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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.

Volunteer Work Day and Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 2 PM - 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Day of Fun at Richard B. Russell State Park - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM - 4 PM

Your State Parks Day - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635


GPS Coordinates:

N 34.1672220 | W -82.7503970

Located 8 miles northeast of Elberton off Highway 77 on Ruckersville Road.

(706) 213-2045
(706) 283-6000

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