Richard B Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Rd
Elberton, GA 30635
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Golf, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
Located on a 26,500-acre lake, Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of the states finest fishing and boating. The parks campground and fully equipped cottages are located on or near the waters edge for a relaxing getaway. 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. The park’s new 18-hole golf course, Arrowhead Pointe, is scheduled to open spring 2004. 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 Ruckers Bottom and lies deep within the waters of Lake Richard B. Russell. All park facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility, including the swimming beach.