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Large Land Tract Purchased

Large Land Tract Purchased

June 25, 2019 - Mayor Larry L. Guest of Elberton announced today that the City of Elberton is expanding the Elberton Industrial Park.  Mayor Guest stated that he and the Elberton City Council unanimously approved purchasing 165 acres of land adjacent to the existing...

New Board Seated

New Board Seated

The new Development Authority Board of Directors held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2019 at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College.  The board elected Greg Gunter as Chair and Dr. Andrea Daniel as Vice Chair.  Kevin Eavenson from the...

Authority Charter Amended

Authority Charter Amended

In June 2019, the governments of Elbert County renewed their long-standing commitment to Economic Development in Elbert County by updating and amending the activating resolution for the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman.  The Authority was...

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Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course-Elbert County

Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course

Named Second Best Public Course in the United States by Golf Digest, Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course is proud of its sloping greens, tree lined fairways and access to Lake Russell. Ten of eighteen holes have lake views.

  • 12 miles from Elberton, GA
  • Holes: 18
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Yardage: 6861

A pro shop and restaurant greet golfers as well as a driving range.

For more information or to book a tee time.

Lake Activities

Beaverdam Marina-Elbert County


Boat Repair, Docks, Dry Docks, Seasonal Restaurant

A full-service marina-family owned and operated.

More information…


Richard B. Russell State Park-Elbert County

Fishing, Boating, Swimming Beach, Nature Trails, Disc Golf, 20 Cottages, 28 Campsites, 3 Picnic Shelters

Lake stays within 5 feet of full-pool at all times.

Located on a 26,650-acre lake, Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of the state’s finest fishing and boating. The park’s campground and fully equipped cottages are located on or near the water’s edge for a relaxing getaway. Most park facilities are designed for wheelchair accessibility, including the swimming beach. A nature trail follows the shoreline to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area, loops through the adjoining woods and returns to the beach.

This park is known for its well-kept disc golf course, where Frisbee-style discs are thrown into metal baskets. This sport is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by all ages. For traditional golfers, the park’s 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course offers a pro shop and annual passes. Several Indian sites were excavated near the park in 1980 before the lake was filled, indicating that Paleo-Indians lived in the area more than 10,000 years ago. This area is now called Rucker’s Bottom and lies deep within the waters of Lake Richard B. Russell. -GaStateParks.org- 


Russell Dam at Bobby Brown Park-Elbert County


Premier outdoor recreation activities

The ECPR (Elbert County Parks & Recreation) staff are dedicated to serving our community with great customer care and are willing to go out of their way to make sure that you have a great experience in our programs.

We hope you can take time to visit our parks and take a walk, have a picnic, play tennis or simply sit and relax.  The parks are for you to enjoy during your leisure time.

In July of 2015, ECPR took over operations at Bobby Brown Park which is located on the Southeastern end of Elbert County.  We are excited about this new addition and hope to make it one of the premier outdoor recreation areas in the State of Georgia.

Greg Johnson, Elbert County Director of Parks and Recreation-

Richard B. Russell Dam courtesy Wikipedia
USACE Richard B Russell Dam and Lake.jpg
LocationAbbeville County, South Carolina  AND Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Coordinates34°01′30″N 82°35′39″W
Construction began1974
Opening date1985
Construction cost$626 million USD
Operator(s)U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, concrete-gravity
ImpoundsSavannah River
Height210 ft (64 m) (thalweg)
Length.98 mi (1.58 km)
CreatesRichard B. Russell Lake
Catchment area2,890 sq mi (7,500 km2)
Surface area26,650 acres (10,780 ha)
Power station
Turbines8 total: 4 x 75 MW (101,000 hp), 4 x 75 MW reversible
Installed capacity600 MW (800,000 hp)
Annual generation

465.5 GWh (1,676 TJ)

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