Richard B. Russell State Park

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

Site-specific reservations are here! You're now able to reserve your favorite campsite at Richard B. Russell.

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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.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/RichardBRussell

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
• First Time Camper Program
• 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


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Events
Blackwell Bridge Trail Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us at Richard B. Russell State Park on Your State Parks Day and help us beautify our park! We will be focusing on the Blackwell Bridge Trail this year. We will do some bridge inspection and minor repairs and general trail beautification. Admission to the park is free for anyone who volunteers to assist with the projects that day. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
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
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.


Park directions map

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Richard B. Russell State Park
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Richard B. Russell State Park