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Hard Labor Creek State Park


Saturday, May 25, 2024

Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, May 25, 2024 4 PM to 5 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. Space limited to 10 participants. Call the park office to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Saturday, May 25, 2024 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — at night! The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories. We will provide glow in the dark golf balls and the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. Please bring a flashlight, bug repellent and cash. $5 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Twilight Kayak Tour - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps -
Sunday, May 26, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water and the sky as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title $25, kayak and equipment included, $20 if your bring your own kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, May 31, 2024

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, May 31, 2024 8:30 PM to 9:30 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, June 1, 2024

Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 9 PM to 10:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Monday, June 3, 2024

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 3, 2024 until Jun 5, 2024 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and fun learning this summer? This 3 day camp is geared toward ages 8-10. It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, survival skills, nature art, and more. For more info and to register please click on this event's title $90 per child, $70 for any additional child. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 4, 2024 until Jun 5, 2024 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and fun learning this summer? This 3 day camp is geared toward ages 8-10. It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, survival skills, nature art, and more. For more info and to register please click on this event's title $90 per child, $70 for any additional child. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Junior Ranger Day Camp
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 5, 2024 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and fun learning this summer? This 3 day camp is geared toward ages 8-10. It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, survival skills, nature art, and more. For more info and to register please click on this event's title $90 per child, $70 for any additional child. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, June 7, 2024

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 7, 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, June 8, 2024

Twilight Kayak Tour - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps -
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water and the sky as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title $25, kayak and equipment included, $20 if your bring your own kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 9 PM to 10:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, June 14, 2024

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 14, 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, June 15, 2024

Water Ecology
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 4 PM to 5 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 lake and in a creek. We will seine and dip net for macro invertebrates, crayfish, and fish, then identify them using our key. Ages 8 and up. Please wear clothes that can get wet or dirty, and water shoes. Pre-register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Kayak Tour - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps -
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water and the sky as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title $25, kayak and equipment included, $20 if your bring your own kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Night Creatures Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 9 PM to 10:15 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the woods on a different light, meaning at night. We'll walk along a moderate to strenuous nature trail looking for bats and moths. If we are lucky, we may see synchronous fireflies. Event suitable for ages 8 and up. Pre-register by calling the park office and paying in advance. Pe-registration begins May 1st. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, June 21, 2024

Trivia Night
Friday, Jun 21, 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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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Jun 21, 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, June 22, 2024

Beginner Archery Class
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 4 PM to 5 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. Space limited to 10 participants. Call the park office to register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Twilight Kayak Tour - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps -
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water and the sky as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title $25, kayak and equipment included, $20 if your bring your own kayak $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Kayaking 101
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn the basic movements of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of Lake Rutledge. Open to visitors 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Space limited to less than 8 participants. To register or for more info, please click on this event's title. $25 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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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
Saturday, Jun 29, 2024 4 PM to 5 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 lake and in a creek. We will seine and dip net for macro invertebrates, crayfish, and fish, then identify them using our key. Ages 8 and up. Please wear clothes that can get wet or dirty, and water shoes. Pre-register in advance. $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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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, August 10, 2024

Perseid Shooting Star Party 2024
Saturday, Aug 10, 2024 to Sunday, Aug 11, 2024 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us to view the best meteor shower of the year! Come to the beach to enjoy astronomer talks, music, concessions and meteor viewing. Limited number of telescopes available to view the night sky at no charge. Flashlight use must be kept to a minimum. Red lights preferred. Tickets online available after July 10 or $3/person cash at the door. $3 per person (CASH only at the door). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, September 14, 2024

Hike and Paddle - Girl Scouts Love State Parks -
Saturday, Sep 14, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led hike (1 hour) along our new beach trail as we walk by swamps, hardwood/pine forests and a controlled burn area. After the hike, we'll kayak (1 hour) on the lake looking for wildlife such as raptors, herons and migrating birds. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Registration begins after 8/10/24. $20 if you use our kayaks. $15 if you use yours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Sunday, September 15, 2024

Intro to Archery - Girl Scouts Love State Parks -
Sunday, Sep 15, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Want to shoot an arrow, 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. Space limited to 10 participants, please register in advance. Program open to general public including Girl Scouts. Registration begins 8/10/24 $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, October 19, 2024

Haunted Village at Hard Labor Creek
Saturday, Oct 19, 2024 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come visit our Spooky Haunted Village for a family-friendly, slight-fright event. Walk through Camp Daniel Morgan on a trail filled with scenes of your Halloween scary favorites, including an appearance by that hockey mask wearing man from the movies. Event suitable to ages 6 and above. Tickets available after September 17. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Haunted Village at Hard Labor Creek
Saturday, Oct 19, 2024 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come visit our Spooky Haunted Village for a family-friendly, slight-fright event. Walk through Camp Daniel Morgan on a trail filled with scenes of your Halloween scary favorites, including an appearance by that hockey mask wearing man from the movies. Event suitable to ages 6 and above. Tickets available after September 17. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2024 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2024

Homeschool at Hard Labor Creek
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2024 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join our naturalists for a variety of nature oriented, hands-on activities. Sessions mainly on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Weather permitting. Programs designed for children ages 8-12. Please bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Wear closed-toe shoes. Register in advance. Limited to 12 students. Click on the title for more details. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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