Hard Labor Creek State Park

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Friday, December 3, 2021

Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Dec 3, 2021 6 PM to 6:40 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories with friends and family. Ask the ranger about the ghosts at the park, or simply enjoy the warmth of the fire. Please wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight. We will meet at picnic shelter 5. Limited to12 people. Pre-register at the park office or call in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Beginner Archery Class -Pumpkin target-
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 12 PM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye (or the pumpkin). Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Beginner Archery Class -Pumpkin target-
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 12 PM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye (or the pumpkin). Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Afternoon Hike and Build a Fire
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Brantley trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile unpaved trail. After the hike, learn how to build a fire without matches. Please bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. Call to pre-register in advance. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Dec 17, 2021 6 PM to 6:40 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories with friends and family. Ask the ranger about the ghosts at the park, or simply enjoy the warmth of the fire. Please wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight. We will meet at picnic shelter 5. Limited to12 people. Pre-register at the park office or call in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Visit with Santa and Candy Cane Trail
Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 3 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities including a visit from Santa. Hike the nature trail for a sweet treat or play a round of mini golf ($3-$5). Enjoy yard games, hot cocoa, and more! Mini golf: $3-$5, all other programs free $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Afternoon Hike and Build a Fire
Sunday, Dec 26, 2021 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Brantley trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile unpaved trail. After the hike, learn how to build a fire without matches. Please bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. Call to pre-register in advance. Social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 6-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

First Day Hike - Follow in the steps of the CCC
Saturday, Jan 1, 2022 11 AM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile, moderate to rigorous, scenic hike (11am and 2pm). Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hikes geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. Limited to 20. Preregistration required by 5 PM the day before. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.