Hard Labor Creek

State Park - Georgia

Hard Labor Creek State Park is located between Bostwick and Rutledge in Georgia. The park is named after Hard Labor Creek, a small stream that cuts through the park. 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. The park is the home of two group camps, Camp Rutledge and Camp Daniel Morgan, both centered on the 275-acre (1.11 km2) Lake Rutledge. A second lake, Lake Brantley, occupies the northwestern area of the park.

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Trail Map of Hard Labor Creek State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Hard Labor Creek - Trail Map

Trail Map of Hard Labor Creek State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

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Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Oconee Ranger District of Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (NF) in Georgia. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

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Statewide Bike Map of Georgia. Published by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

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Trail map with trail descriptions for Hard Labor Creek State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Hard Labor Creek - Trail Map

Trail map with trail descriptions for Hard Labor Creek State Park (SP) in Georgia. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.Georgia State Parks - Parks Brochure

Brochure of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Published by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Hard Labor Creek SP https://gastateparks.org/HardLaborCreek https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Labor_Creek_State_Park Hard Labor Creek State Park is located between Bostwick and Rutledge in Georgia. The park is named after Hard Labor Creek, a small stream that cuts through the park. 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. The park is the home of two group camps, Camp Rutledge and Camp Daniel Morgan, both centered on the 275-acre (1.11 km2) Lake Rutledge. A second lake, Lake Brantley, occupies the northwestern area of the park.
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