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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  • 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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  • 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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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

    Facility Amenities

    Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    Group Amenities


    Site Information

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

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park

    Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park

    08/27/2016 - 09/24/2016

    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.


    Saturday, August 27, 2016
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Saturday, September 24, 2016
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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