Explore the most popular trails in Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

Nice, easy trail. Views of the lake are amazing

Friday, March 23, 2018

This trail is poorly maintained. Many of the steps are rotten with rebar spikes sticking up, which is a major safety hazard. Best to avoid with children.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Needs some attention to the steps and blazes. The park and lake is great!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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.

6 months ago