McCalla State Natural Area is managed as a Special Resource park because its varied natural and cultural resources will provide outdoor recreation and educational opportunities. This future backcountry park is located in the northwest part of Abbeville County, bordering Lake Russell and consists of 6,239 acres.
Numerous old homesites remains and the 200 year old, still standing Caldwell-Hutchison Farm House reflect the farming past of the area. The farms have been replaced by mixed forests, creating an ideal wildlife habitat. Over 4000 acres are presently under the SC DNR’s Wildlife Management Area program. Whether entering by boat on adjacent unspoiled Lake Russell, or traveling on the 10 mile horse trail, visitors will encounter a variety of backcountry outdoor educational experiences. More information can be obtained by contacting Calhoun Falls State Park.