LAKE MARTIN ALABAMA
Lake Martin, the largest lake in Alabama, is largely responsible for the unrivaled quality of life here and is an enormous economic engine. With 44,000 acres of sparkling blue water and more than 750 miles of pristine shoreline, it is home to more than just lakefront residences. Morning mist rises to reveal waking wildlife—graceful blue herons glide across the water teeming with a variety of fish from bream and crappie to large-mouth bass. The happy laughter of children rings out across the lake in the afternoon as pontoons and other boats float past. At dusk, the lake comes alive in the blaze of the setting sun, providing a stunning backdrop for moonlight cruises. Here, the water is so clear you’re tempted to drink it. The lake is a vibrant center of activity and serves as the ideal backdrop for a variety of pursuits away from the water.
Arguably the most beautiful lake in the southeast, and one of the cleanest according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Lake Martin was created in 1926 when Alabama Power Company completed the Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River – a project that created a source of electrical power, a reservoir to contain and control a precious water resource and the leisure destination that draws thousands of visitors every year.