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Debunking the Myths About the Drawdown of Lake Martin

On October 15th, 2022, the drawdown on Lake Martin will begin.  The “plug” will be pulled, and Lake Martin will start to lower.  It’s kind of like when you pull the plug in a bathtub and the water level starts to decrease-but this bathtub is a 40,000 acre natural wonderland.  The locals are used to this happening every year, but for our friends that are newer to the lake, you may have some preconceived notions about the drawdown, or just not understand it at all.  No worries-we are going to set the record straight on a few myths related to…

Getting Ready for Boating Season

Photo Credit: @lakemartingoods Plug Day has come and gone, and Lake Martin is on it’s way to Summer Pool levels! With the lake filling back up and warmer weather on its way, many of us can’t wait to hit the water for the first time this season. But is your boat prepared? After a long winter in storage, there are a few things you will need to check before your first outing. Here is our short, 10-point checklist to get you and your boat Summer ready! 1) Plug Your Boat In celebration of Plug Day, our first checklist item is…

Plug Day-Lake Martin’s Own Special Holiday

I remember my first trip to Alexander City a couple of years ago.  I was talking to the locals and I kept hearing about the upcoming Plug Day.  Everyone seemed so excited about it.  I personally had never observed this occasion before, but was intrigued to learn more.

Lake Martin To Remain At Full Summer Pool Level Until October 15th

Every February, we await our fate based on a groundhog.  The tradition says that if he sees his shadow when he comes out, winter will carry on for six more weeks.  However, if it is cloudy, and he doesn’t see his shadow, it means we will be getting an early spring.  While I don’t want to even try to predict the weather, I can say that in the Lake Martin area we have been seeing some pretty amazing days lately.  And although a critter won’t be popping out to tell us if we will have more time for summer fun,…