Lake Russell Recreation Area

Recreation - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

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

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.

Need to Know

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.

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.

Contact Information

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P.O. Box 494 Mt. Airy GA 30563

Physical Address

3059 Lake Russell Road Mt. Airy GA 30563

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 1-706-778-8427

Rental Options

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Driving 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.3/4 mile. Turn left onto the paved Lake Russell Road.

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