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Richard B Russell Olympic MonumentLocated on Richard B. Russell lake, this 2508-acre 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.

Park Amenities & Activities
- 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. Bullet28 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28) – cable TV hookups, Wi-Fi Bullet20 cottages with cable TV and Wi-Fi - some are dog friendly Bullet3 picnic shelters Bullet1 group shelter that seats 175 people BulletDisc golf (fee) BulletArrowhead Point Golf Course (18-Holes) Bullet pro shop and Junior/Senior citizen golf discount Bullet 26,500-acre Richard B. Russell Lake BulletCanoe & Pedal Boat Rental (seasonal) BulletRowing area BulletFishing ramps BulletBoat ramps BulletWater-skiing BulletSwimming beach at lake BulletGeoCaching BulletBike Rental Bullet all facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility Bullet 6 miles of iking and Bicycling trails. A nature trail follows the shoreline to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area. Trail loops through the adjoining woods and returns to the beach area. H– 6 miles of trails, Muddy Spokes Club
Picnic Shelters
Lakeside pavilion at Richard B Russell State ParkPicnic Shelters #1 and #3: Open-sided covered shelter, located near swimming beach. Each shelter has a large grill, lights, and water. Must vacate the shelter by 9:45 pm. Canoe and paddle boat rentals at beach area. No lifeguard on duty at swimming beach. Maximum 25 vehicles per site.

ADA Shelter: Open-sided covered accessible shelter, located near swimming beach. Shelter has a large grill, lights, and water. Must vacate the shelter by 9:45 pm. Canoe and paddle boat rentals at beach area. No lifeguard on duty at swimming beach. Maximum 25 vehicles per site.
Lake at Richard B Russell State Park
35 foot Campsites hold the following equipment: 1 tent, 2 tents, a pop-up trailer, a trailer up to 35', or a motorhome up to 35'. Waterfront campsites are first come, first served. Each site has water, 20 and 30 amp electrical service, cable hookup, picnic table, grill, and fire ring. The comfort station has washer/dryer. Maximum 6 people per site. Maximum 2 vehicles per site.
17 Lakefront two bedroom cottages. Each bedroom has two double beds and one full bath. Sleeps 8. Bed and bath linens provided. Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker and microwave. Fireplace (wood not provided) heat/AC. Cable TV. No phone. Screened porch. Picnic table and grill outside.
Group Shelter
Enclosed shelter. Located near waters edge. Has restrooms, folding tables and chairs, fans and large grassy playing area. A $100 clean up/damage deposit will be charged upon check in. Check or credit card only, cash will not be accepted. All visitors are required to have parkpass.
Hours and Fees
Park Hours - 7 am - 10 pm - $5 Parking Fee
Contact, Address and Driving Directions Info
Park Phone - 706-213-2045 at 8 am - 5 pm - Camp & Cottage Reservations: 1-800-864-7275 - Address: 2650 Russell State Park Rd., Elberton Georgia 30635 - GPS Coordinates: N 34.1672220 and W -82.7503970 - Park Facilities Map
Reservations Cancellation Policy
Hiking at Richard B Russell State ParkCancellation of a reservation must be made at least 3 days prior to the date of arrival in order to receive a refund. A cancellation/handling fee per reservation will be charged. Changes in arrival date made less than 3 days prior to the scheduled arrival will constitute a cancellation and forfeit of the deposit. 7-14 day Cottage Reservation Guidelines: All cancellations received 30 days in advance will receive deposit refund minus the cancellation fee per facility.

If a customer requests to cancel less then 30 days in advance but before 72 hours of arrival, the customer may request refund in witting to the site. If cottage is rebooked for the time period originally reserved, site will have Customer Service issue a full refund to the customer minus the cancellation fee. If reservation is cancelled within 72 hours of arrival date no refund of the one night deposit will be given. Deposits are required for all reservations. Credit card deposits are posted when the reservation is made.

Check-in - Check-in is between 1 pm and 10 pm and check-out is before 1 pm. Campers must register and present a reservation confirmation before setting up. If you do not arrive on the first night of your stay, you will be counted as a no-show, your reservation will be cancelled, and you will forfeit your deposit.

Reservation Changes (Changes in arrival dates, transfers, etc.) You may make one change without a charge, provided a 3-day notice is given. Additional changes will incur a per reservation handling fee.

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