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Hard Labor Creek State Park

CAMPING NOTICE: The main campground is closed for renovations, however, the equestrian campground is open. 
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Camping & Golf Packages are available at the park's 18 hole The Creek Golf Course
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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.”

Directions

GPS Coordinates:

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


Address
5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663
Morgan County
BLUE-A-1
Hard Labor Creek State Park
5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663 View Details


  33.654985
Hard Labor Creek State Park

 


Phone
706-557-3001
706-557-3006

Attachments
HLCSP Field Trip Guide (PDF)
Hat's Off to Our Equestrian Campers
Friday, May 6, 2016 5 PM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
For our equestrian campers. Celebrate "Derby" weekend by hanging your most decorated, bedazzled and race themed hat on the post by your campsite. Judges will choose the best hat and give out prizes accordingly. First place gets a free night of camping at Hard Labor Creek State Park! $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 6, 2016 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Friday, May 20, 2016 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
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Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and watch the stars...  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join 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.
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Frogging (and Other Night Sounds) by Kayak - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Linda May, for this nighttime symphony performed by a host of nocturnal creatures on Lake Rutledge after dark. Frogs, crickets, and maybe an owl or two, may be heard on this easy paddle. Enjoy the stars after the sun goes down if the night sky is clear...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 9:30 AM to 1 PM
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Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer. Kids ages 6 - 12 can earn a level 1 Jr Ranger Patch in this 3-day camp. Participants will learn about native trees, wildlife, and history, and enjoy fishing, hiking, archery, keeping a nature journal and much more...  $75 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers as we celebrate the nation's "Pollinator Initiative" by planting native wildflowers in a 40 acre meadow. Wild mints, native thistle, and native asters are going to be the plants of choice this year, all native, and all collected near the park... 706-557-3001.
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Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Take a frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Wagon will depart from beach parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come, first serve...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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