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Calhoun Falls State Park- Calhoun Falls State Park is located on Lake Russell, one of South Carolina's most popular fishing lakes. With its 26,650 acres of water recreation, Lake Russell is also ideal for sailing, water skiing and power boating.

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Russell Lake
Copyright: US Army Corps of Engineers
Russell Lake
Description - The Corps' newest lake project on the Savannah River, Iying between J. Strom Thurmond Lake to the south and Hartwell Lake to the north, Russell is one of the finest fishing lakes in the Southeast. It offers both cold and warm water fisheries. Russell Lake has two unique and informative visitor
centers at the powerhouse and the Natural Resource Management Center. Calhoun Falls State Park adjoins the lake.

Recreation - This huge reservoir offers a multitude of water and land based recreation activities. The most popular activities include camping, boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming and hunting.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. The recommended season for outdoor activities at Russell Lake is April through October.

Location - Russell Lake lies in northwest South Carolina, along the South Carolina-Georgia border. It is located 20 miles east of Elberton, GA, and 8 miles west of Calhoun, SC, off US 72.


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Filed By: Bobby Sherard (Calhoun Falls, sc)
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Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Lake ride was beautiful.


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Richard B Russell Dam And Lake, 4144 Russell Dam Dr. , Elberton, GA, 30635-9271, Phone: 706-213-3400

Additional Information:
Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs - Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs range from huge reservoirs covering several thousand acres, to small lakes tucked away in the Georgia countryside.
Midlands Region - The Midlands Region of South Carolina includes the middle portion of the state, between the Upcountry to the northwest and the Low country to the southeast. It surrounds the city of Columbia.
Piedmont Region - This area is located in the north-central part of the state and is bisected by I-20, which passes through Atlanta and on to Augusta.
South Carolina Lakes & Reservoirs - South Carolina's lakes and reservoirs are scattered throughout the state. The lakes and reservoirs in South Carolina range from huge reservoirs to small lakes.

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