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Hard Labor Creek State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 706-557-3001
Golf 706-557-3006


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While this park may be best known for its golf course, it also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities in a beautiful wooded setting. A lakeside beach is popular with swimmers during summer months, and more than 24 miles of trails are available for hikers and horseback riders.  Horse owners even have their own private camping area near stalls. Other overnight guests can choose from fully equipped cottages or a modern campground.  With so many ways to relax, it is ironic that the park’s name is thought to come from slaves who tilled summer fields or American Indians who found the creek difficult to cross.
 
Located between Madison and Covington off I-20, The Creek Golf Course provides one of Georgia’s best golf values, along with a pro shop, driving range, rental carts and special rates for seniors and children.  The 18-hole course is a favorite for its challenging layout and well maintained greens combined with a pristine, natural setting. The first hole has been called "the hardest starting hole in Georgia.”

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


   Hard Labor Creek State Park Business Plan


Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
GeorgiaStateParks.org/HardLaborCreek


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ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 5,804 Acres
    • 20 Cottages ($110-$135, higher during Masters Week) – cable TV, #13 and #17 are dog friendly ($45 fee dog, max 2)
    • 46 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$29) -- buddy sites available, some sites close during winter
    • 2 Group Shelters (seat 85 and 120, $185-$335)
    • 2 Group Camps:
       - Group Camp Rutledge (sleeps 120, $600)
              Dining Hall only (seats 75, $200 - must call park)
       - Group Camp Daniel Morgan (sleeps 75, $475)
              Dining Hall only (seats 75, $200 - must call park)
    • Pioneer Group Campgrounds ($45)
    • 4 Picnic Shelters and Barbecue Pit ($35-$85)
    • 11 Horse Campsites ($25-$29)
    • 30 Horse Stalls ($20)
    • Equestrian Riding Ring
    • Swimming Beach and Bathhouse (seasonal)
    • 2 Lakes
    The Creek Golf Course ($36-$46)
    • WIFI is available at the Trading Post and Club House.


THINGS TO DO & SEE:
    • Golf (rental carts, driving range)
    • Lake Swimming (seasonal)
    • Boat Rental – pedal boats (seasonal), canoes and fishing boats
    • Fishing
    Birding
    Horseback Riding – trail fee, annual passes available, 22-mile trail, stalls, riding ring, equestrian camping, no horse rentals
    - Rules of Stable & Equestrian Trail Use
    Biking - 10 miles of beginner to intermediate trails, fee
    Hiking – 2.5-mile trail, weekday hiking on 22-mile horse trail
    Geocaching
    Group Camp Programs
    • Playground
    Weddings (park approval required)


Camping & Golf Packages are available at the park's 18-hole The Creek Golf Course at Hard Labor. Call 1-888-353-4592 or click here for more information.


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Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunLake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. Register in advance.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesdays
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunJoin a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 8 PM to 9:15 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. 706-557-3001.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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Tons of FunJoin a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 15, 2014 10 PM to 11 PM
Friday, Aug 15, 2014 to Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 11:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 PM to 11 PM
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Tons of FunJoin a park ranger on this kayak tour of Lake Rutledge as we watch the night sky for the Perseids Meteor Shower. This is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. Will meet at the Lake Rutledge boat ramp. Register in advance.  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Your State Parks Day - Beach House Beautification
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin park staff and Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park volunteers and help re-furbish the beach house, located at the public beach area. The interior of the beach house will be re-painted, and there will also be landscaping work to do trimming and pruning shrubs and small trees along the edge of the beach house.  Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-557-3001.
Astronomy Day Night Time Paddle
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunAstronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. Join us on this paddle to view the sunset, and the night time sky, as we enjoy the various constellations. Pre-registration Required, space is limited.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
1st Day Hike on Blue Mountain Bike Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin a park ranger on this 1st of the year hike on the Blue Mountain Bike Trail. This 6-mile guided hike is the perfect winter outing for the first day of the new year. Enjoy meandering creeks cascading over rocks, and bring a light lunch to enjoy on the way. For children older than 10 and adults in good walking shape  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Address/Directions
Hard Labor Creek State Park
5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663
Morgan County


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.6549850 | W -83.596848

Located 2 miles north of Rutledge. Take I-20 exit #105 into Rutledge and proceed 3 miles on Fairplay Road.

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Hard Labor Creek State Park
5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663 View Details


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Hard Labor Creek State Park


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