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Richard B Russell Lake In Georgia

Richard B Russell Lake, Georgia

Boating, camping and fishing.

A boating and recreation paradise, Richard B Russell Lake is a 26,650-acre reservoir located on the eastern GA border with SC. All types of water sports and on-shore activities are centered around the 540 miles of shoreline of Russell Lake. Richard B Russell State Park, along with a couple dozen other areas around the lake has boat launch facilities, access for shoreline fishing, campgrounds, RV spaces and picnic areas. But the real attraction here is the fishing. The lake supports both warm-water species and cold-water species of fish. Bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch and striped bass all thrive here. Canoes, kayaks and fishing from the bank are all popular here.

Richard B Russell Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Richard B Russell State Park Campground - 706 213-2045

Pine-Der-Rosa Cabins & RV Campground - 706 213-1708

Broad River Campground - 706 359-2053

Sunset Ridge Campground - 706 988-8091

Richard B Russell Lake Map


Fish species found in Richard B Russell Lake include largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, white perch, yellow perch and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Striped bass

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Local Contact Information

Lake Russell
Richard B Russell State Park
2650 Russell State Park Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
706 213-2045

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