Lake Russell Recreation Area Trails

Mount Airy , Georgia

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The Lake Russell Recreation Area is a USDA Forest Service facility in the eastern section of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The area contains 100-acre Lake Russell and 3-acre Nancy Town Lake. The facility has a 42-site seasonal campground as well. The featured hike consists of a portion of the Nancy Town Lake walking trail and the Sourwood Trail, forming a 3.7-mile lollipop. The official Sourwood Trailhead is in the camping area at the north end of the lake, but the road to it is closed from the end of October to the first of April. The parking area at the dam on the south end of Nancy Town Lake is open year-round, providing access to the Sourwood Trail.
Hiking Georgia: Atlanta

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Hiking Georgia: Atlanta

by Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs (Falcon Guides)

The Lake Russell Recreation Area is a USDA Forest Service facility in the eastern section of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The area contains 100-acre Lake Russell and 3-acre Nancy Town Lake. The facility has a 42-site seasonal campground as well.

The featured hike consists of a portion of the Nancy Town Lake
walking trail and the Sourwood Trail, forming a 3.7-mile lollipop. The official Sourwood Trailhead is in the camping area at the north end of the lake, but the road to it is closed from the end of October to the first of April. The
parking area at the dam on the south end of Nancy Town Lake is open year-round, providing access to the Sourwood Trail.

© 2015 Donald W. Pfitzer and Jimmy Jacobs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Airy
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, Chattooga River Ranger District, 9975 US 441 South, Lakemont 30552; (706) 754-6221; www.fs.usda.gov/conf
Local Maps: USGS Ayersville; page-size maps available from the Chattooga River Ranger District office in Clarksville
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Russell Recreation Area Trails

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