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Hard Labor Creek State Park

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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.


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Directions

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.

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


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Phone
706-557-3001
706-557-3006

Handicapped Accessible Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
Astronomy Day Night Time Paddle
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Astronomy 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...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join 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 month of September. Register in advance...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/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.
Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
More Dates...
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers on this 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.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join 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.
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
More Dates...
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water... 706-557-3001.
1st Day Hike on Blue Mountain Bike Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join 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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 5 PM to 5:45 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 7 PM to 7:45 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Contacts
Diane Cronin
706-557-3001  Hard Labor Creek State Park

Richard Brazel
Asst. Park Manager, Hard Lbaor Creek State Park

Sheri Rhoades
706-557-3001  Park Interpretive Ranger, Hard Labor Creek State Park

Terry Phillips
Golf Course Manager, The Creek at Hard Labor

Tom Fuller

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