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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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 2,508 Acres
• 20 Cottages ($155–$175, higher during Masters Week) — #1 & #2 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 28 Campsites ($27–$32)
• 3 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 175, $125–$225)
Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course ($44–$49 with cart)
• 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
Rowing
• 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

Richard B. Russell State Park Business Plan

Muddy Spokes Club


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Events
Summer Junior Ranger Program
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 5, 2016 until Jul 7, 2016 
Learn about our park and nature during this day camp. Enjoy fun in the outdoors and earn special badges while becoming a Jr. Ranger. Register in advance.  $10 to $30. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Paleolithic Park - Hidden Gems at Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
We’ll continue a season of exploration with a Park Naturalist-led hike that will take visitors to the site of a Paleolithic village. We will walk along the trail that they could have walked from the village to the highest point in the park, which holds ancient cultural significance. Meet at the Blackwell Bridge trailhead in the beach parking lot. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Hidden Gem
Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 10 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Our popular disc golf course and other park areas are home to what remains of past sites and homesteads that visitors easily overlook. This Naturalist-led hike will replay in living history how the families lived in previous centuries. Meet at the disc golf course parking area. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Hidden Gem
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 Highway 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, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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