Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area sits astride several pine-covered points jutting into Lake Russell, one of the least-developed large reservoirs in South Carolina. Besides providing access to the big Savannah River lake, the park offers camping, picnicking, a tennis court, playground, seasonal swimming area and hiking. Picturesque views of the lake and surrounding forest are another highlight. Area anglers know well, too, that Lake Russell holds large numbers of bass, bream, catfish and crappie. And thats no fish story.

I've been to this park many times to go swimming, walk the trail, grill, and play tennis. They have tennis courts there, shelters, and a really nice beach/swimming area. It is a great place to take the family. The trail is not long or very exciting, but it gets you outdoors and is nice and relaxing. I've never camped here, but the camp sites are in great spots on Lake Russel and the bathhouse are nice and clean. I love going to this park even if it is just for a few hours.