Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge

#50 of 108 in Nature in Georgia
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Hard Labor Creek State Park is a 5,804 acre (23.49 km²) Georgia state park located between Bostwick and Rutledge. The park is named after Hard Labor Creek, a small stream that cuts through the park. The creek's name comes either from slaves who once tilled the summer fields, or from Native Americans who found the area around the stream difficult to ford. The park plays host to an 18-hole public golf course, which offers a pro shop, driving range, rental cars, and senior citizen discounts. Rocky Creek provides many of the water hazards on the course including the 14th hole with its signature water wheel.
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  • What a wonderful gem less than 45 min from Atlanta. Have been to many of the other state parks and this one is the cleanest and best maintained. Could use longer/more hiking trails (suggestion...  more »
  • We hiked two one mile trails at dusk. We saw deer, turtle, beaver and some animal we could not identify. Hike was the mountain trail feel to it, but not very challenging. Bugs were abundant and...  more »
  • This is a wonderful beautiful park. Huge spacious wooded sites. Very quiet. Unfortunately we were only there for the night. Passing through on our way home. We will definitely be back. Maybe relax a few days
  • Went on a good friend's recommendation, first time, loved it! Only rode the Red trail. It's about 7 miles and consistently real good. No obstacles, unless you encounter a turtle in the path, which I did. It has a little root action and even less rocks. Just hard packed dirt, which keeps you moving. Can't wait to go back for the other trails!

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