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.
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.
On Lake Russell, fishers 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 US Army Corps of Engineers manages the lake project. The 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, developed walkways, or clearings. 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 the use of adjacent lakeshore lands. Foot travel is permitted 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. A long-abandoned railroad grade runs within the property parallel to 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.
From Calhoun Falls (intersection of Hwy 81 and Hwy 72) go north on Hwy 81 one mile. You will see the sign for Calhoun Falls State Park entrance on your right. The property begins on the right (west) side of the highway at a corner behind the state park sign.
Continue north and in just over ±1,000 feet and you will see a woods road with an orange gate on the right (west) side of Highway 81. This is the main access road.