Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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.

    • 2,508 Acres
    • 20 Cottages ($155-$175, 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-$32) – cable TV hookups, Wi-Fi
    • 3 Picnic Shelters ($35)
    • Group Shelter (seats 175, $125 - $225)
    Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course (18-Holes) ($44-$49 with cart)
    • 26,650-acre Lake with Swimming Beach (seasonal)

    • Fishing and Boating -- ramps, boat rental
    Pontoon Boat Rental - Call (706) 213-2045 to make reservations
    • Waterskiing
    Rowing (pdf brochure)
    • Canoe Rental (seasonal)
    • Golf
    • Disc Golf (fee)
    • Bike Rental
    • Lake Swimming (seasonal)
    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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Roving Ask a Naturalist Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Sep 3, 2015 until Jun 2, 2016 
Find our roving Naturalist at Richard B. Russell State Park every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. to get all your questions answered about the park and its resources and the natural history of the area. For more information, please call the park office at 706-213-2045. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Guided Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe Saturday Naturalist-led hike is a great introduction to park history and amenities as well as the natural beauty and history of the area. Meet at the Blackwell Bridge Trailhead (Beach parking area) to join the hike. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Kid's Crafts at the Beach
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the park Naturalist at the Beach concession stand to learn about different plant and animal environments in the park and take home some fun crafts. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Richard B. Russell Trail Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaDoes your organization need a volunteer project? Do you love nature and are looking for a way to get involved? This is YOUR day! Enrich your experience at the park by joining our Naturalist for an educational hike while we beautify our trails. Volunteers may pick up the day’s schedule and complimentary parking pass at the park office. 706-213-2045.
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.

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

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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