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Firewood Alert: Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into South Carolina State Parks from outside of the state.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into South Carolina. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of South Carolina and our State Park System.


Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Aug 28 2016   Later Dates


Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area is located on Lake Russell, one of South Carolina's most popular lakes. Coves around this 26,650-acre lake create excellent habitats for bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and others. Lakeside camping is a popular amenity at this park, as well as a hiking trail, picnic area with shelters, tennis court and a swimming area

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball
  • Bath House
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Dump Station, Marina
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Ice Sales
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Meeting Space
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming ? Reservoir
  • Telephone
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Accessible From Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Marina
  • Moorage
  • Powerboating
  • Rentals, Boats, Jon (Paddle)
  • Reservoir
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Skiing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Newspapers
  • Propane
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Town
Less Than 5 Miles
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Churches
  • Grocery Store
  • Hunting
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Outfitter
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
Less Than 10 Miles
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
Less Than 20 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Art & Museum
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Musical Performances
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Sightseeing
Greater Than 20 Miles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
Alerts and Important Information
All sites are available for reservations with four sites designated for handicapped individuals. Late arrivals should contact the park for gate arrangements. No one under the age of 18 may register for or reserve a campsite. Pets are allowed, but must remained leashed. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Quiet hours are from 10Pm to 7AM. Please contact the park to reserve ADA (Disabled Access) Standard and Full Service sites.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.11, -82.60306
34°6'36"N, 82°36'11"W

Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area is located 1 mile north of Calhoun Falls, SC off SC Hwy. 81. Driving Directions: From Hwy. 72, take Hwy. 81 N. at the intersection in Calhoun Falls. Proceed approximately 1 mile, the park will be on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

46 Maintenance Shop Road
Calhoun Falls  SC  29628

Phone Number:

Information:  (864)447-8267