Created in 1965, Logan Martin Lake is an Alabama Power Company reservoir used for hydroelectric power generation.
Named for a company lawyer, Logan Martin has 275 miles of shoreline, bordering two counties — St. Clair and Talladega. It is is located on the Coosa River chain and spans 17,000 acres. And from Logan Martin Dam to Neely Henry Dam on its northern end, it measures 48.5 miles.
Because Logan Martin is a reservoir, its levels fluctuate. In winter, at its lowest point, the make is 460 feet above sea level. In summer, at what is called full pool, the lake stands at 465 feet above sea level. Levels are controlled from Logan Martin Dam.
Lowering of the lake begins in September and usually drops about two feet. October, November and December will see it gradually descend by about a foot a month.
What? Logan Martin Lake is 15,263 acre reservoir on the Coosa River with more than 275 miles of shoreline, created by Alabama Power during the building of the Martin Dam hydro electric facility.
Where? Located in St. Clair and Talladega Counties of Alabama
Who’s your neighbor? Pell City, Talladega, Lincoln,
How deep? 69 ft
How high? 465 feet above sea level
How big? Surface area is 15,263 acres
Click here for the Logan Martin LakeLife™ Map, designed to help boaters and visitors find their way around the lake, marking important places like marinas, boat ramps, campgrounds, lakeside eating establishments and places to refuel.