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Richard B. Russell State Park

2650 Russell State Park Dr, Elberton, GA 30635-4249
+1 706-213-2045
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Golf Gem in Georgia

This hidden gem deserves more publicity. I simply wanted to play it as I have seen it on best... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
via mobile
Great place for golfers and fishermen alike

We've stayed in this park before in our RV and loved it. The golf course is great. This time we... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Dorothy P
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2650 Russell State Park Dr, Elberton, GA 30635-4249
+1 706-213-2045
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This hidden gem deserves more publicity. I simply wanted to play it as I have seen it on best public courses in the state of Georgia and by gosh it is awesome in every way. Also, it is a fraction of the cost of the...More

Thank Bandit2118
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We've stayed in this park before in our RV and loved it. The golf course is great. This time we needed accommodation for 4 and chose a cottage. Good decision! Very comfortable, 2 bedrooms each with a bathroom, TV with cable, good wifi, a kitchen...More

Thank Dorothy P
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We love going to the park and staying. The cabins are nice and it's an awesome place to hunt! All of the staff are also great!!

1  Thank Msmith718
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Although I have never stayed here, I have friends that have and was able to check out these cabins. Since we only live about a quarter of a mile (as the crow flies) from these cabins, the views are stunning and they are right on...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The golf course here is one of the best courses in the state of Georgia and it seems to be an amazing secret than not many people know about. Bring your boat you will have the lake to yourself.

Thank Mar T
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Yes, we spent 10 days in a cabin on a lake. Sounds kind of boring, doesn't it?? These cabins are beautiful!!! Right on the lake with a boat dock!!! Even though it could be a little chilly in January, the cabin was warm and cozy!...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stayed 2 nights in cabin #8 floor was covered in dirt and bed linens were gritty with dirt. My 3 year old complained he was "itchy" after sleeping in the bed. Refrigerator made a loud humming noise constantly and shower was extremely hot no matter...More

Thank joelroberts79
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We came here for the state park geocache, which is nestled within the park's disc golf course. It was a very windy day that reminded me of times spent on Maui. I was a little worried about walking through the disc golf course but I...More

1  Thank kurokitty
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Spent a nice relaxing weekend at the campgrounds. Nice, clean, great access to the lake. We can't wait for our next trip back!

Thank HC-MPE
Reviewed 24 July 2015

This is a beautiful state park. The setting right on Russell Lake is great. Super place to picnic--nice facility for cookout.

Thank captmorgan40
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28 March 2017|
Response from Msmith718 | Reviewed this property |
We did! It was beautiful!
7 June 2016|
Response from kurokitty | Reviewed this property |
There's a beach with a swimming area (and a handicapped swimming area) near the picnic area. I'd post the state park map but this format here won't let me post web links. The website says swimming is "seasonal."