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Hard Labor Creek State Park
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Perseids "Shooting Star" Party
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 to Friday, Aug 14, 2015 10 PM to 3 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us on the beach this year, for the peak night (and morning) of the Perseid Meteor Shower. On this night, a Ranger will keep the beach open until the early hours of the morning, and participants can lay down on the sand and enjoy the show with some acoustic background music. Bring a blanket and snacks. Pre-registration is required. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 to Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, August 21, 2015
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 to Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 8:40 PM to 10:40 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 to Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Free for cabin and camping guests (click for more info). Preregistration required. All tours meet at beach area. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, August 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This 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.
Tons of Fun 
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. All participants meet at the Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. All participants meet at the Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Dirty Spokes Trail Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The Mountain Bike Trail system is beautiful and offers something for every runner. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 7.0/3.5 mile will). Register at http://www.dirtyspokes.net/hard-labor-creek-state-park/ $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend on Lake Rutledge. Join a ranger and experience the beautiful night sky by kayak. Learn about the park history, astronomy, and enjoy a paddle under the stars. Tours meet at beach area, space is limited, per-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend on Lake Rutledge. Join a ranger and experience the beautiful night sky by kayak. Learn about the park history, astronomy, and enjoy a paddle under the stars. Tours meet at beach area, space is limited, per-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Monday, September 7, 2015
Follow in the Footsteps of the CCC Boys
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger on an approximately 6 mile hike on the green trail to one of the park's many hidden wonders. The old Civilian Conservation Corps rock quarry. Evidence of the work done is still visible in the woods off the trail. We will take a break and explore the area in celebration of Labor Day and the CCC's hard work to create our park! $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake 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. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake 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. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, September 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This 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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Butterfly Workshop
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This workshop is for beginner butterfly enthusiasts. Geared for ages 10 years old and up, there will be a slide show on Georgia Butterflies, held in the conference room of the golf Pro-Shop, at "The Creek" golf course. Then, the participants will caravan down to the butterfly habitat area and look for wild species of butterfly. Call to register. $5.00 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Pollinator Initiative - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Please call to register, so we know how many volunteers will be working. 706-557-3001.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this rare occasion to see a total lunar eclipse while paddling on Lake Rutledge. The eclipse will start at about 8 pm, and reach the peak (Blood Moon phase) at about 10:00 p.m. Space is limited, please preregister. Tour will depart from beach. 20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake 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. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake 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. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, October 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
"Haunted Labor Creek" Night of Tricks and Treats
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and campers for a fun filled evening trick or treating throughout our campground. Camp with us and take part decorating your campsite for our trick or treaters. Prize given for best decorated campsite. Campfire and smore's, tricks and treats. Join us on the spookiest of nights! $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
Tons of Fun 
 

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