Calhoun Falls State Park
Welcome! My name is Brad Lane and I am the park manager at Calhoun Falls State Park. The summer before my senior
year at Clemson University, I took a summer job at Little Pee Dee State Park. It was there that I found my
love of state parks, and knew I wanted to be a park ranger. The outdoors, the people, the lake, the wildlife and
the smell of a campfire are some of my favorite things about parks. I was able to get a full-time position
with the park service in 2006 and ever since I have been “living the dream.”
Lake Russell is full of great views where you can experience the beautiful lake scenery. While many of the
campsites have great vantage points, my go-to spot is shelter #2 in the day use area. There is no better
place to end your day than to take in the sunsets and peacefulness that the lake provides from that shelter.
If you’re a first-time visitor to the park, I would suggest you spend some time enjoying the lake with family or
friends. Enjoy the clean water, sunsets, waves, great fishing, the smell of food on the grill and the
sounds of people sharing in the happiness of the moment.
**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp can be found just outside the front door of the Tackle Shop inside of a black mailbox.
Calhoun Falls State Park sits along several pine-covered points extending out into sparsely-developed Lake Russell. The Calhoun Falls campground is one of the most coveted in the park system, with spacious RV and tent sites complete with forested, shoreline views of the lake.
Day-use activities include a short, easy nature trail, tennis court, seasonal swimming and fishing. The park also attracts various events year round, including fishing tournaments and the popular South Carolina Campground Cookoff.
BY THE NUMBERS
standard campsites in one of the best campgrounds in the state park system
walk-in tent sites
picnic shelters for your next family gathering
rental community building that accommodates up to 60 people
rental boat slips in the marina
tennis court and 1 basketball court for your recreational use
mile loop trail for walking and exercise
acres providing access to beautiful Lake Russell