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Richard B. Russell State Park

Elberton, Georgia


2650 Russell State Park Dr
Elberton, Georgia 30635
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 48
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.17816
Longitude: -82.76116

Elevation: 607' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed staying here, we tried Disc golf for the first time and really enjoyed it. Husband played golf, he said golf course was good. The park in very well maintained and the office staff was very friendly and helpful. We will visit this park again. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are stores about 15 minutes from the state park

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

As most state parks, the park is older with short sites and a few that will accommodate long RV's. We were lucky to reserve a pull through site that was spacious enough for our 34 foot 5th wheel, however not very level as it was on a hill. The site was shaded, and a very nice gravel deck area that extended into the woods with a partial view of the lake. Our site was toward the end of the campground and very private. The park offers very nice trails, a pretty lake beach and an adjoining golf course. The park is somewhat well kept although hubby picked up some small trash on our site when we arrived. As others have stated, the golf course is challenging and very pretty. The back nine extends on a finger on the lake. There are no homes on the lake shores so you have a nice "out in the wilderness" feel. We had no phone service. A washer and dryer is available at 75 cents each. Washer did OK but dryer not the best. A great place to get away from it all. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you golf, take advantage of the beautiful and challenging Arrowhead Golf Course on site.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The park had a lot of activities available. Our lot was overlooking the beautiful lake. The site was good, but a little small to back into. Our main concern was that the camp host did not respond to barking dogs two sites away. Three dogs were leashed to a pole all weekend. They barked night and day. The owners did not respond to their barking nor did the park host. Night and day the dogs barked which ruined the serenity of our camping experience. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of activities available. The golf course is beautiful but challenging. Many people were fishing and kayaking in the lake.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here after Christmas along with 7 other campers and two camp hosts. Very nice lots with pea gravel and railroad ties. Cable and wifi at each site. Gray water dump about every other site. Warm restrooms with laundry available. Camp host constantly working on improvements and pleasant. Sites have moveable picnic tables, light posts wood deck railings and most have boat dock as well. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Park has 20 cabins on lake, disc golf, 18 hole golf course, playgrounds, maintained hiking paths boat ramps and fish cleaning stations. Very nice campground. Park has pull they and back in as well as boat trailer parking lot. Saw 5ers and motorhomes.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful surprise. This is a small quiet campground on the lake. Great boat access with a ramp in the campground. Lots of activities for the whole family. Golf course, Frisbee golf course, hiking, biking, and swimming. We loved it. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is really geared for people who like to fish. Several campers also had boats, mostly pontoons, docked near their sites. There are only a few sites that easily accommodate large rigs. We drove through twice to find one for our 30' fifth wheeler. But the one we picked out, number 9, was a little easier to back into and I still had about 20' behind the camper and 15' in front after stopping. Landscaping is nice and the bathrooms were very clean. There are no newspapers, no Internet access and no cell phone coverage at all. If you need to stay in touch with civilization, this is not for you. We stayed for one cold night and moved on to our next stop. This park is off the beaten path and not near any interstates. Do a little planning to get there because our Tom Tom GPS was wanting to send us down dirt roads (not acceptable). We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The pull-through site I selected was very level, with small-sized gravel as a ground cover. (I consider this a plus, because it's easier to walk on). Electric and cable hookups worked very well. Large gravel covers the hiking paths, so if you plan to do serious walking, you'll want shoes that will protect you from the chunkier stones. That said, you can get in plenty of mileage just staying on the roadway. The water level at this lake wasn't as low as at some of the other state parks (e.g., Tugaloo & Mistletoe), which boaters will appreciate. If you come with a squirrel-crazy dog, be forewarned: there are a lot of "tree rats" around! The front office personnel were some of the friendliest I've met in any of the Georgia state parks, and there was plenty of heat in the restroom. The washer and dryer are in an enclosed room (not outside), and even though the dryer is the economy-kind (where a load only costs 75 cents), it dried a huge load of laundry which included denim pants. The only drawbacks: I couldn't get cellphone service, and my Internet Aircard didn't get a signal, either. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

There are not very many sites, but they are well spaced and shady. The restrooms and showers were clean and well lit. Everyone was friendly. Their is a really nice swimming beach with a sandy area and no wake zone. Several playgrounds and boat ramps. And the golf course was excellent - beautiful views, hilly and challenging without being impossible. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Small campground in state park facility. Tight alleys in some spots. Big rigs not recommended. Great golf course if that is your thing. We camped at Richard B. Russell State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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