Lake Martin is located in the central part of the state of Alabama in the counties of Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa. It is a 44,000 +/- acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin was formed after the completion of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. Martin Dam generates hydroelectric power and is owned and operated by Alabama Power. After construction of the dam in 1926, Lake Martin was the largest man-made lake in the world.
Lake Martin is a popular recreation lake for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The lake is known for having clear water with some locations having visibility of 15 vertical feet. Waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located around the lake and have direct access to the shoreline. The shoreline is regulated by Alabama Power Company.
Private boating access areas and marinas are numerous on Lake Martin; however, many public facilities also exist. The State of Alabama, Department of Conservation, operates facilities at Wind Creek State Park, Smith Landing on Sandy Creek, Madwind Creek, Kowaliga Creek, and Pace’s Point near Camp Alamisco. There are also numerous other recreational and boating access areas set aside for public use that are listed on lake maps.
If you are interested in Lake Martin Real Estate I would be happy to send you a list of current homes for sale on Lake Martin.