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Our Mission

Preserve, protect and enhance the overall quality of life of all living things in and around Lake Martin, The Crown Jewel of the South

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Our Passion

The HOBOs are about conserving Lake Martin now and forever. We are about lake levels, water quality, zoning, boating safety, shoreline preservation, fishing and the surrounding wildlife.

To be successful, we need the support of the masses of Lake Martin lovers. When we fight the fight, we have to all stand united and say that we are thousands strong and we mean what we say. When we are thousands strong, we will be heard!

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Lake Martin HOBO's is a
501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization

Our Goals

  • Commitment to work with APCO and FERC concerning seasonal reservoir draw down levels.

  • Active participant on APCO re-licensing subcommittees.

  • Advocate laws and regulations for the care and protection of Lake Martin, its shorelines and adjacent areas.

  • Actively contribute to the resolution of interstate water disputes affecting Lake Martin.

  • Support citizen monitoring of water quality on Lake Martin.

  • Advance the cleanliness of Lake Martin and surrounding areas.

  • Promote and support safe and secure recreational use and activities upon Lake Martin.

  • Keep home owners, boat owners, businesses, governmental agencies and users of Lake Martin and the general public abreast of environmental and other issues affecting Lake Martin and surrounding areas.

  • Support the economic and recreational interest of Lake Martin and surrounding areas.

  • Provide HOBO members with newsletters and opportunities to participate in forums, seminars, and other activities concerning Lake Martin.

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Lake Martin, The Crown Jewel of the South, is located in Tallapoosa County, Elmore County, and Coosa County in Alabama. It is a 44,000 acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline.

Lake Martin was formed after the completion of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. Martin Dam is used to generate hydroelectric power for Alabama Power.

One of the largest artificial lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation destination for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City and Dadeville are located nearby.

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Our Stewardship

HOBO's have been initiating activity to preserve and protect Lake Martin since we formed in 2007. 

We've kept our membership informed of important lake licensing issues as well as provided information on flood insurance and Alabama drought programs. 

We support our community with boater safety programs and provide information on local resources and agencies.

Take a deep dive into our rich history of organizing and activism on behalf of Lake Martin lovers everywhere! 


News & Upcoming Events

Missed the Annual Meeting?  Minutes and  Photos from our 2024 Annual Meeting!

What is a HOBO? 
by Harry DeNegre

Member Benefits

  • Member Newsletter
  • Opportunity to participate in the care and protection of Lake Martin, its shorelines and adjacent areas.
  • Seminars & forums of interest to Lake Martin homeowners & boaters
  • Email updates informing you of issues affecting Lake Martin & surrounding areas
  • Shirts, decals, hats, auto tags and other HOBO's merchandise
  • Annual meeting including speakers and presentation of important Lake Martin information (and an awesome breakfast)
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Dadeville, AL  36853

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