Northeast Georgia Mountains / Elberton

Bobby Brown Park

2509 Bobby Brown State Park Rd.
Elberton, GA 30635

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Whether your interest is camping, water sports, fishing, or just enjoying a bit of the great outdoors, Bobby Brown Park offers a beautiful, natural setting to explore.  Formerly, Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area, the park was obtained in 2015 through a lease agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  The park is operated by the Elbert County Government through Elbert County Parks and Recreation.

Located on 665 acres in Elbert County, Bobby Brown Park offers access to the 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake (the second-largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River).

Located where the old town of Petersburg thrived during the 1790's, the park is named in memory of Navy Lt. Robert T. Brown who gave his life in World War II.  Petersburg was situated where the Broad and Savannah rivers flow into the Clarks Hill Reservoir.  When water levels are low, visitors can see some foundations of the town.

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

    Annual Pass $30

    Parking Pass Fee $3


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup

    50 Amp Elec Hookup

    Number of Sites: 25

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Pull-thru Sites

    Tenters Welcome

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • 2nd Annual Petersburg Rendezvous

    2nd Annual Petersburg Rendezvous

    11/09/2018 - 11/10/2018

    Come join us for the 2nd Annual Petersburg Rendezvous, bringing over 200+ years of Georgia history to life, with Revolutionary War, Civil War, and Cowboy encampments, Heirloom vendors, primitive craftsmen, and period demonstrators. Come walk through time with us and relive some of the most pivotal times in American history. See how men, women, and children lived as they traveled on the road to war. See women cooking the evening meal over an open fire, and men practicing their hawk throwing sk... read more