Hard Labor Creek State Park

5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663


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.

Things To Do & See:

Off-road Biking — 17 miles of trails. Hiking Permitted.
Foot Golf (fee)
Group Programs
Hiking — 2.5 miles of trails, horse trails open to hikers weekdays only
Horseback Riding (trail fee) — 22 miles of trails, stalls, annual pass available
Mini Golf (fee)
Swimming — seasonal
Weddings — park approval required
Boat Rental — seasonal
Kayak Rental — seasonal

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