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Hard Labor Creek State Park


Friday, June 28, 2024

Trivia Night
Friday, Jun 28, 2024 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Think you know a lot about nature? Show off your knowledge with a trivia night. Participants will be split off into teams (or families) and will compete to see what team can answer the most questions. Program held outside so please bring bug spray as a precaution. This is an all ages event. Meet at Picnic Shelter 4. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Water Ecology and Rubber Duck Race
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come beat the heat and get your feet wet! We'll observe organisms that reside in a creek. We will use dip nets for catching macro invertebrates, crayfish and fish. Then, we will have a rubber duck race on the creek. Ages 8 and up. Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet or dirty. Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 8:45 PM to 9:45 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. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, July 6, 2024

Water Ecology and Rubber Duck Race
Saturday, Jul 6, 2024 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come beat the heat and get your feet wet! We'll observe organisms that reside in a creek. We will use dip nets for catching macro invertebrates, crayfish and fish. Then, we will have a rubber duck race on the creek. Ages 8 and up. Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet or dirty. Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Water Ecology and Rubber Duck Race
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come beat the heat and get your feet wet! We'll observe organisms that reside in a creek. We will use dip nets for catching macro invertebrates, crayfish and fish. Then, we will have a rubber duck race on the creek. Ages 8 and up. Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet or dirty. Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, July 26, 2024

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jul 26, 2024 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. By using provided UV lights, you will see scorpions and millipedes glowing in the dark. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 3/4 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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