Hard Labor Creek State Park


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jr. Ranger Express
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
5 hours of fun and education. Join the ranger for a day of activities focused on the natural and cultural heritage of Georgia. Highlights include lake ecology, archery, history wagon rides, as well as canoeing out on the lake. There will be other hikes and fun activities. Lunch is not included. AGES 7 TO 12. Register in advance, space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:30 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, water-shoes, and water. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Star Gazing by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge after dark is the perfect getaway for looking at the night sky. Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around Lake Rutledge after dark. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, water shoes, ad bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. Register in advance, space is limited. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Volunteer Day
Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This volunteer workday is a great way for individuals, families, or community service oriented groups to do some great outside work. Meet other volunteers of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work, company, and the outdoors. Work could include cutting back brush, raking, helping construct bridges or putting up directional signs. 706-557-3001.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 10, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Perseid Shooting Star Party
Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 to Monday, Aug 13, 2018 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us for the peak night of the Perseid Meteor Shower! From 9PM-1AM come to the beach to enjoy concessions, music, and meteor viewing. Astronomers will be there to answer questions. A short presentation will take place at 9:30PM to kick-off the event. Limited number of telescopes will be available to view the night sky or bring your own. $5 per person (cash only). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, August 17, 2018

Twilight Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes. Register in advance. $10 if you use your boat, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 17, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) will have an open house monthly, March through October. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. $5 parking. 404-275-3974.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 PM to 11 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 to Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 11:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger as we watch what is considered to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. This year a new moon promises dark skies for viewing. Bring flashlight, bug repellent, water, and water shoes. All tours meet at beach area. 50% off for overnight guests. Preregistration required. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, August 24, 2018

Friends of Hard Labor Creek Fundraiser
Friday, Aug 24, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Friends of Hard Labor Creek for the annual Paint Class Fundraiser. This year, the theme is sunflowers with artist Laura Rice. All money goes towards projects at the park. Supplies provided. There will be beer and wine to purchase. Meet at the Golf Course-Banquet Room. Call to register in advance. $35 plus $5 parking. 678-789-8641.
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 8:30 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. Meet at the beach area. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, water-shoes, and water. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This volunteer workday is a great way for individuals, families, or community service oriented groups to do some great outside work. Meet other volunteers of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work, company, and the outdoors. Work could include cutting back brush, raking, helping construct bridges or putting up directional signs. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 8:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) will have an open house monthly, March through October. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. $5 parking. 404-275-3974.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) will have an open house monthly, March through October. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. $5 parking. 404-275-3974.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fall Festival and Nighttime Spooky Carriage Rides
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the cooler weather and changing leaves with our Fall Festival. Come for face painting, apple cider, marshmallow roasts, games and more! Join us after nightfall for a "Spooky Carriage" ride through a dark and creepy forest. Rides depart every 30 min. Fee includes everything. $10, kids 3 yrs and under free $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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