Elbert County Parks

Bobby Brown Park


Russell Dam, Elbert County

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 State Park

USACE Richard B Russell Dam and Lake.jpg
Location Richard B. Russell State Park / Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Coordinates 34°01′30″N 82°35′39″W
Construction began 1974
Opening date 1985
Construction cost $626 million USD
Operator(s) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-gravity
Impounds Savannah River
Height 210 ft (64 m) (thalweg)
Length .98 mi (1.58 km)
Creates Richard B. Russell Lake
Catchment area 2,890 sq mi (7,500 km2)
Surface area 26,650 acres (10,780 ha)
Power station
Type Pumped-storage
Turbines 8 total: 4 x 75 MW (101,000 hp), 4 x 75 MW reversible
Installed capacity 600 MW (800,000 hp)
Annual generation

465.5 GWh (1,676 TJ)

Chart courtesy-Wikipedia


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