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part ofGeorgetown Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Russell Beach Area
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Russell Park is located on the west side of Georgetown Lake, in the Texas Hill Country approximately 25 miles north of Austin. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the San Gabriel River Trail.

Natural Features:

Georgetown Lake is a reservoir on the North Fork San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam was completed in 1979 to provide flood control and water supply for the nearby community of Georgetown, and now provides countless recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.


Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests.

Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains black bass, white bass, hybrid stripers, white crappie and channel and flathead catfish, but it's most known for its abundance of smallmouth bass. Fishing docks are located on the shore within the campground.

The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26-mile rugged path winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail extends completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to hiking and biking.

Hunting is available for small game species such as dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white-tailed deer.


Russell Park is open year round and offers 27 primitive campsites with drinking water and flush toilets close by. Ten of these campsites have screened shelters which contain bunk beds. Additional amenities include a swim beach and day use area.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Georgetown offers gas, groceries and more. The historic downtown square district has shops and restaurants, and concerts and events are held on a regular basis.

Additionally, Austin is located just 25 miles from the lake, offering countless tourist attractions.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Bunk Beds
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Emergency Phone
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Lantern Posts
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Shade
  • Swimming
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • ATM
  • Bait Shop
  • Restaurant
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Baseball Fields
  • Birding
  • Cave Tours
  • Church
  • Fuel Available
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Hunting
  • Ice
  • Jet Skiing
  • Motorcycle Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Drive
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This park is for tent and shelter camping only. No pop-ups, travel trailers or motorhomes are permitted in the campground.
  • Winter gate house hours of operation (October 1 through March 31): Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, Friday through Saturday 9:AM - 10:00 PM
  • Summer gate house hours of operation (April 1 through September 30): Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday through Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • An emergency exit is provided.
  • Do not feed the wildlife
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
30.6775, -97.75917
30°40'39"N, 97°45'33"W

From I-35, take FM 2338 west 7.5 miles to FM 3405, then go south 2 miles to CR 262. Go east 2 miles to the park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

2101 CR 262
Georgetown  TX  78633

Phone Number:

Information:  (512)930-5253
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