Calhoun Falls State Park covers a total area of about 318 acres of land providing access to the beautiful Lake Russell. The park is also situated close to Calhoun Falls town in Abbeville County, South Carolina. There are two main routes to gain access to the main entrance to the park. If you find yourself on Highway 72 just drive towards the intersection of Calhoun falls which is on Highway 81 N and then proceed about one-mile and turn into the park. Alternatively, if you find yourself on I-85, turn into Exit 19 and get to Highway 76 S then drive about two miles before following the Highway 28 bypass for about five miles and finally turn into Highway 81 S then driving for about 30 miles until you get to the main entrance to the park.
Some of the features that make this South Carolina State Park special include access to the 26,650-acre Lake Russell which is also the main attraction to the park. Besides this natural splendor, some of the other amenities that the park has to offer include picnic areas, 86 campsites, 14 walk-in campsites, hiking trails, boat ramps, two picnic shelters, fishing pier, marina, boat rentals, lake beach, game courts, camp store, meeting facilities, wildlife observation area, amphitheater, and a playground.
The activities that make the Calhoun Falls State Park a great attraction to a lot of visitors include fishing, boating, tennis, picnicking, hiking, swimming, biking, and camping. If you have a dog, they are also welcome to the park. That said, you will need to strictly abide by standard South Carolina State Park rules. Some of the rules with regards to dogs and dog owners include the following.
Dogs are allowed in most outdoor areas but must always be attended to. Additionally, all dogs are specifically not allowed, in or close to, lodging areas. You must also keep your dog in a secure enclosure at all times or keep them on a leash no longer than six feet long. Any harassment or threatening behavior from your dog towards wildlife in the park will not be tolerated.