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Richard B. Russell Lake

South Carolina

Richard B. Russell Lake, South Carolina

Richard B. Russell Lake real estate is a tight inventory market for lake homes and land in Georgia.

Also called Lake Russell, this lake is one of Georgia's largest lakes and has 540 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, is only 87 miles away.

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Marinas
(706) 213-6462
1155 Marina Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
Golf Courses
(706) 283-6000
2790 Olympic Rowing Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 283-5921
1101 Country Club Rd
Elberton, GA 30635
(864) 446-2043
4209 SC-71
Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 223-4482
122 Salak Rd
Greenwood, SC 29646
Campgrounds
(706) 359-2053
8181 Elberton Hwy
Tignall, GA 30668
(706) 359-2746
1864 Graball Rd
Tignall, GA 30668
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests
Abbeville, SC 29620
(706) 213-2045
2650 Russell State Park Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 213-8081
2311 Pulliam Mill RD
Dewy Rose, GA 30634
(706) 988-8091
2320 Middleton Shores Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
  • Counties: Abbeville County, Anderson County, Elbert County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass
  • Condos available (No)
  • Known for: Variety of recreational activities
  • History: Created to provide flood control
  • Landmarks: Calhoun Falls State Recreatoin Area, Georgia-South Carolina State Line, Richard B. Russell State Park
Hospitals
(706) 283-3151
4 Medical Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
Airports
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
2000 GSP Dr, Greer, SC 29651
87 miles away
Patz Field
Elberton, GA 30635
10 miles away
About Richard B. Russell Lake
Access to Two States

Richard B. Russell, also known as Lake Russell, is on the Georgia-South Carolina state line. It is located about an hour and forty minutes from Greenville, South Carolina, and two and a half hours from Atlanta, Georgia.

On the South Carolina side of the lake, residents can access the Abbeville Area Medical Center and the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

On the Georgia side of the lake, residents can access the Elbert Memorial Hospital and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

On and Around the Lake

Camping, boating, and hiking are all popular at this 26,650-acre reservoir. In addition, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are centered around the lake's 540 miles of shoreline.

Lake Richard B. Russell supports both warm-water species and cold-water species of fish including bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch, and stripers.

Richard B. Russell State Park offers lake residents a myriad of outdoor activities to enjoy. This park truly has it all from campgrounds, cottages, hiking trails, and a swimming beach to disc golf and a traditional golf course.

Explore Greenville

Greenville is the thriving center of upstate South Carolina and is home to countless entertainment options, making it an idyllic setting for any daycation.

Greenville visitors can take in the natural aesthetic of the Falls Park on the Reedy in the downtown Historic West End. The park is home to beautiful waterfalls, gardens, and unique public sculptures.

Music and theater fans alike will enjoy the Peace Center, a nonprofit theater that premiers a variety of top-class music and plays. The venue is also known to host events.

Hungry Greenville visitors will enjoy the city’s wide variety of dining opportunities including Kitchen Sync, a unique highly-rated made-from-scratch restaurant with extraordinary hospitality.

Beer lovers should explore the seemingly endless number of breweries Greenville has to offer, including Quest Brewing Company, Birds Fly South Ale Project and Fireforge Crafted Beer, and much more!

Excellent Location for Lake Life

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Lake Richard B. Russell is an excellent choice.