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.


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



Summer Junior Ranger Program
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 5, 2016 until Jul 7, 2016 
Presenter/Location: Richard B. Russell State Park
Learn about our park and nature during this day camp. Enjoy fun in the outdoors and earn special badges while becoming a Jr. Ranger. Register in advance.  $10 to $30. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 10 PM to 11 PM
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
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.
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

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