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.


GPS Coordinates:

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

2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635
Elbert County



Weird Woods - Halloween Hike
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
It's getting dark in the woods. Be brave children of the night and come with us to explore our trail after the sun goes down. Who knows what might be hanging around? Make no bones about it, we'll have a lot of fun. Park your brooms at the Beach parking lot and meet at the Blackwell Bridge Trailhead... $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia
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