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Richard B. Russell State Park

Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-213-2045
Golf 706-283-6000

 
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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.

$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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Park Hours:

7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Office Hours:

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Accommodations & Facilities:

• 2,508 Acres
• 20 Cottages ($155–$175, higher during Masters Week) — #1 & #2 are dog friendly ($45/dog, max 2)
• 28 Campsites ($27–$32)
• 3 Picnic Shelters ($35)
• Group Shelter (seats 175, $125–$225)
Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course ($44–$49 with cart)
• 26,650-acre Lake with Swimming Beach — seasonal
• Boat ramps
wireless connection Available in the park office, cottages, campground, & golf course clubhouse

Things To Do & See:

• Fishing
Pontoon Boat Rental — call for reservations
Rowing
• Canoe Rental — seasonal
• Golf
• Disc Golf (fee)
• Bike Rental
• Swimming — seasonal
Geocaching
• Hiking & Biking — 6 miles of trails; Muddy Spokes Club

Nearby Attractions:

Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant
• Elberton Granite Museum
Georgia's Classic South
• Georgia Guidestones
Hart State Park
• Richard B. Russell Dam & Lake
Victoria Bryant State Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Richard B. Russell State Park Business Plan

Muddy Spokes Club


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Events
Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, May 7, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
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Our popular disc golf course and other popular park areas are home to what remains of past homesteads that visitors easily overlook. This Naturalist-led hike will replay in living history how the families lived in previous centuries. An interactive demonstration garden is also planned for a site. Meet at the disc golf course parking area. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Hidden Gem
Crafts for Kids at the Richard B. Russell State Park Beach - Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 21, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Hey kids! Want to learn some fun facts about plants and animals that live here at the park? Join our park Naturalist at the Beach concession stand to make fun crafts that you can take home as we learn. We are celebrating our National Park Trust "Kids to Parks Day." $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Volunteer Work Day and Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
National Trails Day Volunteer Work Day at Richard B. Russell State Park. Participate in this American Hiking Society event by joining a 2-hour Naturalist-guided hike while participating in general trail beautification. We are also celebrating the 85th anniversary for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites! Meet at the Blackwell Bridge trailhead. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Day of Fun at Richard B. Russell State Park - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
June is National Get Outdoors Month! Join us for a day of fun in the sun at Richard B. Russell State Park as we recognize our partnership with the American Recreation Coalition on National Get Outdoors Day. Activities may include an educational fitness hike, disc golf lessons, a treasure hunt, and geocaching lessons. Call for schedule of events.  $5 fee per event $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia
Your State Parks Day - Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join us on Your State Parks Day as a volunteer and participate in a number of fun projects to beautify our park! 706-213-2045.
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Address/Directions
Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635
Elbert County


GPS Coordinates:
N 34.1672220 | W -82.7503970

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

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Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Drive
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Richard B. Russell State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).
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