Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. One of the largest man-made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, water skiing, camping, and golfing.
Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, an Independence Day fireworks show, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City at the Lake Martin Amphitheater.
Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including: eagles' nests, sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas, and popular islands.