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.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Kayaking 101
Sunday, Nov 7, 2021 3 PM to 5 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 8 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fall Color Paddle
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space is limited to 10 participants. preregister in advance. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Nov 19, 2021 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full Moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, a towel/change of clothes and water. Call to register and pay in advance. $20 with a rental craft, $15 with 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

Thanksgiving Paddle
Friday, Nov 26, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a guided afternoon paddle tour at Lake Rutledge. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space limited to 12 participants, pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Fall Color Paddle
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space is limited to 10 participants. preregister in advance. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Fall Color Paddle
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Bring water, bug spray, flashlight, and a change of clothes (optional). Space is limited to 10 participants. preregister in advance. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.