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, January 22, 2021

Winter Campfire Stories
Friday, Jan 22, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn how to start a campfire without matches and enjoy an evening of swapping stories. BYOS: Bring Your Own Smore's (marshmallows, smore's, sticks). Pre-registration required as space will be limited to less than 12 participants. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Morning Hike
Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an informative hike through nature and uncover the unique wildlife in the area. We will be hiking the Brantley Trail. This will be a 1 mile moderate hike. Please bring hiking shoes and water. Call in advance to pre-register. Limited to 10 hikers. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 12 PM to 2 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 towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Seven mile Hike at HLC
Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 7 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey. Water, and a light lunch or snacks are suggested. Recommended for active people over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Feb 6, 2021 2 PM to 4 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Winter Wonder Hike at HLC
Sunday, Feb 7, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 5 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Recommended for active people over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, February 12, 2021

Winter Campfire Stories
Friday, Feb 12, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn how to start a campfire without matches and enjoy an evening of swapping stories. BYOS: Bring Your Own Smore's (marshmallows, smore's, sticks). Pre-registration required as space will be limited to less than 12 participants. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:30 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 towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Valentine's Archery Class and Campfire
Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take aim and learn to shoot arrows like Cupid. After the archery, we will build a campfire without matches. Couples, singles and families welcome. All equipment for archery provided, no experience necessary. BYOS (bring your own smore's) for the campfire. Call the park office to register in advance, limited to 10 participants. Cottage guests free. $10. Free of charge to cottage guests. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Morning Hike
Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an informative hike through nature and uncover the unique wildlife in the area. We will be hiking the Brantley Trail. This will be a 1 mile moderate hike. Please bring hiking shoes and water. Call in advance to pre-register. Limited to 10 hikers. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Valentine's Archery Class and Campfire
Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take aim and learn to shoot arrows like Cupid. After the archery, we will build a campfire without matches. Couples, singles and families welcome. All equipment for archery provided, no experience necessary. BYOS (bring your own smore's) for the campfire. Call the park office to register in advance, limited to 10 participants. Cottage guests free. $10. Free of charge to cottage guests. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Morning Hike
Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an informative hike through nature and uncover the unique wildlife in the area. We will be hiking the Brantley Trail. This will be a 1 mile moderate hike. Please bring hiking shoes and water. Call in advance to pre-register. Limited to 10 hikers. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 12 PM to 2 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 towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Winter Campfire Stories
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn how to start a campfire without matches and enjoy an evening of swapping stories. BYOS: Bring Your Own Smore's (marshmallows, smore's, sticks). Pre-registration required as space will be limited to less than 12 participants. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 2 PM to 4 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Seven mile Hike at HLC
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 7 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey. Water, and a light lunch or snacks are suggested. Recommended for active people over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:30 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 towards people 6 years and older. Space limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 3 PM to 5 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and help give back to the park; by volunteering to help maintain and improve the equestrian facilities. Volunteers should bring various tools. Please sign up in advance by calling the park office. Snacks, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. Social distancing will be required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Winter Wonder Hike at HLC
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 5 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Recommended for active people over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Intro to Archery and Orienteering
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 2 PM to 4 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Winter Wonder Hike at HLC
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 5 mile hike on a moderate to strenuous dirt trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Recommended for active people over 10 years old. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Mar 27, 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 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Kayaking 101
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 10:30 AM to 12 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 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.