Richard B Russell Dam And Lake


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Campground Description

The Corps newest lake project on the Savannah River, lying between J. Strom Thurmond Lake to the south and Hartwell Lake to the north, Russell is one of the finest fishing lakes in the Southeast. Hunting opportunities abound as well. The cost of construction of recreational facilities was shared with the states of Georgia and South Carolina, and operation and maintenance of these facilities has been assumed by these states. Russell Lake has two unique and informative visitor centers at the powerhouse and the Project Office.
Contact: US Army Corps of Engineer (
Posted by: TrailAPI on December 29, 2012
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    Campground Activities

    Fishing and Boating -- ramps, boat rental
    Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
    Disc Golf (fee)
    Beach Volleyball
    Lake Swimming (seasonal)
    Hiking and Bicycling - 6 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club

    Campground Amenities

    20 Cottages ($130-$140, higher during Masters Week)
    - #1 and #2 are dog friendly ($40 fee, max 2)
    28 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28) - cable TV hookups
    3 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    Group Shelter (seats 175, $205)
    Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course (18-Holes) ($44-$49 with cart)
    26,650-acre Lake with Swimming Beach (seasonal)

    Reservation info

    Reservations (800) 864-7275 Park (706) 213-2045 Golf (706) 283-6000

    Camping Fees

    See above.

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    Reviews of Richard B Russell Dam And Lake

    Reviewed by SCgregg1 on December 21, 2009

    (1 out of 5 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    This area is rich in hydro-history and a marvel of modern hydro-engineering. The greatest thing? All the history and engineering has given us something back. We can recreate along the Savannah River corridor for free or really cheap, and I would say it’s some of the best recreation available east of the Mississippi.
    My favorite campgrounds along the corridor are Leroy’s ferry, on the South Carolina side, and Bussey Point on the Georgia side.
    NOTE: Both Leroy's Ferry campground and Bussey Point campround are on Lake Thurmond, further downriver from Lake Russell. Lake Russell can be easily accessed by car from both campgrounds.
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    Reviewed by Guest on December 16, 2009

    (2 out of 4 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Excellent area of the Sav. river corridor. Many camping opportunities on both sides of the big river, thanks to the Aymy Corps!
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    Richard B Russell Dam And Lake 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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