The Corps' newest lake project on the Savannah River, lying between J. Strom Thurmond Lake to the south and Hartwell Lake to the north, Russell is one of the finest fishing lakes in the Southeast. Hunting opportunities abound as well. The cost of construction of recreational facilities was shared with the states of Georgia and South Carolina, and operation and maintenance of these facilities has been assumed by these states. Russell Lake has two unique and informative visitor centers at the powerhouse and the Project Office.
Location: 8 mi W of Calhoun, SC off US 72