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Richard B. Russell Lake
4144 Russell Dam Dr.
Elberton, GA 30635-9271
Phone: (706) 213-3400

See the Richard B. Russell Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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NRMC & PPVC (706) 213-3400

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Located on the Georgia / South Carolina border, 20 miles east of Elberton, GA, and 8 miles west of Calhoun, SC off US 72.

Lake History

Factoid: "Ole Dan Tucker was a grand ole man; He washed his face in a fryin' pan; Combed his hair with a wagon wheel; Died with a tooth ache in his heel!" During the 1700's, this famous folk song was sung by slaves in praise of the Reverend Dan Tucker. He was an early settler of the area and is buried on the Richard B. Russell project.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information. Updated: 3/28/23

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

31 Recreation areas at Richard B. Russell Lake

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Allen Creek Ramp       X            
Beaverdam Marina     X X X          
Beergarden Ramp       X            
Blue Hole Recreation Area       X   P A GS X    
Calhoun Falls Bank Fishing Area           P        
Calhoun Falls State Park E N D   X X X C P A GS X BE H
Coldwater Creek Pier           P        
Coldwater Creek Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dam Fishing Pier           P GS     I M
Dry Fork Creek Ramp       X            
Elbert Ramp       X           M
Felkel Ramp       X            
Gregg Shoals Ramp       X            
Harper's Ferry Ramp       X           Q
Hwy 181 Pier           P        
Jim Rampey Park and Ramp       X     A GS X   M
Latimer Ramp & Pier       X   P        
Manor       X            
Mccalla Natural Area                   Q
Middelton Ramp       X            
Millwood Ramp       X            
Mountain View State Recreation Area       X           M
Pearl Mill Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Richard B. Russell Powerplant Visitor Center                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Richard B. Russell Project Visitor Center             A GS     I M
Richard B. Russell State Park E D   X X     A GS X BE H W
Sander Ferry Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Sc Dam Overlook             A       I M
Shuck Pen Eddy Ramp       X            
Smith Mcgee Ramp       X            
Wilson Creek Access       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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