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.


Sunday, October 31, 2021

Twilight Kayak Tour
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 5 PM to 6:30 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.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Nov 6, 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 1 hour paddle and then a short 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 10 participants. Social distancing required. $20 with a rental craft, $15with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Paddle and Hike to Indian Rock
Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 3 PM to 5 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 1 hour paddle and then a short 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 10 participants. Social distancing required. $20 with a rental craft, $15with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Fall Color Wagon Rides
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Fall is a great time to tour the park in our rustic "HLC Wagon." Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the role they played in creating this park. Enjoy fall color and any wildlife we see along the way. Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. Enjoy crafts and yard games while waiting for your ride! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Fall Color Wagon Rides
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Fall is a great time to tour the park in our rustic "HLC Wagon." Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the role they played in creating this park. Enjoy fall color and any wildlife we see along the way. Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. Enjoy crafts and yard games while waiting for your ride! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

History Hike at HLC
Sunday, Nov 28, 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.