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.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

History Hike at HLC
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active participants 8 years old and above. Space limited to 12 participants. Social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Survival Skills (survival hike, knot tying, building a fire)
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Walk through the forest with a ranger, looking for materials to build a fire and learn how to orient yourself through the woods. Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Casting Animal Footprints Hike
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalist on a short hike looking for animal footprints on the trail and/or along the creek. After we cast some footprints, we will continue the hike looking for signs that animals leave behind. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring water and bug repellent. Hike geared to ages 8 and above. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Kayaking 101
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Here is your chance to try a little archery and learn how to use a compass. All equipment provided and sanitized. Program geared towards visitors 10 years and older. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Pre-registration required. Attendance limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock - 4/10 session cancelled -
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led paddle + hike around Lake Rutledge will take participants back in time to the 1930s. By paddle and then hike we will reach Indian Rock, one of the park's hidden jewels. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, and bug repellent. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing required. $25 with a rental craft, $20 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Apr 28, 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.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Thursday, May 6, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Friday, May 7, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mother's Day Painted Rocks
Saturday, May 8, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get crafty with our park Naturalist and create beautiful painted rocks for Mother's Day. Learn about leave-no-trace principles practiced at the park. No painting experience required. All materials provided and you will take your rock home with you! Attendance limited to 10 and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, May 8, 2021 2 PM to 3:30 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. Program geared to participants 9 years and above. Call to register by paying in advance. Space limited to 8 participants. Social distancing will be required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, May 8, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Mother's Day Twilight Paddle
Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a sunset outing with your family looking for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you bring your kayak; $20 if you rent ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Kayaking 101
Sunday, May 9, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Thursday, May 20, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 22, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Kayaking 101
Sunday, May 23, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided and sanitized. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, May 26, 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.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Friday, May 28, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, May 29, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Afternoon Paddle
Sunday, May 30, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 30, 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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 28, 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.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 25, 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.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 27, 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.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Home School at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 24, 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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays at Hard Labor
Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Come discover the wild world of Hard Labor Creek. The last Wednesday of every month, join our naturalist for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 10 toddlers. $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.