Logan Martin Dam


Logan Martin Dam

Logan Martin Dam was the second dam built as a part of an Alabama Power Company construction program that further developed the Coosa River in the late 1950s and the 1960s. The project included the construction of Weiss, Henry and Bouldin dams and the redevelopment of Lay Dam. During the planning stages, the dam was known as Kelly Creek. During the first month of construction, the board of directors formally named it after William Logan Martin, Jr. He was a circuit court judge in Montgomery and also served as attorney general for the State of Alabama. In 1921, Martin was appointed as Alabama Power's general attorney. His older brother, Thomas, was one of the founders of the company.

The story of Logan Martin Dam and Logan Martin Lake began as a story of energy. It continues today as a story of flood control, recreation and economic opportunity, irrigation and drinking water, and fish and wildlife habitats. Power was just the beginning.

Whether you enjoy fishing from a boat, a pier, or a bank, and whether you prefer open water or secluded inlets, you'll find a great fishing spot on Logan Martin Dam.

Fishing in Alabama requires a fishing license. Licenses can be purchased at some sporting goods stores, convenience stores, marinas and county courthouses.

To help you find a great fishing spot, check out the GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates for fish habitats.


Logan Martin
one-image Swirling water and strong underwater currents at powerhouse intakes. five-image Strong upstream currents in surface waters
(reverse flow).
two-image Strong current over or through spillway and trash gates. six-image Swift, turbulent waters below spillway gates.
three-image Turbulent discharges from automatically operated turbines. seven-image Rapidly rising waters from turbine or spillway discharge.
four-image Cascading spillway discharges.

DAMS: Bankhead | Holt | H. Neely Henry | Smith | R. L. Harris | Martin | Mitchell | Jordan | Lay | Logan Martin | Thurlow | Walter Bouldin | Weiss | Yates

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