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Dirty Spokes Trail Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
Follow in the Footsteps of the CCC Boys
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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...  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 9 AM
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 9 AM
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.
A Walk in the Woods
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join a Park Ranger on a one mile hike along the Brantley Trail. Learn about the Brantley family who settled in the area in the early 1800's while enjoying the beauty of twilight along this beautiful trail. Meet at the park office.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
Butterfly Workshop
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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...  $5.00 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Fall Sunset Paddle on Lake Rutledge
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Come out and enjoy the first weekend of Fall on a guided sunset tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park while paddling to the sounds of nature.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Pollinator Initiative - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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.
Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
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 habitats for future generations of people and wildlife to enjoy. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post... 706-557-3001.
Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
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.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
"Haunted Labor Creek" Night of Tricks and Treats
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
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