Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Richard B. Russell State Park

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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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GPS Coordinates:
N 34.1672220 | W -82.7503970

Located 8 miles northeast of Elberton off Ga. Hwy. 77 on Ruckersville Road.

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

Richard B. Russell State Park



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Roving Ask a Naturalist Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Sep 3, 2015 until Jun 2, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
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.
Richard B. Russell Trail Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Does 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... 706-213-2045.
Jeremy Legg

Jerry Cook
706-213-2045  Asst. Park Manager, Richard B. Russell State Park

Keith Whitaker
706-213-2045  Park Manager, Lake Richard B Russell

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