Hard Labor Creek State Park


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Coffee With A Ranger
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 11 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger for fresh brewed coffee, and a demonstration on Dutch Oven cooking over a fire. Coffee, hot chocolate, and hot tea will be available. Call the Visitor Center to register in advance, space is limited. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Wagon Rides
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Fall is a great time to tour the park in our rustic "Hay 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. Rides start every 30 min from Trading Post/Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6 PM to 7 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 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. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Paddle
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek while paddling to the sounds of nature. Meet at the kayak rack (beach area). Bring water and sunscreen. Space is limited, preregister in advance. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 6 PM to 7:30 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, November 24, 2018

Fall Trees and Leaves Hike
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing leaves, and learn some of our native trees. Join the Naturalist on this Guided walk of the Brantley Nature Trail and discover how much fun learning our native trees can be. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Wagon Rides
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Fall is a great time to tour the park in our rustic "Hay 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. Rides start every 30 min from Trading Post/Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 6 PM to 7 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 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. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Winter Festival (2nd Evening with Santa)
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 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 the Mrs. Santa 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, food, hot cocoa, and more! $2 hay rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

First Day Hike on the Red Trail
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike on the Mountain Bike Red Trail will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile scenic hike. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some 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.

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, arts and crafts demos, quilt display, self guided nature hikes, pioneer games, food and more. $2 wagon rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.