Russell Lands

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Russell Lands

Imagine an outdoor playground where anything is possible. Where you can swim in more than 40,000 acres of crystal blue water, fish without a worry on your mind, and satisfy your daring side on water skis and wakeboards. With nearly 900 miles of beautiful shoreline and endless coves to discover, it’s little wonder this place is considered the hidden jewel of Alabama.

But your outdoor adventures won’t stop when you return to shore. The surrounding Russell Forest comprises 25,000 acres of lush hardwoods and pines, intermittent streams, native wildlife and more than 100 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.


Often, finding that gorgeous, out-of-the-way haven meaning roughing it or sacrificing the finer things in life. Not at Russell Lands. Here, you’ll find a range of dining options from the “boat on in” lakeside family atmosphere of Kowaliga Restaurant, to the delicious lunch offerings of the cafe at Catherine’s Market, to the James Beard-caliber rustic elegance of SpringHouse. If you’re one who revels in creating your own culinary masterpieces, at Catherine’s Market, you’ll find all the premium ingredients you need, plus a wine department to make any local oenophile proud. Russell Crosswords, the home of Catherine’s and SpringHouse, is also a great place to just walk around, enjoy seasonal entertainment on the Town Green, or puruse the many lake-themed treasures at The Company Store.

For more information: Russell Lands Shop and Dine