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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.
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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 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)
    Available in the park office, cottages, campground, & golf course clubhouse



THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Fishing and Boating -- ramps, boat rental
    Pontoon Boat Rental - Call (706) 213-2045 to make reservations
    Rowing (pdf brochure)
    • Canoe 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 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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Valentine's Day Hike at Richard B. Russell State Park
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Bring your Valentine and join our Park Naturalist on a stroll on our trails and you will leave refreshed and loving nature! We will be looking for signs of Spring and observe how our animal friends at the park are preparing for their new arrivals! Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water to drink. Chocolates will be provided. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
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Our popular disc golf course is home to what remains of past homesteads that visitors easily overlook. This Natualist-led hike will replay in living history how the families lived in previous centuries. An interactive demonstration garden is also planned for the site. Meet at the disc golf course parking area. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Crafts for Kids at the Richard B. Russell State Park Beach
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Hey kids! Want to learn some fun facts about plants and animals that live here at the park? Join our park Naturalist at the Beach concession stand to make fun crafts that you can take home as we learn. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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National Trails Day at Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
National Trails Day Volunteer Work Day at Richard B. Russell State Park. Join us for a 2-hour Naturalist-guided hike while participating in general trail beautification. Meet at the Blackwell Bridge trailhead. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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National Get Outdoors Day - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Join the park Naturalist to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at Richard B. Russell State Park. Activities may include an educational fitness hike, disc golf lessons, a treasure hunt, and geocaching lessons. Please call the park office for activity schedule.  $5 fee per event $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Kid's Crafts at the Beach - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Hey kids! Join the park Naturalist at the Beach concession stand to learn about different plant and animal environments in the park and take home some fun gifts for dad for Father's Day. The theme today will be "Forest Fathers."  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Your State Parks Day - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us on Your State Parks Day as a volunteer and participate in a number of fun projects to beautify our park! 706-213-2045.
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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
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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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