Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Hard Labor Creek State Park

NOTICE: Within the next month, a prescribed 60-acre burn will happen and close the vicinity of the boat-ramp in the park. Please call the park with any questions.
CAMPING NOTICE: The main campground is closed for renovations, however, the equestrian campground is open. 
Check Last Minute Availability
   "Winter Golf and Cabin Deal" - ($130 per person includes cabin and golf with cart. Valid through February.)

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.
   Hard Labor Creek State Park Business Plan

Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Valentine's Day Twilight Wagon Tour
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM - 6 PM

A Night to Remember - Valentine's Evening Hayrides
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 10 AM

Polar Bear Leap for Leap Year at Lake Rutledge
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

CCC Camp Walking Tour - Hidden Gems of Hard Labor Creek
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Hat's Off to Our Equestrian Campers
Friday, May 6, 2016 5 PM - 6 PM

National Kids to Parks Day "Blue Moon" Paddle
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:30 PM - 10 PM

National Trails Day - Frogging (and Other Night Sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM - 10 PM

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 9:30 AM - 1 PM

"Get Outdoors Day" History and Stargazing Night Paddle
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8:30 PM - 10 PM

Perseids "Shooting Star" Party
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 10 PM - 11:59 PM

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM - 1 PM

Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663

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.

(706) 557-3001
(706) 557-3006

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