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Richard B. Russell State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-213-2045
Golf 706-283-6000


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Located on a 26,650-acre lake, Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of the state’s finest fishing and boating. The park’s campground and fully equipped cottages are located on or near the water’s edge for a relaxing getaway. Most park facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility, including the swimming beach.  A nature trail follows the shoreline to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area, loops through the adjoining woods and returns to the beach.
 
This park is known for its well-kept disc golf course, where Frisbee-style discs are thrown into metal baskets.  This sport is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by all ages.  For traditional golfers, the park’s 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course offers a pro shop and annual passes.  Several Indian sites were excavated near the park in 1980 before the lake was filled, indicating that Paleo-Indians lived in the area more than 10,000 years ago. This area is now called Rucker’s Bottom and lies deep within the waters of Lake Richard B. Russell.


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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/RichardBRussell


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 2,508 Acres
    • 20 Cottages ($145-$165, higher during Masters Week)
    -- #1 and #2 are dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2), cable TV, Wi-Fi
    • 28 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30) – cable TV hookups, Wi-Fi
    • 3 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    • Group Shelter (seats 175, $225)
    Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course (18-Holes) ($44-$49 with cart)
    • 26,650-acre Lake with Swimming Beach (seasonal)


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Fishing and Boating -- ramps, boat rental
    Pontoon Boat Rental
    • Waterskiing
    Rowing (pdf brochure)
    • Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
    • Golf
    • Disc Golf (fee)
    • Bike Rental
    • Lake Swimming (seasonal)
    GeoCaching
    Hiking and Bicycling – 6 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club

Camping & Golf Packages are now available at the park's 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course. Call 1-800-434-0982 or click here for more information.





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Events
First Day Hike
2 PM - 2:30 PM from Jan 1, 2015 until Jan 2, 2015 
Those wishing to increase their metabolism and decrease their waistline are invited to start 2015 with a healthy walk in the woods on January 1, 2015. We have planned a pet-friendly naturalist-guided half-mile fitness hike on our NEW FITNESS TRAIL as part of the natonal “First Day Hikes” movement sponsored by America’s State Parks. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Address/Directions
Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635
Elbert County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.1672220 | W -82.7503970

Located 8 miles northeast of Elberton off Ga. Hwy. 77 on Ruckersville Road.

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Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635 View Details


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Richard B. Russell State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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