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Richarrd Russell State Park.
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Richarrd Russell State Park.
Description - Located on a 26,500-acre lake, Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of the state's finest fishing and boating. All facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility, including the swimming beach. 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. Connecting trails link most park facilities. 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 Racker's Bottom and lies deep within the waters of Lake Richard B. Russell.

This park is in the piedmont region of Georgia.

Recreation - Amenities offered include a campground with 28 sites, 10 rental cottages, 26,500 acre lake, swimming beach, boat ramps, picnic shelters, canoe and pedal boat rental, 6 mile hiking trail, and a Frisbee golf course.

Climate - Georgia generally experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers.

Location - Located 9 miles northeast of Elberton off Ga. Hwy. 77 on Ruckersville Road

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Filed By: Peggy Mouser (Avon, IN)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We take our family vacation at Richard B. Russell State Park every year. The park employees are all very friendly and helpful. The cottages are wonderful, very clean and cozy. The golf course is fantastic and the fishing is great. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy; we have ages 8 thru 67 in our family and there is never a boring moment!

Filed By: George (Watkinsville, GA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great place, very nice and clean beach area. Water is the best around!!!

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Contact Information:
Richard B. Russel State Park, 2650 Russel State Park Road , Elberton, GA, 30635, Phone: 706-213-2045

Additional Information:
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs - Georgia's Lakes and Reservoirs range from huge reservoirs covering several thousand acres, to small lakes tucked away in the Georgia countryside.

Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website


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