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.

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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Phone
706-213-2045
706-283-6000

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
We will be hiding 500 Easter Eggs as well as 10 Golden Eggs on the disc golf course. If you are lucky enough to find a Golden Egg you will win an Easter Surprise! We will have two age groups: 5 and under and ages 6-12. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Introduction to Canoeing
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Join us for a ranger lead canoeing class. We will go over the parts of a canoe and how to safely move through the water, before enjoying an evening paddle on Lake Russell. Meet at the beach area. Limited space available... $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Soak It In
Tri the Parks Triathlon
Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 7:30 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
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.
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