Hard Labor Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide


Named after a small stream that cuts through the area, Hard Labor Creek State Park spans 5,804 acres across Morgan and Walton counties in Georgia. The park is located about an hour east of Atlanta, between Bostwick and Rutledge. While it's primarily known for having one of the best golf courses in Georgia, Hard Labor Creek State Park is also a perfect destination for fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, boating, birding, and camping enthusiasts. The area experiences a temperate, humid subtropical climate with continuous hot summers and cold winters. The best time to visit the park is during spring or autumn when weather conditions are ideal for fishing in its two lakes and enjoying scenic sites.

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Spring 42-80 F
Summer 66-89 F
Fall 42-82 F
Winter 33-57 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hard Labor Creek State Park

From the convenience of amenities to the overall comfort, RVing offers many advantages to those traveling in Georgia. Before you go camping, it's highly recommended that you look for an RV that meets your specific needs. RVshare.com is the place to find a rental that will heighten your experience when camping at Hard Labor Creek State Park.

Camp Rutledge

Centered on the 275-acre Lake Rutledge, Camp Rutledge is one of the largest designated group camp areas at Hard Labor Creek State Park, and it's ideal for RV camping. From here, you can easily access Lake Rutledge, where you can take advantage of activities such as small boating, fishing, and swimming. The campsite is RV friendly and has a camp store where you can shop for snacks and other essentials, along with any other necessities you may need. You can also choose from a wide variety of sites, including those with and without electricity, pull-throughs, and others with full hookups. Pets are also allowed, provided you keep them on a short leash.

From the camp, you can visit the city of Rutledge for special events and shopping, art and food. Nightly rates at Camp Rutledge go for between $30 and $35 with full hookups. However, you must call ahead for specifications and bookings.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dumping station, picnic tables, BBQ grills.

Hard Labor Creek Campground

Hard Labor Creek Campground is home to 51 campsites, including the designated Rutledge Camp Group and the Daniel Morgan Group Camp. All of these sites are suitable for RVs under 45 feet in length. Apart from the amenities offered by the park, the tall trees also provide coverage and privacy for you and your family. All are equipped with electricity hookups of between 30 and 50 amps to ensure you keep your devices charged and remain entertained throughout your stay. On top of the electric hookups, each of these camping sites offers necessities like picnic tables and fire rings. The location is also pet friendly. Water and sewer hookups, pull-through and back-in sites, restrooms, and showers are also available in 11 out 51 campsites, which are designated as premium sites.

You can book these sites online for up to 13 months in advance, and they're known for being very popular. They're also open year-round.

  • Water hookup: Varies by site

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Varies by site

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dumping station, picnic tables, fire rings.

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What to Do at
Hard Labor Creek State Park

Inside Hard Labor Creek State Park

There's a huge range of recreational activities available at Hard Labor Creek, and the opportunity for overnight stay makes it a perfect place for your family, friends, or colleagues. Some activities are seasonal; for example, swimming is only allowed in summer. Throughout most of the year, you can take a nature hike along the 24-mile stretch of beautiful sites. Visitors can also go kayaking, fishing, boating, stargazing at Hard Labor Creek Observatory, or birdwatching. Popular events include the Fall Festival and Nighttime Spooky Wagon Rides.

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How to Get to
Hard Labor Creek State Park

Hard Labor Creek State Park lies approximately six miles from Interstate 20. From Atlanta, take I-20 East to exit 105 and follow the signs to the park.

Entering Hard Labor Creek State Park

A ParkPass is required to enter Hard Labor Creek, and the reservation charges do not include the price for a ParkPass. If you're staying overnight, you only have to pay for one ParkPass fee for the duration of your stay. While the ParkPass is valid at all state parks visited on the same day, it's not valid at historic sites.

Hard Labor Creek State Park ParkPass per vehicle : $5.0

Per day

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hard Labor Creek State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Hard Labor Creek State Park?

Spring and autumn are the best times to go to Hard Labor Creek State Park. Weather conditions at these times are conducive for fishing on the park’s two lakes and engaging in other outdoor recreation activities.

What is the climate of Hard Labor Creek State Park?

The park has a temperate, humid subtropical climate. Summers are always hot, with temperatures between 66 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit, while winters are usually cold, with temperatures between 33 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Hard Labor Creek State Park?

Hard Labor Creek State Park is home to many animals, including beavers, otters, muskrats, raccoons, and white-tailed deer. You might also encounter several bird species living in the area, including red-winged blackbirds and red-billed woodpeckers.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Hard Labor Creek State Park and what is the cost?

Booking a camping spot at Hard Labor Creek State Park isn't necessary. Nevertheless, guests can reserve a space to secure a suitable camping area. The reservation cost is at least $10.

Are pets allowed at Hard Labor Creek State Park?

Guests can visit the park with pets. You can come with a maximum of two dogs and pay a nominal fee. The dogs should behave well and avoid making noise or interfering with wildlife.