Hard Labor Creek State Park


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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
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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.”


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. Follow signs to Visitor Center.

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

Hard Labor Creek State Park



HLCSP Field Trip Guide (PDF)
Heritage Craft: Corn Husk Dolls
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Cornhusk dolls have been made by Northeastern Native Americans since the beginnings of corn agriculture. Join the interperative staff at picnic shelter #2 to learn how to make these simple, yet lovely dolls. Please register for this event at the park office.  $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campfire, Smores and Stargazing
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
The skies at night over Lake Brantley are filled with heavenly bodies. We will meet at picnic shelter #2 for a campfire, s'mores and a opportunity to learn about constellations. Please dress for the weather, and bring your own chairs. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Tour of Lake Rutledge
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Meet at the kayak rack near the beach for an evening paddle on Lake Rutledge. Space is limited. Please preregister for this event.  $8-$15. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Soak It In
Hats Off to Our Equestrian Campers
Saturday, May 6, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
This one is just 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... $5 parking. 706-557-3001.