Richard B. Russell Lake: Waterway of the Month

by | Mar 12, 2013 | Port Elco Club

Elco’s waterway this Month is Richard B. Russell Lake located on the Savannah River bordering Georgia and South Carolina. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers originally constructed this man made lake which now visited by more than 1 million people per year for a variety of activities such as water sports, hunting, hiking, picnicking, camping, disc-golf and fishing. Largemouth bass are so prevalent here that fishing tournaments are held throughout the year.

Russell’s Lake is approximately 26,500 acres in size, 29 miles long, and 540 miles of shoreline. This lake’s campground offers 20 cottages by the water’s edge for a peaceful retreat, as well as a golf course, swimming beach, and 3 picnic shelters.

Why is this our waterway you ask? Aside from being a great place to be with endless activities to do on and off the lake, this waterway is accommodated for non-powered craft and those with electric motors only. Try out and eco-friendly motor on Richard B. Russell Lake, and you won’t be disappointed!

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