Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge, GA,
Brantley Nature Trail, Beaver Pond Trail
5 Hard Labor Creek Road
Rutledge, GA 30663
PHONE: (706) 557-3001
Reserve: (800) 864-7275
RATES: $28 (20% discount for 62+)
$5.00 parking pass
Cannot reserve a particular site.
CHECK IN/OUT: Check out time 1:00pm; cottages - 11:00 am.
ACCESS:Office 8 am- 5 pm
Park: 7 am - 10 pm
MAPS: at Trading Post
SITES: 46 campsites
20 cottages, 2 group shelters, 4 Pioneer and
11 equestrain campsites
PULL THRUS: Yes
PICNIC SHELTERS: 4
SITE SURFACE: Gravel
HOOK-UPS: Water & 50 amp
WIFI: No (No Cell service)
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
BOAT RAMP: Yes
FEATURES: Golf Course, Swimming, Boat Rental, Fishing and Hiking Trails.See Hike and Bike Trails for more information.
RANKING: 7 out of 10
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
We camped here in June 2012 in our 19ft Travel Trailer. Our site was level and easy to back into. The lake was really low and the back of our trailer faced the water. The road to the sites was quite narrow and steep in places. It might be difficult at night or if it's raining. The dump station was on the one road out and if very busy there was no way to go around the folks in line. There are 46 campsites, 20 cottages and 2 group shelters. There are also 30 Horse Stalls, Riding Ring and 11 Equestrian Campsites. The swimming beach is quite nice for kids to enjoy.
This park is best known for the 18-hole Creek Golf Course. The Creek Golf Course has a pro shop, driving range, rental carts and special rates for seniors and children
We enjoyed the stay and walking the trails. Both Savannah Rose and Dakota Blue enjoyed camping. See Dakota Blue looking out the window of the camper in the picture below. Madison is quite close by and worth the drive to walk around the town.
We hiked the easy one-mile Brantley Nature Trail through a forest of beautiful hard woods. The ravine on this trail shows the past results of poor land-use practices.
The easy to moderate Beaver Pond Trail splits off of the Brantley Trail and is marked in red. The Beaver Pond still shows scars from the early agricultrual period of this forest.
The Mountain Bike Trail area is appropriate for the beginner to advanced level of mountain biking. The Orange Loop is about 1mile on level ground. The Red Loop is a more challenging 5.25 mile loop.
There are 12.25 miles of mountain trails appropriate for the beginner to advanced experience level mountain biking. The Blue Loop is a 4.5 mile loop for the Beginner to Intermediate riders. Phase 1 of the Green Trail is open with 1.5 miles of beginner rated single track.
There are 24 miles of equestrian trails of various lengths. a gated entrance allows secured access. There is paved parking, campsites with water and electricity, a bathroom with showers, and a large riding ring. A negative equine infectious anemia test must be presented prior to riding any state park trail. There is a 16 mile Lake Rutledge Equestrian Trail and an 8 mile Lake Brantley Equestrian Trail. Both trails are open to hikers.
2 miles north of Rutledge, GA. Take I-20 exit #105 into Rutledge
Travel 3 miles on Fairplay Road.
The park is between Madison and Covington.
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