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Vintage Lake Martin Ad: Kowaliga Beach

Check out this old ad for Lake Martin’s Kowaliga Beach.  I think it was from the 1950s. You can’t rent a cabin on Lake Martin for $60 / week anymore.

old kowaliga ad for opening of kowaliga beach lake martin

Thanks to reader sprink56 of the Club Sea Ray forum for supplying this picture of a vintage newspaper ad of Kowaliga Beach on “Beautiful Lake Martin.”

You could rent a cabin for $5 a night.  Can you believe it?  It says this was for an Open House at Kowaliga Beach, even gives directions to Lake Martin and brags about the road being paved. I can’t tell if this is from the original opening or just a seasonal opening.

Can anyone help out on this that was around back then, or worked for Mr. Toppy?

If you know, please comment below!

Related Posts:

Pictures of the Old Kowaliga Indian, Restaurant, and Kowaliga Kubbard

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  1. walton linder

    I can’t tell you when the ad was written but My family spent every summer until 1961 in one of the cabins at Kowaliga Beach. I think we started coming in 1954.Mr Hodnett(Toppy) and MS Charlotte were managing the whole place, the restaurant. the boat launch, the store, cabins and even minature golf. We ate nearly all our meals in the restaurant. The cook, Murph Sanders made wonderful pancakes and the best Salisbury Steak and Gravy I have ever eaten. I have a few pictures from that time, reply to my e-mail address and I will send them.

  2. John C

    Thanks for the memories, Walton! Anybody else out there remember these times?


    we had some great memories as well. my grandmother lived in

  4. John Coley

    Thanks for sharing, Mildred! Stop back by our blog anytime!