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Location and Contact Information

Hard Labor Creek State Park is located in the state of Georgia, United States. Specifically, you can find this park at the following address:

  • 5 Hard Labor Creek Road
  • Rutledge, GA 30663

For detailed information, including reservations for the Premium Picnic Shelter, contact:

  • Phone: +1 (706) 557-3001
  • Reservations (Online): ReserveAmerica Website or Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites website.

Premium Picnic Shelter Details

The Premium Picnic Shelter in Hard Labor Creek State Park offers guests a spacious and comfortable area for group gatherings, events, and picnics. Here are some key details:

  • Capacity: The shelter typically accommodates larger groups. The exact capacity should be confirmed during reservation as it may vary based on the specific picnic shelter.

  • Features:

    • Covered shelter to protect from sun and rain
    • Picnic tables and seating
    • Nearby parking for easy access
    • Electricity and water in some cases (confirm at time of booking)
    • Grills or fire pits for cooking
  • Accessibility: Typically, these shelters are designed to provide accessibility to all guests, including those with disabilities. However, it's advised to check specific details at the time of reservation.

  • Reservations: Advance reservations are usually required, especially during peak seasons and weekends. There might be a rental fee, and prices can vary based on the shelter size, amenities, and rental duration.

Park Activities

Hard Labor Creek State Park is not just about picnicking but also offers a range of other activities:

  • Hiking and Biking Trails: For nature enthusiasts, there are various trails suitable for different skill levels.
  • Golf Course: The park features a challenging 18-hole golf course.
  • Swimming: There's a lake beach that provides swimming opportunities during warmer months.
  • Boating and Fishing: Lake Rutledge offers a serene spot for fishing and boating (with electric motors).
  • Horseback Riding: Equestrian trails are available, and there's a stable offering guided trail rides.
  • Accommodation: Apart from the picnic area, the park offers camping sites, cottages, and camping cabins for overnight stays.

Rules and Regulations

When using the Premium Picnic Shelter and amenities within Hard Labor Creek State Park, it's important to abide by park rules to ensure safety and enjoyment for all visitors:

  • Pets: Pets are allowed in some areas but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.

  • Alcohol: Check the park's policy on alcohol consumption as it may be prohibited or allowed only in designated areas.

  • Fires: Fires are permitted only in designated grills or fire rings.

  • Littering: Pack out what you pack in to keep the park clean. Littering is strictly prohibited.

  • Wildlife: Do not disturb or feed the wildlife.

Booking and Availability

To check the availability of the Premium Picnic Shelter and to make reservations:

  • Visit: Go to the ReserveAmerica website or the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites official site.
  • Call: Dial the Hard Labor Creek State Park’s phone number.
  • In-Person: Visit the park's visitor center.

It is advisable to book well in advance for holidays and weekend events, as facilities can book up quickly. Always review the park's latest notices or alerts on the websites or via phone for any changes in operation hours, services, or policies before planning your visit.

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