Richard B. Russell State Park

New! Site-specific reservations are coming! You’ll be able to reserve your favorite campsite at Richard B Russell beginning August 1st, 2016.

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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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

N 34.1672220 | W -82.7503970
Located 8 miles northeast of Elberton off Highway 77 on Ruckersville Road.


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


  34.167222
Richard B. Russell State Park

 


Phone
706-213-2045
706-283-6000

Attachments
Pontoon Rate Flyer 2015 (PDF)
Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
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
Blackwell Bridge Trail Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
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... 706-213-2045.
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Contacts
Jeremy Legg
706-213-2174 

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

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