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Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, redeye bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass and chain pickerel at Richard B Russell Lake in South Carolina.

Richard B Russell Lake, SC

Considered a recreation paradise, Richard B Russell Lake offers outdoor enthusiasts a vast array of options. Camping, boating and fishing are all popular at this 26,650-acre reservoir located on the northwest SC border with GA at Calhoun Falls, SC. All types of water sports and on-shore activities are centered around Lake Russell's 540 miles of shoreline. Calhoun Falls State Park, and other areas around the lake have boat launch facilities, access for shoreline fishing, campgrounds, RV spaces and picnic areas. But the primary draw here is the excellent fishing, especially fishing for big striped bass. Lake Russell supports both warm-water species and cold-water species of fish, including bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch and stripers. The undeveloped, natural shoreline allows anglers to fish the brush, rocks and standing timber that bass and other species like to use as cover. Canoes, kayaks and fishing from the bank are all popular here.

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Primary fish species residing in Richard B Russell Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Redeye bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel

Richard B Russell Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Allen Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, east side, off Red Fox Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Blue Hole Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Blue Hole Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ckp Shop Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Ckp Shop Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Craft McGee Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, east side, off Craft McGee Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Felkel Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Felkel Landing Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Harpers Ferry Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Harpers Ferry Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Highway 184 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, at the east end of the Highway 184 Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Jim Rampey Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, west side, at the west end of the 81 Road Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Russell Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Lake Russell Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Manor Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Manor Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Millwood Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Millwood Ramp Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Sawmill Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Sawmill Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Calhoun Falls State Park Campground - 864 447-8267

Additional campgrounds available on the Georgia side of the lake.

Richard B Russell Lake SC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Richard B Russell Lake
Calhoun Falls State Park
46 Maintenance Shop Rd
Calhoun Falls, SC 29628
864 447-8267

 

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