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Hard Labor Creek State Park
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Valentine's Day Twilight Wagon Tour
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a twilight wagon ride with the ones you love on this special day. This family-friendly wagon ride will feature a guided tour of the night sky with a stop for s'mores at our boat ramp that overlooks scenic Lake Rutledge. Meet at the beach. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve a spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
A Night to Remember - Valentine's Evening Hayrides
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Valentine's evening with your special someone on a nighttime hay ride. Enjoy a guided tour by a park ranger on the ride. Cozy up to a fire and have s'mores while enjoying the beautiful night sky over Lake Rutledge. This hayride is geared towards couples. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
Polar Bear Leap for Leap Year at Lake Rutledge
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a cold leap into Lake Rutledge on Leap Year Weekend. Take a running start at the entry gate to the beach, leap into the water, swim to the rope and come back. Fire rings and hot chocolate will be available to warm up by. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
CCC Camp Walking Tour - Hidden Gems of Hard Labor Creek
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on a guided walk through our remaining Civilian Conservation Corps buildings. This area is not open to the public so take advantage of this rare chance to see such an amazing and historically significant "Hidden Gem." Learn about the work and daily lives of the men who helped create our park. Call the front office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, March 25, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Friday, April 8, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 nighttime 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.
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Saturday, April 9, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 7:30 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 nighttime 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.
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Friday, April 22, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 8 PM to 9 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.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Hat's Off to Our Equestrian Campers
Friday, May 6, 2016 5 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, May 6, 2016 8 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 nighttime 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.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8 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 nighttime 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.
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New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 7, 2016 8 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 nighttime 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.
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Friday, May 20, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, May 20, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
National Kids to Parks Day "Blue Moon" Paddle
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided night tour featuring a sky full of stars and constellations. National Kids to Parks Day is national movement engages children and families with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor recreation. What better way to spend the evening with family and friends on Lake Rutledge. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, June 3, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 nighttime 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.
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Saturday, June 4, 2016
National Trails Day - Frogging (and Other Night Sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Space is limited, please pre-register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016
"Get Outdoors Day" History and Stargazing Night Paddle
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join this guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after dark. Enjoy the cool night air, listen to night sounds, discover the history of the land and culture at Hard Labor Creek State Park. If the skies are clear, enjoy the learning some of the early summer constellations in the night sky. Space is limited, please register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, June 17, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Friday, July 1, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 nighttime 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.
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Saturday, July 2, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 nighttime 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.
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Friday, July 15, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Perseids "Shooting Star" Party
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 10 PM to 11:59 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a lovely and celestial night on the beach. We are keeping the beach open Friday and Saturday nights, until 3:00 am, for a chance to observe one of the best meteor showers of the year. Bring light snacks, soft drinks, blankets, lounge chair, sit back and enjoy the show. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Perseids "Shooting Star" Party
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for a lovely and celestial night on the beach. We are keeping the beach open Friday and Saturday nights, until 3:00 am, for a chance to observe one of the best meteor showers of the year. Bring light snacks, soft drinks, blankets, lounge chair, sit back and enjoy the show. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible 
Friday, August 19, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Friday, September 2, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 nighttime 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.
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Saturday, September 3, 2016
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 nighttime 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.
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Friday, September 16, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 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.
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Friday, October 21, 2016
Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, October 28, 2016
Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, October 29, 2016
Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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