Hard Labor Creek State Park

Rutledge
Historic Heartland

Hard Labor Creek State Park

Hard Labor Creek State Park

5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663

706-557-3001 | 800-864-7275

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  • Full Moon Kayak Tour

    Full Moon Kayak Tour

    4/11/2014 to 10/11/2014

    Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance... read more

  • Springtime Hike on the Bike Trails

    Springtime Hike on the Bike Trails

    4/19/2014

    Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike on the blue mountain bike trail. Welcome the spring season by enjoying beautiful waterfall vistas and wildflowers. This hike is recommended for children over 10 years old and adults in good walking shape. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. read more

  • "Save the Water Wheel" Golf Tournament

    "Save the Water Wheel" Golf Tournament

    4/25/2014

    Registrations includes golf fee, cart, range balls, light snack, swag bag, parking, and dinner after the tournament. Check-in begins at 11 A.M., and the tournament begins at 12 P.M. Prizes go to the 1st and 2nd place spots, hole in one, putting contest, longest drive, closest to pin, ball drop, and various... read more

  • New Moon Kayak Tour

    New Moon Kayak Tour

    4/26/2014 to 10/25/2014

    Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. Register in advance.   Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:00 pm - 10... read more

  • Twilight Paddle

    Twilight Paddle

    5/3/2014

    Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. 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. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in... read more

  • Searching for Dragons and Damsels

    Searching for Dragons and Damsels

    5/3/2014 to 7/6/2014

    Dragonflies and damselflies are some of the most beautiful and beneficial insects in the bug world. They come in many sizes shapes and colors. Join a park ranger on the hunt for these tiny predators, and explore streams, lake and pond. Bring a digital camera and binoculars for the adventure. Ages 10... read more

  • Twilight Time Wagon Ride

    Twilight Time Wagon Ride

    5/9/2014 to 7/25/2014

    Join park staff and volunteers on this quaint tour through the park's history in an old-fashioned wagon. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit an old black-smith shop, and possibly see or hear the wildlife that call the park home. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Friday, May... read more

  • Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House

    Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House

    5/10/2014 to 10/4/2014

    Saturday, May 10, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM - Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA - Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. Night sky observations... read more

  • Astronomy Day Night Time Paddle

    Astronomy Day Night Time Paddle

    5/10/2014 to 10/4/2014

    Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. Join us on this paddle to view the sunset, and the night time sky, as we enjoy the various constellations. Pre-registration Required, space... read more

  • Introduction to Archery

    Introduction to Archery

    5/10/2014

    Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, June 7, 2014 2:00 pm -... read more

  • Constellations by Carriage

    Constellations by Carriage

    5/23/2014

    Hard Labor Creek is a great place for star-gazing. Relax on this guided carriage ride by the beach.Call to pre-register, space is limited. read more

  • Kayak Out to a Twilight Frog Slog

    Kayak Out to a Twilight Frog Slog

    5/23/2014 to 7/5/2014

    Listen to, learn about, and see our froggy friends as we paddle out to explore a wetlands area at sunset! Wear shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting wet and muddy. Meet at the Trading Post park office 15 minutes beforehand. read more

  • Historic Wagon Rides

    Historic Wagon Rides

    5/24/2014 to 5/25/2014

    Join this guided wagon ride and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the role they played in making Hard Labor Creek State Park. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Saturday, May 24, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, May 25, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3:00 pm -... read more

  • Star Gazing Kayak Tour

    Star Gazing Kayak Tour

    5/24/2014 to 7/5/2014

    Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. read more

  • Twilight Paddle

    Twilight Paddle

    5/24/2014 to 5/25/2014

    Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. 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. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in... read more

  • Birding by Kayak

    Birding by Kayak

    5/26/2014

    May is Migratory Bird Month, and what better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of birds than by an easy paddle on Lake Rutledge. We'll look for Kingfishers, Herons, and migrating warblers on this morning adventure. Space is limited, pre-registration required. read more

  • Introduction to Archery

    Introduction to Archery

    5/31/2014 to 6/7/2014

    Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, June 7, 2014 2:00 pm -... read more

  • Twilight Paddle

    Twilight Paddle

    6/7/2014 to 6/8/2014

    Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. 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. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in... read more

  • Introduction to Archery

    Introduction to Archery

    6/15/2014

    Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, June 7, 2014 2:00 pm -... read more

  • Twilight Paddle

    Twilight Paddle

    6/21/2014

    Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. 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. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in... read more

  • Twilight Paddle

    Twilight Paddle

    7/4/2014

    Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. 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. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in... read more

  • Introduction to Archery

    Introduction to Archery

    7/6/2014

    Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, June 7, 2014 2:00 pm -... read more

  • Twilight Paddle

    Twilight Paddle

    7/19/2014

    Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. 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. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in... read more

  • Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour

    Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour

    8/12/2014 to 8/24/2014

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