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Richard B. Russell Lake, GA

US Army Corps of Engineers

Overview

"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.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED
  • OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE
  • PICNICKING
  • PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE
  • VISITOR CENTER
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

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

Directions:

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

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