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CALHOUN FALLS STATE PARK
CALHOUN FALLS STATE PARK
Calhoun Falls State Park Road
Calhoun Falls, South Carolina   29628
(lat:34.1061 lon:-82.6062) map location

Phone: 864.447.8267
Calhoun Falls State Park sits along several pine-covered points extending out into sparsely-developed Lake Russell. The Calhoun Falls campground is one of the most coveted in the park system, with spacious RV and tent sites complete with forested, shoreline views of the lake.

Day-use activities include a short, easy nature trail, tennis court, seasonal swimmingand fishing. The park also attracts various events year round, including fishing tournaments and the popular South Carolina Campground Cookoff.
Passes
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
Camping
Three campgrounds are located along the shores of Lake Russell. Two of the campgrounds provide individual water and electrical hookups. Some of these sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, others up to 30 feet.

While tent campers may use these sites, a designated walk-in tent camping area includes tent pads and centralized water. All but one tent site is waterfront. Each campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers.


Location
Calhoun Falls State Park is located near Abbeville, Elberton

Picnicking
Two picnic shelters are available for family or other group gatherings. Each shelter may be reserved. If shelters are not reserved, guests may use shelters on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.
Trails
Cedar Bluff Nature Trail

Difficulty Easy to Moderate

DescriptionThis rolling 1.7 mile blue blazed loop trail begins at the trailhead near the tennis courts in Calhoun Falls State Park. You will descend wooden steps into a mixed pine and hardwood forest bordering scenic Lake Russell. As you loop toward the lake, you will discover unexpected vistas as you hike up and down gentle hills and across numerous footbridges. At the far end of the loop, you can take a spur trail to the camping area, or continue and return to the tennis courts.

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