Northeast Georgia Mountains / Mount Airy

Lake Russell Recreation Area

304 Lake Rabun Rd.
Mount Airy, GA 30563

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Located along the shore of this 100-acre lake, the Lake Russell Recreation Area offers tent or RV camping. Group camping may be made by reservation only. A picnic shelter with seating for 30 and a large grill will be available on first come or by reservation. Fees are required.

This area offers three picnic areas located adjacent to the lake. We have a variety of hiking trails (Lake Russel Trail, Ladyslipper Trail and Sourwood Trail), fishing, a large grass-covered beach, a swimming area and a unique "in-water"; sliding board for the kids' enjoyment. We also offer bathhouses with hot showers, municipal water, trailer dump station and well maintained campsites.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day



    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Grill on Site

    Picnic Area

    Shower Facilities

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Site Information

    Dump Station

    Number of Sites: 42

    RVs Permitted

    Tenters Welcome