Richard B. Russell State Park

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

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"Come stay and play at Richard B. Russell State Park where you can toss a disc, throw a hook, play a round at a top ranked golf course in the U.S., recreate on the water or relax beside the peaceful shores of Lake Richard B. Russell where agrarian people settled along the Savannah River watershed."

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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.

Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 2,508 Acres
• 20 Cottages — #1 & #2 are dog friendly ($50/dog, max 2)
• 28 Campsites
• 3 Picnic Shelters
• Group Shelter (seats 150)
Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course
Meeting Room (seats 80)
• 26,650-acre Lake with Swimming Beach — seasonal
• Boat ramps
wireless connection Available in the park office, cottages, campground, & golf course clubhouse

Things To Do & See:

• Fishing
Pontoon Boat Rental — call for reservations
• Canoe Rental — seasonal
• Golf
• Disc Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental
• Swimming — seasonal
• Geocaching
• Hiking & Biking — 6 miles of trails
• Muddy Spokes Club

Nearby Attractions:

Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant
• Elberton Granite Museum
Georgia's Classic South
• Georgia Guidestones
Hart State Park
• Richard B. Russell Dam & Lake
Victoria Bryant State Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Make a Reservation
Tri the Parks Triathlon
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 7:30 AM to 11 AM
Events consist of swim, bike and run courses at the park and the surrounding community. This is the 17th annual race at the park and draws almost 300 athletes from across Georgia, South Carolina and beyond. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Solar Eclipse Paddle
Monday, Aug 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Join us for a paddle on Lake Russel to view the Eclipse where we will be in total darkness around 2:30pm. Participants will receive a pair of glasses. Meet at 1pm at the Rowing Ramp area. Limited to first 10 registrants. Call or e-mail Jamie Madden, to reserve your spot!  $25 plus $5 parking. 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 Highway 77 on Ruckersville Road.

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

Richard B. Russell State Park