Lake Martin

Alabama

236Listings
$10K-$4.5M
$159MTotal Value
Lake Martin, Alabama

Also known by the name Cherokee Bluffs, Lake Martin real estate is considered the second largest market for lake homes and lake lots in Alabama.

There are typically 240 lake homes for sale on Lake Martin at any given time. The lake will usually have 110 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Lake Martin homes for sale have an average list price of $628,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices. This lake is one of Alabama's largest lakes, and has a shoreline of 750 miles.

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  • 750Mi. of Shoreline
  • 41Avg. Depth
  • 150Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Martin Dam
  • Year Built
    1926
  • Managed By Alabama Power Company
  • Water Drops
    7 ft
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    44,000
  • Public Boat Ramps
    19
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
    April-September
Campgrounds
(256) 329-0845
4325 AL-128
Alexander City, AL 35010
  • Counties: Coosa County, Elmore County, Tallapoosa County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid, White Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Alexander City Jazz Festival, Fourth of July Celebration, constant fishing competitions. AquaPalooza,
  • Sailing clubs: Dixie Sailing Club, StillWaters Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: Formerly the largest man-made lake in the world.
  • Known for: Interesting rock formations, clear water, hundreds of miles of shoreline.
  • History: Formed by the construction of Martin Dam in 1926, Lake Martin was the largest man-made lake in the world at time. It was originally known as Cherokee Bluffs. In 1936 the lake was renamed in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.
  • Landmarks: Kowaliga Bridge, Chimney Rock
Hospitals
(256) 329-7100
3316 US-280
Alexander City, AL 35010
Airports
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway Birmingham, AL 35212
92 miles away
Thomas C Russell Field
997 TC Russell Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010
17 miles away
About Lake Martin
A Short Trip from Atlanta, Birmingham, and Montgomery

Considered by many to be the "South's best-kept secret," Lake Martin is conveniently located in east Alabama.

This lake is only a short drive from Birmingham, Atlanta, Montgomery, and Auburn. The Montgomery Airport is around 60 miles away, and Russell Medical is less than 20 miles away.

Among Largest Man-Made Lakes, with 750 Miles of Shoreline

One of the largest man-made lakes in the country, Lake Martin covers 44,000 acres with more than 750 miles of wooded shoreline in Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa counties.

Clear Water, Plenty of Fun

Lake Martin is known for its clear water, gorgeous landscape, along with many interesting islands and unique rock formations.

It's popular across the South as an excellent location for boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing.

The 1,455-acre Wind Creek State Park provides some 600 campsites, a marina, hiking trails, a fishing pier, and many great picnic spots.

Tournaments, Festivals and Fireworks

Lake Martin hosts several annual events, including fishing tournaments and a fireworks show on the Fourth of July.

The Alexander City Jazz Festival is a June event that takes place in both the Lake Martin Amphitheatre and downtown Alexander City.

In 2009 Lake Martin was the main site of AquaPalooza, "the world's largest boating party."

So Much to Explore

There is much to explore at Lake Martin, such as eagle 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 landmarks on the lake are Chimney Rock and Acapulco Rock, two large natural formations.

This area was part of the Tallapoosa River gorge before the lake was built, and the water here can be more than 150 feet deep.

When completed in 1926, "Cherokee Bluffs" was the largest man-made body of water in the world. It was renamed ten years later for then-president of Alabama Power, Thomas Martin.

A Lake Paradise

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a shoreline vacation rental, Lake Martin is an excellent choice.