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Oct 28, 2010 - Calhoun Falls, South Carolina

We follow the Savannah River as it winds it way south towards the Atlantic. The river is dammed in several places forming lakes some of which are huge. Our campground lies on the shoreline of Lake Russell which extends over 500 unspoilt and undeveloped miles. Arriving midweek the campground was quite empty and the silence and beauty were stunning. RV advertising literature always manages to show the happy camping family set up in some idyllic camping spot, a far cry from your average family campground. But this place would easily grace any...

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Jul 27, 2009 - Calhoun Falls, SC

Monday 7/27/2009: After a restful “cool” night, I packed up and moved on for the next day’s adventure. Initially took secondary roads (220 & 1) and made our way to Chesterfield, SC and according to a memorial stone “First Succession Meeting – Chesterfield Courthouse November 19, 1860.” On the back of this stone was written “Dedicated by J.D.C’s of Chesterfield County to the Brave Men Devoted Women and Faithful Slaves ’61 – ’65.” Nice little southern town, very friendly but they really talk funny. The day was a little longer in travel...

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Dec 1, 2008 - Calhoun Falls State Park Calhoun Falls, SC

We spent a week at Calhoun Falls State Park which is outside the town of Calhoun Falls, SC. The park is located on Lake Russell which is something like 26,000 acres in size. Lake Russell is a Corp of Engineers hydro damn lake. Lake Russell is unusual in that for 300 feet from the full pond mark is all public lands. That means no commercial development is within 300 feet of the shore line all the way around the lake!

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