National Forest


Lake Russell


Management, Inc


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Andrew's Cove
Lake Rabun
Lake Russell
Low Gap
Sarah's Creek
Tallulah River
Upper Chattahoochee
Willis Knob


Activity Overview
Lake Russell campground is located along the shore of this 100-acre lake, this recreation area offers 42 campsites suitable for tent or RV camping.

Other Opportunities
A picnic shelter with seating for 30 and a large grill is available on a first come basis. Three picnic areas are located adjacent to the lake, a large grass-covered beach and swimming area. A unique in-water sliding board is available for the kids enjoyment.

The Nancytown group camping area is close by and is available by reservation only. Hikers can enjoy a variety of trails in the area; the Lake Russell Trail originates at the recreation area, and the Ladyslipper Trail and the Sourwood Trail originate at the group camp entrance.

Fishing for bass, bream, perch and catfish is popular.

Locust Stake OHV Area is close by.

Clarkesville, Cornelia and Toccoa are nearby and are interesting to visit.


Directions: Take Ga. 365/U.S. 23 North from Gainesville past Cornelia to Hwy 197. Turn right for approximately 3 miles until dead-end. Right on Dicks Hill Parkway for approx. mile. Turn left onto the paved Lake Russell Road.

Site Amenities: Loop through the recreation area is paved. This recreation area has bathhouses with hot showers; municipal water, trailer dump station and well-maintained campsites are available to lake Russell campers. No electricity available at this time. Campground host resides in area.

Requirements: Area is open from mid-April thru October. Fees are required. This area is open 24 hours a day for campers use. Special fees apply for the group camping area.

Recommended Seasons: Spring through fall for camping, yearlong for fishing and boating.

For More Information
Contact Chattahoochee Management Inc.
P.O. Box 459
Tiger, Ga. 30576
Phone: 706-490-1246