Richard B. Russell Lake
Richard B. Russell State Park: Located on a 26,500-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. 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 18-hole championship golf course, Arrowhead Pointe, was named 2nd Best New Affordable Public Course in America by Golf Digest in 2005. The course features a LEED Certified clubhouse, golf pro, and junior/senior citizen discounts. 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. All park facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility, including the swimming beach.
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
Located 8 miles northeast of Elberton off Ga. Hwy. 77 on Ruckersville Road.
28 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25) - cable TV hookups
17 Cottages ($110-$120)
Cottages #1 and #2 are dog friendly cottages
3 Picnic Shelters ($30)
Group Shelter (seats 175, $200)
Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course (18-Holes) ($41-$46 with cart)
Lake and Swimming Beach
Fishing and Boating
Waterskiing and Rowing
Canoe and Pedal Boat Rental
Hiking and Bicycling - 6 miles of trails
Two marinas with gas docks, pump-out station, boat slips, restaurant and boat storage
Oak, hickory, sweetgum, flowering dogwood, and black gum.Dense stands of redcedar. Numerous small, protected coves.