Historic Heartland / Rutledge

Hard Labor Creek State Park

5 Hard Labor Creek Rd.
Rutledge, GA 30663

706-557-3001 | 800-864-7275
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While this park may be best known for its golf course, it also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities in a beautiful wooded setting. A lakeside beach is popular with swimmers during summer months, and more than 24 miles of trails are available for hikers and horseback riders. Horse owners even have their own private camping area near stalls. Other overnight guests can choose from fully equipped cottages or a modern campground. With so many ways to relax, it is ironic that the park's name is thought to come from slaves who tilled summer fields or American Indians who found the creek difficult to cross.

Located between Madison and Covington off I-20, The Creek Golf Course provides one of Georgia's best golf values, along with a pro shop, driving range, rental carts and special rates for seniors and children. The 18-hole course is a favorite for its challenging layout and well maintained greens combined with a pristine, natural setting. The first hole has been called "the hardest starting hole in Georgia."

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Activities

    Golf on Site

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Facility Amenities

    Driving Range, Golf Cart Rentals, Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Number of Holes, Open Year 'Round, Par

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    20

    Rentals

    Boat Rental

    Setting & Style

    Rustic & Natural

    Site Information

    30 Amp Elec Hookup, Cabin / Cottage Rentals, Number of Sites, RVs Permitted

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Geminid Meteor Shower - The Heavens Last Hurrah of 2016

    Geminid Meteor Shower - The Heavens Last Hurrah of 2016

    12/10/2016 - 12/10/2016

    Join us on the shore of Lake Brantley to view the last major meteor shower of 2016! Bring a lawn chair, a thermos of your favorite warm drink, and a cozy blanket. Reflect on the past year, as we enjoy some of winters best constellations. Please pre-register for this event by calling the park office.

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  • First Day Hike

    First Day Hike

    01/01/2017 - 01/01/2017

    Start the year off right by enjoying a pet-friendly, ranger-led hike. On this hike, we will explore the Beaver Dam Trail, as well as the Brantley trail. The combined trails will cover 2 miles, and will have a varied terrain, including hills and stairs. Meet at the Trading Post, bring water and wear sturdy shoes.

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