Lake Martin was formed in the late 1920’s with the construction of the dam on the Tallapoosa River at Cherokee Bluffs. The lake contains 41,150 surface acres and 880 miles of shoreline. Only about 35% of Lake Martin has been developed - the majority is the undisturbed natural beauty of this area.
Governor Bob Riley declared Lake Martin as Alabama’s first Treasured Lake. Lake Martin is known as the “South’s Best Kept Secret” and the “Crown Jewel of the South.” The water here is clean, clear and deep!
Lake Martin is in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains so there are many hills, lots of trees, and plenty of wildlife. This area features deer, turkeys, foxes, coyotes, golden and bald eagles, not to mention an abundant fish population.
There are cabins, castles, and everything in between at Lake Martin. This is a resort, second-home and retirement area. It’s not easy to see the lake unless you’re driving across one of the bridges or in someone’s driveway. There are so many things to see and do at the lake and, hopefully, this website will be a good place for you to start your explorations.
As a full-time resident on Lake Martin, I can provide insight and information about this special area. I know what it’s like to be a “weekender” too! If you’re buying or selling at Lake Martin, give me a call. Cabins to castles, it all starts here…