Richard B. Russell State Park, Elberton, GA
2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635
RATES: $5 parking pass or Annual passes available.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 1pm/Check out at 11am
ACCESS: 7 am - 10 pm.
MAPS: At Entry Gate
SITES: 28 Campsites
PULL THRUS: a few
PICNIC SHELTERS: 3
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Disc Golf Course and Traditional Golf Course, Pro shop and Swimming Beach. Terrible phone reception.
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Elberton Granite Museum
Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of Georgia's best fishing and boating. There is camping and fully equipped cottages near the water's edge. The park is well-known for its disc golf course and traditional 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course.
In 1980 several Indian sites were excavated near the park before the lake was filled. This indicated that Paleo-Indians lived in the area more than 10,000 years ago. This area is now called Rucker's Bottom and lies deep with in the waters of Lake Richard B. Russell.
Bring your boat for fishing or rent a canoe or Pedal Boat to enjoy the lake. If hiking or biking is what you enjoy then try the 6 miles of trails by the Muddy Spokes Club. The nature trail follows the shoreline to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area then loops through the woods and returns to the beach.
The prices for accommodations are:
• 20 Cottages ($145-$165, higher during Masters Week)
• 3 Picnic Shelters ($40)
• Group Shelter (seats 175, $205)
• Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course (18-Holes) ($44-$49 with cart)
• 26,650-acre Lake with Swimming Beach (seasonal)
We did not camp here and cannot give our personal recommendation but we did drive through and take pictures and talk to the ranger. This park is well off the interstate and we were told it was a favorite park for locals.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
Travel north on I-85 to exit 160. Travel 39.8 miles
Turn right onto GA-51E toward Elberton/Royston. Travel 9.9 miles
Turn right onto GA-145 S. Travel 1.2 miles
Turn left onto US-29N/GA-8. Travel 3.0 miles
Turn right onto /Church St/GA-17. Travel 19.5 miles
Turn left not N Oliver St/GA-77. Travel 1.2 miles
Turn slight right onto Ruckersville Road. Travel 7.9 miles
Turn right onto Russell State Park Drive. Travel .7 miles
N 34.1672220 | W -82.7503970
Link to google map here
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