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Offering some of the best boating and fishing in the US, Richard B. Russell State Park is a popular Georgia State Park open all year, that offers folks the chance to go motorhome camping nearby. The area of the state park covers 2508 acres and sits on the edge of the large 26,650 acres Russell Lake. Visitors to the park will be able to enjoy a huge range of activities, including a swimming beach, picnic shelters, golf and sporting facilities, a rowing area, and a large campsite. In 1980, several Indian sites were evacuated near the park, meaning that the Paleo Indians once lived in the area.
A great thing about Richard B. Russell State Park that sets it apart from other state parks nearby is the fact that it has been designed for wheelchair accessibility, something that encourages many people to rent an RV Elbert County year after year. The state park is located very close to some great attractions and towns such as Elberton, GA, Anderson, SC, and Athens, GA.
One of the best ways to see the local wildlife at Richard B. Russell State Park is to take the nature trail that hugs the shore of the lake. The walk is pleasant and easy and will take you to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area, before taking you through a woodland area and then back to the beach. If you don’t fancy walking, another great way to see the park is on a bike, and there are 6 miles to bike trails to enjoy. Either bring your own in your RV rental or rent one directly from the park.
Ideal for the energetic and competitive is the well-kept disc golf course located within the park. Metal baskets dot the landscape, meaning it is a good way to explore the park at the same time. As this sport is easy to learn, it is ideal for families and groups of friends who are camping at Richard B. Russell State Park. The more serious golfers can take to the park’s 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course, one of the most popular in the state.
With such a large and scenic lake adjacent to the park, it is hardly surprising that many of the recreational activities enjoyed here are water-based. If you don’t own your own boat, kayaks, canoes, and pontoon boats can all be rented from around the shore. There is nothing better than a relaxing afternoon spent on the water, and the boats provide a great way to fully explore the coastline.
There is a well-equipped campground directly in Richard B. Russell State Park, right against the water’s edge, making for a very scenic spot to spend the night. With only 27 tents, trailer and RV campsites, it is a very desirable state park RV campground.
There are lots of other campgrounds in the immediate area, but a good choice is Sunset Ridge Campground, which is just a short drive away. It is one of the newest campgrounds in the area and is still located around Lake Russell. The goal of the park is to provide a peaceful and relaxing setting for all those who choose to rent a camper near Richard B. Russell State Park. Facilities include premium RV sites, hot showers, laundry facilities, and a swimming pool.
When you are traveling with the kids, a great place to take them for a day trip is Funolpolis Family Fun Center. There is so much to do all in one place where all aged children can be catered for. Some of the most popular attractions include the large arcade, the bumper boats, and bumper cars, go-karts, bowling, a variety of inflatables, rock wall, and lots more. Why not make a whole day of it and take part in several activities before grabbing a bite to eat?
One of the best ways to see the scenic landscape is to head to Stone Mountain Park, an area of stunning natural beauty. As well as the park itself, there are plenty of attractions and activities to take part in when there, such as an interactive Dinosaur encounter, where you come face to face with 20 life-sized dinosaurs, visit the Stone Mountain Museum and learn more about the area, and meet the animals at the farmyard.
Located just a short drive from Richard B. Russell State Park is Elberton Granite Museum, a fascinating place to visit that features an array of historical exhibits, artifacts, and educational displays. Visitors are free to explore the three tiers of self-guided displays and learn more about how granite is used. You’ll be able to see some unique granite products and well as some antique granite tools.