Calhoun Falls Tract offers an amazing range of outdoor activities. This solid investment in timber and recreation land sits in one of South Carolina’s best locations for hunting and fishing. The property is more than 300 acres with mature pine timber, great internal roads, established food plots, big hardwoods and about one mile of common boundary with the Lake Russell project. The tract has been managed for decades for timber and wildlife and sits beside Calhoun Falls State Park.
Most of the property, a little less than 200 acres, is covered by a productive stand of planted loblolly pine 26 to 27 years old that has been thinned twice. About 60 acres of mixed pine and hardwood is more than 40 years old. A small area, about 6 to 7 acres, has been recently cut. The balance is in big hardwoods, roads and food plots with about a dozen wildlife openings scattered throughout the property. Mature forest with oaks and other hardwoods mixed with pine stands on the adjacent public land.
“Center Hill”, a prominent point near the center of the tract, offers a unique building site with the potential for long range views across Lake Russell. Elevation falls about 80 to 100 feet between the top of the hill and the Corps boundary. This slope could be cleared to allow views looking northwest across a wide part of the lake, about a mile and half or more of open water. From the hill, you would be looking over the trees on Corps land.
On Lake Russell, fishermen catch bass, crappie, bream, walleye, stripers and catfish, and enjoy expansive views of undeveloped shoreline. Three public boat ramps are less than 2 miles by road from the tract. Next door, Calhoun Falls State Park offers a marina with 36 rental boat slips.
The property has about one mile of common boundary with the Lake Russel project. The Project includes 26,650 acres of water surrounded by 26,500 acres of public land. The lake project is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Water level fluctuates less than other lakes in the area and is typically held within 5 feet of full pool. Private exclusive use is not permitted on the shoreline. From the lake, you will not see privately-owned boat docks, launching ramps, buildings, or clearings along the shore. Photos of the lake were taken from adjacent public land, not the property itself.
Landowners who share a common boundary with the lake project are allowed use of adjacent lakeshore lands. Foot travel is allowed on public property all around the lake. Adjacent landowners enjoy a private access point from their property to public land and water for hunting and fishing. More information can be found at the Corps of Engineers Lake Russell Project website:
The tract has more than 1,500 feet of frontage on Highway 81, and access from Latimer Boat Ramp Road (formerly named Sawmill Road) with over 100 feet of frontage there. Electric and water lines run along Highway 81. Calhoun Falls State Park Road goes along the southern boundary of the tract. However, the Army Corps of Engineers owns a buffer along this road and access from it is not available.
The property is about 1 mile north of Calhoun Falls, 15 miles from Abbeville, 32 miles from Anderson, 60 miles from downtown Greenville, and 54 miles from Athens, GA. All distances are approximate road miles.