Lake Richard B. Russell

Lake Richard B. Russell

Lake Russell is a 26,650-acre lake which stretches 30 miles up the Savannah River to Lake Hartwell Dam. Russell is a multipurpose project constructed under the supervision of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Visitors can enjoy fishing and other water activities in a pristine setting with abundant wildlife. Lake Russell is distinctive in that it maintains habitat for a diverse assemblage of warm-water, cool-water, and even cold-water sport-fish.

Miles of Shoreline: 193.56

Acres of Surface Water: 9,899.37

Counties Lake is Within: Anderson, Abbeville

Average Depth: 38.7 feet

Maximum Depth: Approximately 167.3 feet

Boat Ramps: 16

Fish Attractors: 10

Fishing Access Locations: 7

Fishing Loaner Tackle Locations: 1

Fish Stocking

Marinas with Pumpouts: 2