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Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake

Recreation Areas - Visitor's Center

 

 
Welcome

 

Russell Dam & Lake Office & Visitor Center

4144 Russell Dam Drive

Elberton, Georgia 30635

Phone: (706) 213-3400  or 1-800-944-7207


Hours

 

For your convenience, the visitor center is open:
       weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
       weekends from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.


Directions

 

From Georgia – From the city of Elberton, Georgia, follow GA Hwy 72 (towards Calhoun Falls, SC) about 12 miles. Turn right and travel about 3 miles on Bobby Brown State Park Road. Turn left and travel about .4 miles on Russell Dam Drive. The Russell Visitor’s Center is located on the left at 4144 Russell Dam Drive.

From South Carolina – From the city of Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, follow SC Hwy 72 (towards Elberton, GA) about 4 miles. Turn left and travel about 3 miles on Bobby Brown State Park Road. Turn left and travel about .4 miles on Russell Dam Drive. The Russell Visitor’s Center is located on the left at 4144 Russell Dam Drive.


Facilities

 

Brochures, maps, displays, and information about Lake Russell, including wildlife, water safety, and shoreline management as well as historical, archaeological, and natural resource management displays.

Services

Have a Question? The visitor center has a manned information desk to answer your questions and to assist you in having an enjoyable experience at Lake Russell.

You may also want to obtain or purchase:

    *The Golden Age/Golden Access Pass Program has been replaced with the "America the Beautiful" Senior/Access Pass Program.  Golden Age/Golden Access passes are still valid and do not need to be replaced unless lost or stolen.


Nearby

Russell Dam and Powerplant.
Located approximately .5 mile from the Visitor Center on Russell Dam Drive. The dam and powerplant was built from 1974 – 1984 for the purposes of power production, incidental flood control, recreation, additional stream flow regulation, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Learn more about Russell Dam and Powerplant. The dam and powerplant is closed to the public except for tours of 10 or more people.