Richard B. Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Drive
Elberton, GA 30635
Richard B. Russell State Park is located on a 26,500-acre lake, Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of the state’s finest fishing, boating, camping and golfing. All facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility, including the swimming beach.
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.
Don’t miss the newest edition to the park, Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course.
The 6,800-yard course is situated on a peninsula within the state park and the water views are stunning, with 10 of the 18 holes skirting Lake Richard B. Russell.
Disk Golf – Lake Russell State Park has a well-known Disk Golf course and has hosted a number of tournaments. 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. It’s ideal for families and groups. A small fee is required for playing disc golf in Georgia’s State Parks. Learn how to play disc golf by following the link below.
Bobby Brown Park
2509 Bobby Brown State Park Road
Elberton, GA 30635
Bobby Brown Park is located where the old town of Petersburg once thrived during the 1790s, this park is named in memory of Lt. Robert T. Brown, U.S. Navy, who served in the Silent Service (submarine warfare). He and his crew left for a mission, and like many, never returned. Due to the secretive nature of submarine warfare, many of these crews were not reported lost until well after their missions were due to be over, and families waited anxiously for any news. Like most, these men were lost to the sea and are remembered by monuments and parks such as this one.
When water levels are low, visitors can see some of the foundations of the old town and imagine large plantations once flourishing.
The park’s strategic location on the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi provides excellent fishing and water recreation.