This recreation area is part of Richard B. Russell Lake
Calhoun Falls is one of 2 campgrounds on Lake Russell. There are over 80 campsites plus 14 tent sites which were all right on the lake. We were on tent site 8, and it looked like tent sites 0-5 had a little more privacy but a longer walk (The tent sites had a bathroom and an outdoor shower). We had a friendly little black snake that lived by our campsite but he didn’t bother us and we didn’t bother him 😊 Also, if you hear rustling around in the middle of the night, it’ll probably turn out to be an armadillo! The state park had a lot of amenities which were great for fishing-plenty of docks, boat ramps, a green-light fishing dock, a tackle loan program and even a fish cleaning area! We saw some nice sized bass by the green light dock. There were bathrooms and showers in almost every area, and a nice sandy beach swimming area. You have to drive or use a golf cart to get to other parts of the state park, otherwise it would be a very long walk. They do have 2 trails you can hike though. This was our first time camping at Calhoun Falls but we will definitely be coming back!
I love this campground!! A lot of the campgrounds I have been to can't accommodate my large tent and still leave space. This one can. The sites are large and flat. They are spaced enough apart for privacy and have tons of wooded area for hammocks and such. Most are lake front to beautiful Lake Russell. Campsite 21 had easy lakefront access for swimming or kayaks or even putting our paddleboat in. The campground also consists of a camp store, a basketball court, and a tennis court. A local company we deliver golf carts and water sports equipment right to your site for very reasonable prices. All the rv/tent sites are equipped with clean water and power. From sites 19-24 you can see both the sunrise and the sunset over the lake.
The state park encompasses miles of shoreline, with incredible views from most of the campsites. They have electric hookups at each site, fire pit, and a grill. There a few trails that are easy around the park. we stayed here two nights. We swam out to an island and hung out there for the day. There’s a beach down near the ranger station you can enjoy as well.
I gave it five stars because the canoe rental was closed.
I love the people and its clean and peaceful…
We camped in our rv mh. The site we had was very large. It was a pull through site that had a fine gravel pad area on the upper level. It had steps down from there to the next level which had a very large pad where the fire pit was located. There was two other sets of stairs off of that one went to a wooded area the other went to water front lake area. My family enjoyed having our own private fishing area. The bathrooms were clean but outdated. I did see some cobwebs in the corners. It did rain a couple of the days we were there and the 2nd pad area flooded quickly on the right hand side. We did not store anything on that level but if you do be aware of that or if you set up a tent on that level. It does not drain well at all. The camp host was very nice and stopped by on his golf cart a time or two just to see how things were going and to tell us where he was located if we needed anything. The site we were in was across from the bathrooms and there was a playground there too. They have laundry a single washer and dryer at a few of the bathhouses not every one. There was not a washer and dryer at the bathroom next to us but we did find one. We could only see our neighbor to the right of us no others so 77 has good privacy. I did get special permission from the campground host to drive our Rzr from our site to the boathouse with the laundry area it would of been a long walk. We also drove to the camp store on it too and to put garbage in the dumpsters. We were respectful and only drove on the pavement at a slow rate of speed. Not sure what the official policy is on it but he did allow it.
Lakefront sites are fantastic. If you plan to fish, you'll need a boat for true success. Plenty for the family to do. Clean facilities.