Russell Park Beach

Sandy beach
FM-1869, Georgetown, TX, USA
156 miles from Houston, TX
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Beach amenities

  • ShowerPublic showers available
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ParkingCar parking nearby

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

The park is only for tent and shelter camping – no RVs are permitted.

Russell Park Beach is located on the west side of Lake Georgetown (2101 Co Rd 262, Georgetown, to be more precise). Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of San Gabriel River about three miles west of Georgetown in central Texas. The lake is a drinking water source for nearby cities as well as a popular recreational destination for outdoor enthusiasts offering a wide variety of activities, including fishing, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, hiking, biking, and camping.

Access and Parking

Russell Park is open 365 days a year. The park offers easy parking and features an entrance fee. If you’re looking for a free entry park on the lake, you may head to Overlook Park, which is also located on Lake Georgetown.

Fishing and Hunting

Recreational fishing is a popular activity at Lake Georgetown, which has been stocked with such fish species as catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, black bass, white bass, sunfish, smallmouth bass, and hybrid striped bass. There are fishing docks available within the campground area. Apart from fishing, you can engage in hunting, which is allowed by permit for white-tailed deer and small animals such as waterfowl, squirrel, dove, and rabbit.

Hiking and Biking

If you’re looking for an active and at the same time relaxing recreation, there is a 26-mile long trail (the Goodwater Trail) running through dense forests, grasslands, and hardwood bottomlands around the entire lake. Mountain biking is allowed on the trail, which offers shorter sections for beginners on the northern shore and more challenging stretches for skilled riders on the southern shore.

Camping

Russell Park offers about thirty primitive campsites for tent campers, some of them with shelters and bunk beds (without bedding). The campsites are very clean. There is drinking water available and convenient flush toilets on site.

Other Recreational Facilities

Apart from fishing docks, there are also boat ramps since boating is another popular activity on the lake. There are also day-use picnic areas with covered picnic tables – a place of choice for a family picnic in scenic natural surroundings. Finally, if you like sunbathing and swimming, there is a dedicated beach area on the lake.

Driving Time

  • 50 minutes from Austin, TX
  • 2 hours 5 minutes from San Antonio, TX
  • 3 hours from Houston, TX
Reviewed by:
Daniel and Laura
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The beach is located in Georgetown, Texas FM-1869, Georgetown, TX, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: July 11, 2019