Welcome to the wonderfully laid back life of Lake Martin
Nearly a century ago, this lake was created to help generate electricity. Today, it's still the perfect place to relax and recharge. With more than 40,000 acres of sparkling blue water and nearly 900 miles of pristine shoreline, Lake Martin is the largest lake in Alabama and the envy of water enthusiasts throughout the Southeast. Here, the water is so clear, you're almost tempted to drink it. And endless coves provide for hours of fun and exploration. The lake is a vibrant center of activity and serves as the ideal backdrop for a variety of pursuits away from the water. The Russell Forest Trail System offers more than 80 miles of trails for biking, hiking and horse riding - and provides the perfect reason to cool off back at the lake at the end of day, with good friends and legendary sunsets.
LAKE MARTIN AREA MAP (PDF)