Russell Lake


Russell Lake, Texas

Russell Lake real estate is regarded as a beautiful, but lesser known, market in Texas for lake homes and lake lots.

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    About Russell Lake
    Upshur County, Texas

    Russell Lake is located near Gilmer, Texas, around 30 miles from Longview. Upshur County was named after Able Parker Upshur and has a population of just under 42,000 people.

    While there are many smaller airfields nearby, the East Texas Regional Airport is around 40 miles away. Emergency care can be found at Carrus Hospitals, around 12 miles away.

    Stock up on snacks and groceries at Brookshire’s, which is less than four miles away, or try a local-recommended restaurant such as Mom’s Cafe, Roma’s Pizza, Smokehouse Bar-B-Q, and El Burrito Taqueria.

    Cozy and Quaint

    At 15 acres, Russell Lake offers a peaceful escape from the noises from jet skis and other watercraft found on larger lakes.

    Anglers looking to toss out a line will find a variety of fish including striped bass, largemouth bass, and crappie here.

    Entertainment Options

    Adventure seekers should visit Barnwell Mountain Recreation Center where ATVs can be rented, or take the family to Lone Star Skate Rink. Museum-lovers should visit the Historic Upshur Museum.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

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