Hard Labor Creek State Park

Supported by a local Friends chapter, Hard Labor Creek 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.”

Brilliant Transformations Thanks to Volunteers

Who doesn’t enjoy a good kayaking tour or nature hike? Thanks to Friends of Hard Labor Creek, they are making these excursions possible in addition to their landscaping projects, volunteer workdays, and historic preservation projects with a special focus on the park’s CCC history. This crew of dedicated volunteers is working tirelessly for the preservation and enhancement of this very special park in Rutledge, GA and we couldn’t be more proud of their efforts! Not all volunteer work is glamorous. In fact, sometimes it’s the...

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Equestrian Workday - Hard Labor Creek

Sponsored by the Georgia Equestrian Trail Riders in partnership with Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the 13th Annual Statewide Equestrian Workday will be held at equestrian sites around the state on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  

This is a rain or shine event.  Please sign up in advance using the contact listed below.  Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who sign up in advance.  Please sign up by March 3 so we can plan for food.

Please bring tools such as shovels, gloves, pruners, etc.

To sign up for this event at Hard Labor Creek, contact David Guzman at 706.557.3001 or david.guzman@dnr.ga.gov.

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Member support and volunteer efforts are at the core of our mission. Are you interested in learning more about volunteering with us?