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Richard B Russell Lake In South Carolina

Richard B Russell Lake, South Carolina

Boating, camping and fishing.

Considered a boating, water sports and recreation paradise, Richard B Russell Lake offers outdoor enthusiasts a vast array of options. Camping, boating and fishing are all popular at this 26,650-acre reservoir located on the northwest SC border with GA at Calhoun Falls, SC. Calhoun Falls State Park, and other areas around the lake have boat launch facilities, access for shoreline fishing, campgrounds, RV spaces and picnic areas. All types of water sports and on-shore activities are centered around Lake Russell's 540 miles of shoreline. But the primary draw here is the excellent fishing, especially fishing for big striped bass. Lake Russell supports both warm-water species and cold-water species of fish, including bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch and stripers. The undeveloped, natural shoreline allows anglers to fish the brush, rocks and standing timber that bass and other species like to use as cover. Canoes, kayaks and fishing from the bank are all popular here.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES


Calhoun Falls State Park Campground - 864 447-8267

Lake Russell Map


Fish species found in Richard B Russell Lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, redeye bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass and chain pickerel.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Redeye bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel

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Local Contact Information

Calhoun Falls State Park
46 Maintenance Shop Rd
Calhoun Falls, SC 29628
864 447-8267

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