Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area

Calhoun Falls, South Carolina

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Don’t look for some big waterfall when you come to this lakeside recreation area. Before the damming of Richard B. Russell Lake, the Savannah River once flowed free. At high water, a rapid on the Savannah River, near where the Calhoun family resided, resembled a waterfall. Now, Calhoun Falls is just the name of a town and a nearby state recreation area centered on large Lake Richard B. Russell. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed this impoundment, the middle of three consecutive large reservoirs damming the Savannah River. Part of the Corps’ work was on Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area, which it turned over to the South Carolina state park system to manage. The walk-in tent sites here should serve as models for other parks to follow.

Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"Don’t look for some big waterfall when you come to this lakeside recreation area. Before the damming of Richard B. Russell Lake, the Savannah River once flowed free. At high water, a rapid on the Savannah River, near where the Calhoun family resided, resembled a waterfall. Now, Calhoun Falls is just the name of a town and a nearby state recreation area centered on large Lake Richard B. Russell.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed this impoundment, the middle of three consecutive large reservoirs damming the Savannah River. Part of the Corps’ work was on Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area, which it turned over to the South Carolina state park system to manage. The walk-in tent sites here should serve as models for other parks to follow."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Calhoun Falls
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Calhoun Falls State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area

Recent Trail Reviews

9/29/2009
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I’m a tent camper by nature, and usually avoid large developed campgrounds, but I liked Calhoun Falls campground. This is the best designed campground I have ever seen. RV campers will enjoy this one! The walk-in tent sites were outstanding. Water spigots were centrally located and a clean vault toilet was close enough to be convenient. All tent sites except one are right on the water. Tents, RV's and campers. This is a place for all to enjoy!



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May 2018