attractions and restaurants to make a great home and vacation destination.
Elevation above sea level: 491 feet
Area: 41,150 acres
Shoreline: 880 miles
Length: 31 miles
Maximum depth at dam: 155 feet
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