Northeast Georgia Mountains / Elberton

Richard B. Russell State Park

2650 Russell State Park Dr.
Elberton, GA 30635

706-213-2045 | 800-864-7275
  • Cottage at Richard B. Russell

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  • Disc Golf Course at Richard B. Russell

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  • Richard B. Russell

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  • Picnic Shelter at Richard B. Russell

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  • Camping at Richard B. Russell

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  • Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Richard B. Russell

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  • Beach Swimming at Richard B. Russell

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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.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00


    Golf on Site , Nature Trails

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Facility Amenities

    Lodging On Site, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup, Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Halloween Haunted Trail

    Halloween Haunted Trail

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Come out and see what is haunting our woods on October 21, 2017. The park will again host the Haunted Trail. Little ones meet in the beach parking lot at 6:45 p.m. for a toned-down version of our haunted trail. We will have treats waiting at the Group Shelter at the end of the trail and hay rides back to the beach parking lot.

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