Lake Russell Recreation Area, Mt Airy GA
3059 Lake Russell Road
Mt Airy, GA 30563
First Come-First Serve and Reserve available
(will honor America the Beautiful Pass - $9.00).
CHECK IN/OUT: Check out at 12 pm.
ACCESS: Open April - October
MAPS: At Entry
PULL THRUS: No
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Gravel/dirt
HOOK-UPS: Water is available via water hydrants
BATH: Yes - flush toilets with showers
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Fishing, boating w/electric motors only, swimming and hiking trails
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Anna Ruby Falls
Lake Russell Recreation Area is in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and is situated along the shores of the 100-acre Lake Russell. There are numerous hiking and biking trails including The Lady Slipper Trail, Lake Russell Foot Trail, Rhododendron Trail and Sourwood Trail.
There are two loops with a Fee Tube at Loop B for payment. There are no hook-ups but water is available in several places. Loop A is reserved through Reserve America and Loop B is first come first serve sites. We stayed on Loop A on site #33. There is also a grass covered beach and swimming area and a fishing dock.
We camped here in June 2018 and was our first stop on the Southern Highroads Trail beginning in Habersham County. We enjoyed the lake and relaxing. Cornelia is a nice little town to visit and to stop in at Bigg Daddy's for BBQ.
DIRECTIONS FROM GAINESVILLE GA:
Take GA 365/US 23 North from Gainesville past Cornelia to Hwy 197
Turn right onto Hwy 197 for approximately 3 miles until dead-end
Turn right onto Dicks Hill Parkway for approximately 3/4 mile
Turn left onto the paved Lake Russell Road