Upcoming Events at Hard Labor Creek State Park


Friday, January 4, 2019

Campfire Stories and S’mores
Friday, Jan 4, 2019 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Meet at picnic shelter #5 for a fun evening where you can roast marshmallows and swap stories among friends. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor’s treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
New Year Wish/Memory Crafts
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Our Naturalist will help you create your own jar of paper stars with memories so far and save until December 31, 2019. Please, bring your own jar/box. We will meet at picnic shelter #5. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Coffee With A Ranger
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger for fresh brewed coffee, and a demonstration on Dutch Oven cooking over a fire. Coffee, hot chocolate, and hot tea will be available. Call the Visitor Center to register in advance, space is limited. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor’s treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Make Your Own Bat House
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Join Habitat For Bats to learn about these nocturnal creatures and their habitats! During the workshop, discover how bats live, what they eat, and why they are essential to the environment by constructing a bat house of your very own! After the event, take your box home and see what kind of bats live in your backyard. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Join other horse riders as we help maintain and improve the equestrian trails at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Volunteers should bring hand tools such as pole saws, shovels, gloves, and pruners. Please sign up in advance by calling the park office. Lunch, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hard Labor Creek Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Park staff will place candy filled eggs at the Lake Brantley recreation area for your little ones to hunt. Children will be placed in age groups (ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12). The Easter bunny will be on site for photos. Please bring your own basket. Stick around after the hunt for crafts, games, and wagon rides! $2 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2nd Spring Pioneer Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11 AM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the CCC boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, campfire cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music, arts and crafts demos, quilt display, self guided nature hikes, pioneer games, food and more. $2 wagon rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Perseid Shooting Star Party 2019
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 to Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 9 PM to 1 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Rutledge, GA
Join us to view the best meteor shower of the year! From 9PM-1AM, come to the beach to enjoy concessions, acoustic music, and meteor viewing. Limited number of telescopes will be available to view the night sky or bring your own. $5 per person (cash only). Kids 5 and under free. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

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