Looking to get some R&R in South Carolina's Midlands? Then look no further than Calhoun Falls State Park! Situated on several pine-covered points that extend into Lake Russell, this 320-acre site provides access to one of the most unspoiled large reservoirs in the state, making it a pawfect destination for water enthusiasts. Bring the whole family, including your four-legged members!
Pack your barkinis and go for a swim in beautiful Lake Russell. There is a designated swimming area but no lifeguards are on duty, so be sure to keep an eye on your furry friend at all times. You and Fido can also go paddling if you have your own kayak or canoe. Feel the breeze in your hair and enjoy the woofderful views of the lake and surrounding forest as you glide across the water.
If your pooch would rather stay on land, take them for a hike on the Cedar Bluff Nature Trail. Spanning 1.75 miles, this moderately difficult rolling loop starts and ends near the tennis courts. Once you set off, you and your intrepid hiking partner will find yourselves ambling down wooden steps into a mixed pine and hardwood forest bordering the lake. The trail will then take you up and down gentle hills and across several footbridges. Enjoy the pawsome views along the way, but don't forget to clean up after your pup!
Not quite ready to go home yet? You're in luck—Calhoun Falls boasts one of the best campgrounds in the state. Spacious RV and tent sites come with forested views of the lake and easy access to restrooms with hot showers. Whether you stay for an hour or a weekend, keep in mind that canine companions must stay on a leash not longer than 6 feet at all times.
A puptastic time awaits you and Fido at Calhoun Falls State Park!