Lake Russell Recreation Area

Cornelia, Georgia

Overview

This North Georgia mountain mecca has something for everyone; swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing and boating.

Recreation

The campground has easy access to the beach area, boat ramp, and the adjacent Lake Russell Wildlife management area. There are numerous hiking and biking trails including the Lady Slipper Trail, Lake Russell Foot Trail, Rhododendron Trail and Sourwood Trail. Swimming, fishing and boating opportunities abound.

Facilities

The campground offers 42 campsites for tents and RVs, however there are no hook ups. Campsites have a fire ring, picnic table and lantern hook. Water is available throughout the campground via water hydrants. Bathrooms are have flush toilets with showers.

The campground area includes a grass covered beach and swimming area, picnic shelter/picnic area, biking, boat launch, fishing dock and dump station.

Natural Features

Nestled in the Chattahoochee Oconee Forest, 100-acre Lake Russell is an ideal summer camping location because of the cool mountain air. There are two paved campground loops for easy access to anything you might want to do here.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors to the area can enjoy exploring Anna Ruby Falls; Brasstown Bald Recreation Area (Georgia's highest point); Cornelia, GA; and the Chenocetah Fire Tower.

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