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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  • Beach Swimming at Richard B. Russell

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  • RBR Lake

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  • Picnic Shelter at Richard B. Russell

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  • Camping at Richard B. Russell

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  • Disc Golf Course at Richard B. Russell

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  • Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course 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

    Activities

    Golf on Site

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Dump Station, Number of Sites, Pull-thru Sites, RVs Permitted, Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • State Parks Day means Free Disc Golf Day

    State Parks Day means Free Disc Golf Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    In honor of Your State Parks Day, Richard B. Russell State Park invites you to try a round of Disc Golf on us.

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  • State Parks Day Nature Hike

    State Parks Day Nature Hike

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Meet in the beach parking lot near the Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail Trailhead to experience the natural history of Richard B. Russell State Park and Lake Richard B. Russell. Park Volunteer Biologist and Naturalist, Elizabeth Hill, will guide you on a one-hour hike along Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. She will discuss the flora, fauna, ecology and history of Lake and State Park Richard B. Russell.

     

    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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