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

  • Bike Trails Work and Ride

    Bike Trails Work and Ride

    08/13/2016 - 10/08/2016

    Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride.

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  • Spooky Wagon Ride

    Spooky Wagon Ride

    10/21/2016 - 10/22/2016

    Come on out to the park if you dare, and take a frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Learn about park history, legends, and lore. Wagon will depart from Group Shelter 2 parking lot. Each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come, first serve.

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  • Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

    Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

    10/28/2016 - 10/28/2016

    Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light - meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole.

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