Lake Martin

Lake Martin Alabama

Lake Martin In East Central Alabama
Lake Martin In East Central Alabama

Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River.

Lake Martin Attractions

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles’ nests, 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.

Fly-fishing, trolling and plain old bank fishing aplenty at Lake Martin. Bream, Largemouth Bass, Catfish and Crappie are here – just 90 minutes from Birmingham and only 60 minutes from Montgomery.

Coordinates 32°45′59.37″N85°54′3.85″W

Alexander City, Jackson’s Gap and Dadeville are nearby.

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