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HARD LABOR CREEK STATE PARK, GA

Photo: HARD LABOR CREEK STATE PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon May 18 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

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."

Recreation:

Golf (rental carts, driving range)
Lake Swimming (seasonal)
Boat Rental – pedal boats (seasonal), canoes and fishing boats
Fishing
Birding
Horseback Riding – trail fee, annual passes available, 22-mile trail, stalls, riding ring, equestrian camping, no horse rentals - Rules of Stable & Equestrian Trail Use
Biking - 5 miles of beginner to intermediate trails, fee
Hiking – 2.5-mile trail, weekday hiking on 22-mile horse trail
Geocaching
Playground
Weddings (park approval required)

Facilities:

5,804 Acres
20 Cottages ($110-$135, higher during Masters Week) – cable TV, #13 and #17 are dog friendly ($45 fee dog, max 2)
46 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$29) -- buddy sites available, some sites close during winter
2 Group Shelters (seat 85 and 120, $85-$335)
2 Group Camps (sleeps 75–120, $200–$600; dining hall only, $200)
Pioneer Group Campground ($45)
4 Picnic Shelters and Barbecue Pit ($35-$45)
2 Lakes
30 Horse Stalls ($20), Riding Ring and 11 Equestrian Campsites
Swimming Beach and Bathhouse (seasonal)
The Creek Golf Course ($36-$46)

Nearby Attractions:

Athens, Georgia
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
Historic Madison, Georgia
Lake Oconee
Oconee National Forest
Historic Rutledge
Panola Mountain State Park

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse Stables
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sewage Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Trading Post
  • Washer/Dryer
Alerts and Important Information
Parkpass is required for all vehicles.
ParkPass fees: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;
13 - 30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass;
31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass;
Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

Daily or Annual ParkPass is available at the park office. Overnight guests pay only one fee for the duration of their stay. Annual Parkpass can be purchased by calling (770) 389-7401, Reservation Administration.

RUTLEDGE, GEORGIA

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.65472, -83.59685
33°39'17"N, 83°35'49"W

HARD LABOR CREEK STATE PARK IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES FROM INTERSTATE 20 (I-20). FROM ATLANTA, TAKE I-20 EAST TO EXIT #105. FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO THE PARK.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HARD LABOR CREEK STATE PARK
5 HARD LABOR CREEK ROAD.
RUTLEDGE GA 30663

Phone Number:

Information: (706)557-3001