Logan Martin Lake, Alabama, USA

Also known as:  Lake Logan Martin

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All About Logan Martin Lake

Logan Martin Lake, located about 30 miles east of Birmingham in east central Alabama, is a 15,263-acre reservoir popular for boating, fishing, and other recreational pursuits. Alabama Power began construction of the Logan Martin Dam across the Coosa River in 1960. When completed in 1964, Logan Martin Lake began creating hydroelectric power for the region. Though power generation and flood control are the primary purposes of Logan Martin Lake, the reservoir has long served as one of the area’s most-loved vacation destinations.

Logan Martin Lake stretches almost 49 miles along the Coosa River, flowing from the Neely Henry Dam to the north to the Logan Martin Dam to the south. With 275 miles of shoreline, there are countless coves to explore. Water levels fluctuate only about five feet between summer pool and winter pool. Homes dot the shoreline, with Pell City just a few miles from the lake. Pell City was a 19th century mill village; today the town is popular with anglers, artists, and antique collectors.

Fishing on Logan Martin Lake is exciting and promising; it is well-known as one of the best spotted bass fishing lakes in the country. Logan Martin Lake is home to spectacular blue catfish, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, hybrid bass, largemouth bass, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, saltwater stripe, striped bass, and white bass. Every angler can indulge in his or her favorite pastime. Bring your rod, your bait box, and a free afternoon, and you’ll find yourself floating down Logan Martin Lake with fish tugging at your line.

Rent a boat at the local marina or launch your own as you set out for a day of aquatic fun. Take a picnic with you or stop at a lakeside restaurant. The choice is yours, but enjoying a meal as you watch the gentle water lap at the shore will surely be an enjoyable way to relax. After you fill up on good food, troll around a cove or drop anchor for an afternoon swim. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, take a lake map with you, go full throttle, and explore Logan Martin Lake at top speed. The adrenaline pumping through your veins is sure to cement this afternoon into your brain as one of the best of your vacation.

Each evening, explore the surrounding area and get to know the local restaurants. Relax in your rental cabin or hotel room, and be sure to catch a famed Alabama sunset as you reflect on the day’s activity.

Things to Do at Logan Martin Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Antiquing

Fish Species Found at Logan Martin Lake

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Blue Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Catfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Redear Sunfish (Shellcracker)
  • Spotted Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Sunfish
  • White Bass

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Recommended Sites to Book a Logan Martin Lake Vacation

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  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
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  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.

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Logan Martin Lake Statistics & Helpful Links


Lake Type: Artificial Reservoir, Dammed

Water Level Control: Alabama Power Company

Surface Area: 15,263 acres

Shoreline Length: 275 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 465 feet

Average Depth: 18 feet

Maximum Depth: 69 feet

Water Volume: 273,387 acre-feet

Completion Year: 1964

Drainage Area: 7,743 sq. miles

Trophic State: Eutrophic

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