9 Excellent
Elberton, Georgia

Richard B. Russell State Park

Elberton, Georgia

2650 Russell State Park Dr
Elberton, Georgia  30635
Phone: (706) 213-2045

Sites: 48
Recent Rate: $33 12/2016

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Latitude: 34.178159
Longitude: -82.761158
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
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: 102
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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