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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Due to a pine beetle timber salvage operation being conducted by SCDNR, the horse trails at McCalla are temporarily closed.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For more information, please contact the Calhoun Falls State Park office, directly.

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HOURS

6 a.m.- 6 p.m., daily (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time)

OFFICE

9 a.m.- 5 p.m., daily

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ADMISSION

$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Calhoun Falls State Park

Midlands

Park Manager

Brad Lane

Park Manager

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

86 standard campsites in one of the best campgrounds in the state park system

14 walk-in tent sites

2 picnic shelters for your next family gathering

1 rental community building that accommodates up to 60 people

36 rental boat slips in the marina

1 tennis court and 1 basketball court for your recreational use

1.75 mile loop trail for walking and exercise

318 acres providing access to beautiful Lake Russell

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