RICHARD B. RUSSELL STATE PARK, GA

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...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Aug 26 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

ParkPass is available at the park office or by calling (770) 389-7401.
Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay.
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RICHARD B RUSSELL GROUP SHELTER Group Shelter 175 Accessible
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RICHARD B RUSSELL PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 50
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RICHARD B RUSSELL PICNIC SHELTERS Picnic Shelter 50 Accessible
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RICHARD B. RUSSELL COTTAGES SUN - SUN Cottage 8
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

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.

Recreation:

Fishing and Boating -- ramps, boat rental
Waterskiing
Rowing
Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal)
Golf
Disc Golf (fee)
Beach Volleyball
Lake Swimming (seasonal)
GeoCaching
Hiking and Bicycling – 6 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club

Facilities:

2,508 Acres
20 Cottages ($145-$185, higher during Masters Week) - #1 and #2 are dog friendly ($45 fee, max 2)
28 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30) – cable TV hookups
3 Picnic Shelters ($40)
Group Shelter (seats 175, $225)
Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course (18-Holes) ($44-$49 with cart)
26,650-acre Lake with Swimming Beach (seasonal)

Nearby Attractions:

Bobby Brown State Outdoor Recreation Area
Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant
Elberton Granite Museum
Georgia's Classic South
Georgia Guidestones
Hart State Outdoor Recreation Area
Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake
Victoria Bryant State Park
Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Booking Window

Campsite Electric

Sat Jul 26 2014 - Wed Aug 26 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Cottage

Mon Jul 28 2014 - Wed Aug 26 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Group Shelter

Mon Jul 28 2014 - Wed Aug 26 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Picnic Shelter

Mon Jul 28 2014 - Wed Aug 26 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 13 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • ADA accessible
  • Beach
  • Bike Rentals
  • Biking
  • Biking Trails
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Cable Hook-Up
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Coin Laundry
  • Comfort Station
  • Disc Golf
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Host Site
  • Information Center
  • Parking
  • Pedal Boats
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Washer/Dryer
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Picnic Shelter $40.00
Group Shelter $225.00
Cottage $145.00-$185.00
Campsite Electric $30.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Picnic Shelter $40.00
Group Shelter $225.00
Cottage $145.00-$185.00
Campsite Electric $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.16667, -82.74556
34°10'0"N, 82°44'44"W

From Elberton: Take Hwy 77 north to Ruckersville Road (approx. 2 miles). Turn Right onto Ruckersville Road. (Church will be on your left), proceed 8 miles to park entrance on right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RICHARD B. RUSSELL STATE PARK
2650 RUSSELL STATE PARK DRIVE
ELBERTON  GA  30635

Phone Number:

Information:  (706)213-2045
Additional Information
Special Events

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Every August. from Jan 03 2013 to Dec 31 2050
  • Every April. from Jan 03 2013 to Dec 31 2050
  • Every January. from Jan 03 2013 to Dec 31 2050
  • Friday before July 4th. (Anually) from Jan 03 2013 to Dec 31 2050
  • September - Weekend after Labor Day (Anually) from Jan 03 2013 to Dec 31 2050