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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Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.1672220 | W -82.7503970

Located 8 miles northeast of Elberton off Ga. Hwy. 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

Valentine's Day Hike at Richard B. Russell State Park
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Bring your Valentine and join our Park Naturalist on a stroll on our trails and you will leave refreshed and loving nature! We will be looking for signs of Spring and observe how our animal friends at the park are preparing for their new arrivals! Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water ... $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, May 28, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Our popular disc golf course is home to what remains of past homesteads that visitors easily overlook. This Naturalist-led hike will replay in living history how the families lived in previous centuries. An interactive demonstration garden is also planned for the site... $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Crafts for Kids at the Richard B. Russell State Park Beach
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Hey kids! Want to learn some fun facts about plants and animals that live here at the park? Join our park Naturalist at the Beach concession stand to make fun crafts that you can take home as we learn. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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National Trails Day at Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
National Trails Day Volunteer Work Day at Richard B. Russell State Park. Join us for a 2-hour Naturalist-guided hike while participating in general trail beautification. Meet at the Blackwell Bridge trailhead. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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National Get Outdoors Day - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Join the park Naturalist to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at Richard B. Russell State Park. Activities may include an educational fitness hike, disc golf lessons, a treasure hunt, and geocaching lessons. Please call the park office for activity schedule.  $5 fee per event $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Kid's Crafts at the Beach - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Hey kids! Join the park Naturalist at the Beach concession stand to learn about different plant and animal environments in the park and take home some fun gifts for dad for Father's Day. The theme today will be "Forest Fathers."  $2 plus $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
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Your State Parks Day - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
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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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

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