Richard B. Russell Dam And Lake

Hwy 81
Calhoun Falls, SC 29628


Overlook gives a good view of the dam and the beginning of Lake Thurmond. Lake Russell is a 26,650-acre impoundment on the Savannah River, perfect for all types of water sports. Nearly 1,500 acres of the lake are flooded timber, an excellent habitat for largemouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish. There are 12 public access points on the South Carolina side of the lake, including Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area.

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Hwy 81
Calhoun Falls, SC 29628

Phone: 706-213-3400
Fax: 706-213-3440
Toll Free: 800-944-7207


  • Days and Hours of Operation : Office M-Su 8am-4:30pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : New Year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas