The Lake Martin Area is located in east-central Alabama situated in Tallapoosa, Coosa, and Elmore Counties. Cities include Alexander City, Dadeville, Eclectic, Equality, and Jackson’s Gap – perfectly positioned about 30 minutes from Auburn University, 1 hour from Montgomery, 1.5 hours from Birmingham, and 2 hours from Atlanta.
Lake Martin contains about 44,000 acres and 880 miles of breathtaking shoreline in the foothills of the Appalachians. The lake is fed by the Tallapoosa River and the Martin Dam powerhouse generates hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. It is one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States. Clean, clear, deep water prompted Governor Bob Riley to designate Lake Martin as Alabama’s first Treasured Lake. Thousands visit Lake Martin each year. It is “The South’s Best Kept Secret” and a wonderful place to visit, live, and enjoy.
Small-town southern charm is everywhere in the Lake Martin area. Besides restaurants, shopping, business, and industry – be sure to visit Wind Creek State Park and Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. Hiking trails are offered by the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association (CRATA) that take you into the hills and along the shoreline of Lake Martin. And then there are endless hours of fishing, swimming, boating, and golf!