Hard Labor Creek State Park


Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day Twilight Wagon Tour
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a twilight wagon ride with the ones you love on this special day. This family-friendly wagon ride will feature a guided tour of the night sky with a stop for s'mores at our boat ramp that overlooks scenic Lake Rutledge. Meet at the beach. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve a spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
A Night to Remember - Valentine's Evening Hayride
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Valentine's evening with your special someone on a nighttime hay ride. Enjoy a guided tour by a park ranger on the ride. Cozy up to a fire and have s'mores while enjoying the beautiful night sky over Lake Rutledge. This hayride is geared towards couples. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Valentine's Day Twilight Wagon Tour
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a twilight wagon ride with the ones you love on this special day. This family-friendly wagon ride will feature a guided tour of the night sky with a stop for s'mores at our boat ramp that overlooks scenic Lake Rutledge. Meet at the beach. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve a spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
A Night to Remember - Valentine's Evening Hayride
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Celebrate Valentine's evening with your special someone on a nighttime hay ride. Enjoy a guided tour by a park ranger on the ride. Cozy up to a fire and have s'mores while enjoying the beautiful night sky over Lake Rutledge. This hayride is geared towards couples. Space is limited. Call the front office to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Campfire, S'mores, oh my!
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come enjoy a campfire, S'mores, and good company. Meet at picnic shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Coffee With the Ranger
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a scoop of peach Dutch oven dump cake with a Hard Labor Creek ranger. Swap a few stories, answer some questions about the park history, and learn a few tricks for cooking outdoors. Samples while supplies last. Call the Visitor Center to register in advance, space is limited. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you and compass that we provide, find CCC and learn about the historic buildings at the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor's treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Campfire, S'mores, oh my!
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come enjoy a campfire, S'mores, and good company. Meet at picnic shelter 5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Hard Labor Creek Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 12 PM to 2:30 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! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

3rd Spring Pioneer Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2020 11 AM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the Civilian Conservation Corps boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, outdoor cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music, blacksmith, art and craft demos, pioneer games, food and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Two Miles Hike on the Blue Trail - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive, Ranger led, hike along meandering creeks with beautiful scenery. Learn about the ecology of the area. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to hike this moderate path. Water, bug spray, and sunscreen are encouraged. Meet at the Trading Post (visitor center) prior to the start of the hike as we will caravan to the location. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Brantley Trail Scavenger Hunt - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
All along the Brantley Trail there are numbered markers that correlate to the Brantley Trail map. These markers tell about the land and trees along the trail. Stop by the park office to pick up a trail brochure and mark card. After you have marked out all of the boxes, return it to the park office for a prize. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 9 PM to 10 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 look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the Visitor Center to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Program suitable for kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 16 - June 18 (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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 16 - June 18 (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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 16 - June 18 (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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 16 - June 18 (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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 16 - June 18 (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.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 16 - June 18 (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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 7 - July 9 (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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 7 - July 9 (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.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 7 - July 9 (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.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Perseid Shooting Star Party 2020
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 to Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 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.