Hard Labor Creek State Park


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The last Wednesday of every month, join our Interpretive staff for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Call the park office to register. Advanced registration and social distancing required. Limited to 12 students $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Dec 2, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:10 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. Blankets and chairs are not required, but suggested. Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 12 PM to 1:30 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. Program geared to participants 10 years and above. Call the park office to register. Space limited to 10 participants. Social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Wilderness Survival (shelter building, fire building, knot tying)
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work by yourself or as a family team to create your very own shelter using the forest around you (surrounding sticks, branches, vines). Then, learn helpful skills about fire building and tying knots. All supplies provided. Geared toward ages 6 years and older. Pre-registration and social distancing required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Campfire S’mores and Stories
Friday, Dec 16, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:10 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. Blankets and chairs are not required, but suggested. Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 17, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Holiday Hay Rides at Hard Labor Creek
2 PM - 4 PM from Dec 17, 2022 until Dec 18, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a guided hay ride around the campground and cottages. Following the hay ride, get warm by the campfire and indulge in some hot cocoa. Rides take place every 20 minutes from the mini-golf area. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 18, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Holiday Hay Rides at Hard Labor Creek
2 PM - 4 PM from Dec 18, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a guided hay ride around the campground and cottages. Following the hay ride, get warm by the campfire and indulge in some hot cocoa. Rides take place every 20 minutes from the mini-golf area. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 19, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 20, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 21, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 22, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 23, 2022 until Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Self-Guided Candy Cane Trail
10 AM - 4 PM from Dec 24, 2022 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office, pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on Brantley trail. When you have completed the trek return to the park office to pick up your Holiday sweet treat! Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Social distancing required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Thursday, Dec 29, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Earn your "Junior Ranger" patches at Hard Labor Creek! We will explore nature trails, learn survival skills, dendrology, and document our adventures in outdoor journals. Recommended ages: 8-10. Social distancing required. Please call the park office to register. $80 for one child $60 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Follow in the steps of the CCC - First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger - Led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile, moderate to rigorous, scenic hike (11am and 2pm). Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hikes geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. Limited to 30. Preregistration required by 5 PM the day before. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Follow in the steps of the CCC - First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 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. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile, moderate to rigorous, scenic hike (11am and 2pm). Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hikes geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. Limited to 30. Preregistration required by 5 PM the day before. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Valentine's Archery Class and Campfire
3 PM - 4:30 PM from Feb 11, 2023 until Feb 12, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take aim and learn to shoot arrows like Cupid. After the archery, we'll enjoy s'mores at a campfire. Couples, singles and families welcome. Equipment provided, no experience necessary. Archery class aimed at participants ages 10 and above. Call the park office to register in advance. Limited to 10 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Valentine's Archery Class and Campfire
3 PM - 4:30 PM from Feb 12, 2023 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take aim and learn to shoot arrows like Cupid. After the archery, we'll enjoy s'mores at a campfire. Couples, singles and families welcome. Equipment provided, no experience necessary. Archery class aimed at participants ages 10 and above. Call the park office to register in advance. Limited to 10 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and help give back to the park by volunteering to help maintain and improve the equestrian facilities. Please bring gloves and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Sign up in advance by calling the park office. Snacks, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. Social distancing required. 706-557-3001.