For almost 40 years I’ve enjoyed the pleasures of Lake Martin, but I’ve never given much thought to the reason for all the fun: Martin Dam. These days, as the dam goes, so goes my livelihood, so it’s now important to me on many levels. Plus, I’m the Science Olympiad guy who likes tours and turbines and rooms with lights and switches. Throw in a little history it’s a home run. It was time to go.
Before 9/11, you could just show up and get a tour, but these days you have to schedule it in advance. We had no luck finding a direct Martin Dam phone number, so we contacted Alabama Power through the “Contact Us” tab at the top of their website and typed out our message in the email contact box. Two or so days later we got a response, and the next week we were at the east gate, ready to get started. Lesson – plan your tour about a week in advance. If you want to schedule a dam tour, contact Alabama Power by CLICKING HERE.
The guard who gave us our tour was very nice. He was extremely patient with our large crowd of kids and answered all of our questions expertly.
Like I say above, I’m just a Realtor, so I can’t help you book a tour.
I can help you BUY or SELL your Lake Martin home, though, so give me a call at (334) 221-5862 and let’s talk.
[Edited: Sept. 11, 2012 – if you’re looking for my video, sorry! I took it down. Apparently I was not supposed to be filming while we toured. My bad! I must have missed that in the pre-tour briefing. However, don’t let my goof up keep you from your own tour! My kids still talk about it five months later, and it was a real treat for me as an Alex City native to finally check it out. It truly was a highlight of our Spring Break and I plan to do it again soon.]