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Friday, April 27, 2018

Animals and their Signs Hike
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Ranger-led hike looking for local reptiles, mammals, insects and birds and the signs that they leave while living in the park. If we can, we will cast an animal foot print. Call to register in advance. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post before we head over the Brantley nature trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Paddle
Friday, Apr 27, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided tour. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A guide will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Space is limited, pre-registration required. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nacho Stand Classic Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 10 AM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Chain Buster Racing Club for this endurance race along scenic bike trails. Racers will have their choice of competing for either 3 or 6 hours along 10 mile trails that meander along the banks of Rocky Creek through pine thickets, and hard wood forests. Preregister at the visitor center. Meet at the mountain bike parking lot. $30 3-hour race (junior) $40 3-hour race $55 6-hour race $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow in archery, but don’t know how? Here’s your chance to learn some archery skills. Soon you’ll be hitting the bullseye. Call the Park Office to register. Limited spots. Meet at Picnic Shelter #2. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wildflower Walk
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike on a section of the red mountain bike trail. Welcome the spring season by enjoying beautiful vistas and wildflowers. This hike is recommended for ages 10 years and older. Bring water and closed-toe shoes. Meet at the visitor center. Call the park office to register, limited spots. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Almost Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a naturalist-led paddle on Lake Rutledge as the waxing gibbous moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. Bring a flash light, quick drying pants, and water. $10 p/p with your own kayak, $15 p/p with rental kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hats Off to Our Equestrian Campers
Saturday, May 5, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This one is just for our equestrian campers. Celebrate "Derby" weekend by hanging your most decorated, bedazzled and race themed hat on the post by your campsite. Judges will choose the best hat and give out prizes accordingly. First place gets a free night of camping at Hard Labor Creek State Park. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Glow Mini Golf Latin Night
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories. Latin songs will be played on loudspeakers to celebrate 5 de Mayo!. Call to register in advance. Pay with cash only the night of the event $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother's Day Twilight Paddle
Saturday, May 12, 2018 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a sunset outing in family looking for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Equipment provided. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $10 if you bring your kayak; $15 if you rent ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Origami and Paper-crafts at the Park
Friday, May 18, 2018 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
An ancient Japanese paper craft brought to the park! Learn to fold basic animals and see some more complex works. Paper will be provided! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Twilight Paddle
Saturday, May 19, 2018 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided tour. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A guide will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Space is limited, pre-registration required. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Observatory Open House
Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:15 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.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Full Moon Lake Paddle
Monday, May 28, 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, and water. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 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.
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Observatory Open House
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 9:15 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.
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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.
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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.
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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