Sitting on the edge of 44,000 acres of clean water and 750 miles of stunning forest-clad shoreline, Alexander City is the gateway to Alabama’s pride: Lake Martin.
Spanning three counties, Lake Martin is a reservoir formed by the Martin Dam on Tallapoosa River. When construction of the dam was completed in 1926, Lake Martin became the largest man-made body of water in the world. While that title now belongs to Ghana’s Lake Volta, Lake Martin remains a draw for tourists across the country.
Spend the day on Lake Martin’s sparkling waters in a boat rental, pack up your tackle box and try your hand at angling, relax on one of the many beaches with your family or explore the many sights at Lake Martin, such as the famed Chimney Rock or Kowaliga Bridge.
After exploring Alexander City and Lake Martin, hop in the car and drive 90 minutes northwest to Birmingham, Alabama. With an abundance of nightlife, music, restaurants and innovative public spaces, Birmingham is a must-see for anyone visiting the southern state.
When you book a private flight to a jet charter airport in Alexander City, Alabama, you’ll land at the Thomas C Russell Field Airport. The city-owned, public-use airport sits just southwest of Alexander City has one runway and sees almost 34,000 operations per year. However, despite its relatively small size, Thomas C Russell Field Airport accommodates a wide range of private aircraft. Operated by Part 135 Air Carriers, you can soar into Alexander City in anything from an Eclipse 500 to Beechcraft King Air 300.