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Calhoun Falls State Park
Copyright: - South Carolina Dept of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Calhoun Falls State Park
Description - Calhoun Falls State Park is located on Lake Russell, one of South Carolina's most popular fishing lakes. Coves with excellent fishing habitats provide an abundance of bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and more. With its 26,650 acres of water recreation, Lake Russell is also ideal for sailing, water skiing and power boating.

The park has a campground with 86 sites. 44 sites are water front, while the remaining sites are within walking distance of the lake. A limited number of sites may be reserved, while remaining sites are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Four sites may be reserved exclusively for the handicapped. Lake Russell offers fishing for bass, crappie, bream, walleye, stripers and catfish. Marina and boat ramp services are available. There is a park store & tackle shop open year-round. Other amenities include: picnic shelters, playground, basketball and tennis courts.

Recreation - Calhoun State Park offers camping, cabin rental, fishing, picnicking, hiking, a playground, tennis courts and a basketball court.

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. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - Calhoun Falls State Park is located in northwest South Carolina, near Abbeville and the Georgia border. From the town of Calhoun Falls, take SC Highway 81 north off SC Highway 72, at the intersection in Calhoun Falls. Proceed approximately 1 mile and the park will be on the left.

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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My family and I camp at Calhoun Falls State Park every chance we get. One of the nicest parks in the state, with paved sites and privacy, too. They also have 14 sites for tenters only, and now all sites are reservable .Great Park!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We've been coming back to Calhoun Falls State Park campground now for the past 5 yrs. Our family loves it and thinks it's a great place to camp.

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Contact Information:
Calhoun Falls State Park, 246 Maintenance Shop Road , Calhoun Falls, SC, 29628, Phone: 864-447-8267, Fax: 864-447-8638

Additional Information:
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.
Russell Lake - Russell Lake lies in northwest South Carolina, along the South Carolina-Georgia border. Russell is one of the finest large fishing lakes in the Southeast. It offers both cold and warm water fisheries.
South Carolina State Parks - The South Carolina State Parks stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic coast. They offer a huge variety of sites and possible recreation activities.

South Carolina Tourism - Official website of South Carolina Tourism


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