Hard Labor Creek State Park


Friday, February 22, 2019

Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Roast marshmallows and swap stories with friends and family, ask the ranger about the ghosts at the park, or simply enjoy the warmth of the fire. We will meet at picnic shelter 5. Please register at the park office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Search and Sketch
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Wander along the trail behind the Trading Post on this drawing scavenger hunt. Pencils and paper will be provided, clipboards or writing surfaces recommended. We will meet at the Trading post (visitor center) $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Forts from Founds Objects
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Forts from Founds Objects
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you. Use sticks, branches, hollowed logs, vines, etc. Meet at the Visitors Center. Preregistration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Talking Skulls
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife detective for a day! With a ranger, children will examine animal skulls and furs to learn the clues that reveal if each animal was a predator or prey animal, and that show if it was an herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. Meet at picnic shelter #5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tall tales and Tasty S’mores
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #5 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $5 parking $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join other horse riders as we help maintain and improve the equestrian trails at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Volunteers should bring hand tools such as pole saws, shovels, gloves, and pruners. Please sign up in advance by calling the park office. Snacks, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Creek History Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 2 PM to 4 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 adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 

Friday, March 15, 2019

St. Patty's Putt: Glow In The Dark Mini-Golf
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Try your luck at the St. Patty's Putt. The course will be illuminated after dark for a fun-filled night-time event. $3.00 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Shamrock Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Find all 10 paper shamrocks (filled with fun facts about Georgia state animals, plants, and Irish folklore) on the trail and collect your gold coins (chocolates) at the Trading Post. Meet at the nature trail head. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. Call the park office to register, spaces are limited. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Talking Skulls
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Become a wildlife detective for a day! With a ranger, children will examine animal skulls and furs to learn the clues that reveal if each animal was a predator or prey animal, and that show if it was an herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. Meet at picnic shelter #5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 8 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, March 23, 2019

Sprouts Planting Seeds
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Gather the family and watch the seeds you plant with us at Hard Labor Creek grow! Supplies including seeds (vegetable and wildflower---NATIVE), soil, and compostable pots will be provided. No previous gardening experience required! Call the park office to register, limited spaces available. Meet at picnic shelter #2 $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the calm waters of Lake Rutledge while bird-watching and looking for wildlife. Learn a little history of Hard Labor Creek cruising the lake with a ranger. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes.. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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 craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Yoga
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bask in the full moonlight and try your hand at moon salutations. No experience required. Please bring yoga mats. Meet at picnic shelter 2. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Morning Yoga
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Start your day feeling energized and at peace with a relaxing session of yoga. Meet at Picnic Shelter #2. No experience required. Please bring yoga mats. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Afternoon Paddle
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the calm waters of Lake Rutledge while bird-watching and looking for wildlife. Learn a little history of Hard Labor Creek cruising the lake with a ranger. Meet at the beach area. Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and water shoes.. Register in advance. $10 if you use your craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 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 craft, $15 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call to register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 8:45 PM to 10:45 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, April 20, 2019

Hard Labor Creek Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Park staff will place candy filled eggs at the Lake Brantley recreation area for your little ones to hunt. Children will be placed in age groups (ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12). The Easter bunny will be on site for photos. Please bring your own basket. Stick around after the hunt for crafts, games, and wagon rides! $2 wagon rides $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Bird Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us in celebration of our feathered friends and learn all about Georgia's native and migratory birds. Create pine cone bird feeders, paper plate masks, and try your hand at creating a nest of your very own! Programs run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm followed by an Intro to Birding Hike at 2:30 pm. Meet at Picnic Shelter 4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:15 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Observatory Open House
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:15 PM to 11:15 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, May 18, 2019

2nd Spring Pioneer Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11 AM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the CCC boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, campfire cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music, blacksmith, arts and crafts demos, pioneer games, food and more. $2 wagon rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 9:30 PM to 11:30 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 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 11, 2019 until Jun 13, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6-9, runs from June 11 - June 13 (9 am -1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 12, 2019 until Jun 13, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6-9, runs from June 11 - June 13 (9 am -1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 13, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6-9, runs from June 11 - June 13 (9 am -1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9:15 PM to 11:15 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 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 9 PM to 11 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, August 10, 2019

Perseid Shooting Star Party 2019
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 to Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us to view the best meteor shower of the year! From 9PM-1AM, come to the beach to enjoy concessions, acoustic music, and meteor viewing. 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.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8:15 PM to 10:15 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 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 26, 2019

Masquerade Costume Contest, Trick or Treats, and RV Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 4 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come camp with us on the spookiest of nights! Participate in our events for all overnight guests. Most spooky and most creative costumes will be awarded with park prizes. Kids will collect candy from RV to RV or from cabin to cabin. Campers are encouraged to decorate their sites and compete for the prize of most festive set up. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Calling all homeschoolers. Join our rangers for our monthly homeschool program on the last Wednesday of each month. This hands- on program is designed for children 6-12 and will introduce them to a variety nature-themed educational topics. Call the park office to register. Space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Winter Festival
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 2 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a variety of festive activities - including a visit from Santa. He and Mrs. Claus will be at the park for photos. Got gingerbread skills? Enter your decorated gingerbread house in our contest. Tour the park on a hay ride or play a round of mini golf. Enjoy games, crafts, hot cocoa, and more! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.