Richard B. Russell State Park

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Richard B. Russell State Park, December 2016

Richard B. Russell State Park is a 2,508 acre (10.15 km2) state park located on the shore of Richard B. Russell Lake in Elbert County, Georgia. The park features the 18-hole Arrowhead Golf Course, as well as picnic shelters and a swimming beach.


  • 2,508 Acres
  • 28 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites – cable TV hookups
  • 17 Cottages
  • Lake and Swimming Beach
  • Rowing Area
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
  • Group Shelter
  • 18-Hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course and Pro Shop
  • 27-Hole Disc Golf Course

1996 Summer Olympics

Memorial for 1996 Olympic Training Facility at Richard B. Russell State Park, Elberton, GA.

The town of Elberton, Georgia and Elbert County contributed to the 1996 Summer Olympics by developing a facility to train at Lake Russell for athletes from Canada, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Japan, Moldavia, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Walter McNeely spear-headed the effort and was an Olympic Torchbearer in the 1996 Summer Olympics torch relay. A Pavillion at the Park is named in his memory. [1]


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Latitude and Longitude:

34°10′17″N 82°44′48″W / 34.17146°N 82.74665°W / 34.17146; -82.74665