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    4144 Russell Dam Dr.
    Elberton, GA 30635-9271
    Phone: (706) 213-3400

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See the Richard B. Russell Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Located on the Georgia / South Carolina border, 20 miles east of Elberton, GA, and 8 miles west of Calhoun, SC off US 72.

Lake History

Factoid: Richard B. Russell Lake and Dam is located in the upper reaches of the Savannah River Basin. The 26,650-acre lake is surrounded by 26,500 acres of land and is known for being a quiet and pristine lake. Federal regulations prohibit private exclusive use of public lands surrounding the lake. This has created a unique tranquil and remote recreation experience for outdoor enthusiasts in the area. With its undeveloped shorelines, Russell Lake provides an outdoor experience that goes beyond just fishing; visitors enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as the abundant wildlife. Visitors to Russell Lake can enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities as well, including water sports, hunting, hiking, picnicking, camping, and fishing.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

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31 Recreation areas at Richard B. Russell Lake

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Allen Creek Ramp       X   D        
Beaverdam Marina     X X X D        
Beergarden Ramp       X            
Blue Hole Recreation Area       X   D P A GS X    
Calhoun Falls Bank Fishing Area           P        
Calhoun Falls State Park E N D   X X X D C P A GS X BE H
Coldwater Creek Pier           P        
Coldwater Creek Ramp       X   D        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dam Fishing Pier           C P A GS     I M
Dry Fork Creek Ramp       X   D        
Elbert Ramp       X   D       M
Felkel Ramp       X   D        
Gregg Shoals Ramp       X            
Harper's Ferry Ramp       X   D       Q
Hwy 181 Pier           P        
Jim Rampey Park and Ramp       X   D P A GS X   M
Latimer Ramp & Pier       X   P        
Manor       X            
Mccalla Natural Area                   Q
Middelton Ramp       X   D        
Millwood Ramp       X            
Mountain View State Recreation Area       X   D       M
Pearl Mill Ramp       X   D        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Richard B. Russell Powerplant Visitor Center                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Richard B. Russell Project Visitor Center             A GS     I M
Richard B. Russell State Park E D X X X   D A GS X BE H W
Sander Ferry Ramp       X   D        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Sc Dam Overlook             A       I M
Shuck Pen Eddy Ramp       X   D        
Smith Mcgee Ramp       X   D        
Wilson Creek Access                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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