Really pretty and well maintained. The mini golf course was a big hit with my kids. 12 and under is $2.50, adults $5. The trading post/visitor center is stocked with drinks and some first aid but not much else. The sites are well maintained and the water beautiful!
Nice campground, bathhouses exceptionally clean. Camped on a Sunday and Monday and was so peaceful with all of nature’s sounds. There’s two lakes there but you need to take a short drive to get to the swimming beach and to better fishing. Golf course looks great, and equestrian camping looked great too. Lots of easy hiking trails to explore. A very short drive from Atlanta make this campground a nice weekend camping getaway
We were back at HLC this weekend and, as always, it was an enjoyable stay! This campground is now site-specific (meaning that you reserve a specific site prior to arrival) and this worked perfectly for us because we're familiar with the best sites! We grabbed site 43 because it is close to the bath house but very private!
We made use of the hiking trails and mountain bike trails this weekend! The trails are well-maintained and clearly marked!
This is one of our favorite campgrounds due to the large sites, clean facilities and amazing staff!
We were back at HLC this past weekend and, as always, top-notch park! We have tent camped for several years but recently upgraded to a new (to us) pop up and we had a blast!
We camped at site 26 (one of the newer sites) and it had full hookup (our PUP does not have a bathroom but does have a galley). The site has electric (50 amp and 30 amp service) as well as free cable TV!!
The sites at HLC are well spaced and the bath houses are spotless!!
The park staff is amazing and the camp hosts are always cleaning up and are available if you need anything!
HLC is our go-to spot for a weekend getaway because of the above-mentioned reasons and it is close to home!!
We have camped at this beautiful park NUMEROUS times and there is a reason that we keep coming back (actually there are multiple reasons)!
HLC has an amazing staff that is there when you need them and not there when you don't! The camp hosts are friendly, the Ranger rides through on a regular basis and is friendly/outgoing (you can tell that he enjoys his job)!
The campground is not cramped at all and most of the sites are spread apart to provide privacy!
Not long ago, as many of the GA State Parks are doing, HLC swapped over to "site-specific" reservations..meaning that you must choose a particular site when reserving. This is VERY useful if you're familiar with the campground and have a favorite site (such as we do) but it can be a shot in the dark if you're not familiar with the campground.
The bath houses/comfort stations are brand new (including laundry rooms) and the camp hosts keep them spotless! The campground roads are newly paved and there are a couple of new sites.
There are hiking trails, kayak rentals, a beach area (swimming) and two nice lakes! There are equestrian trails and even an equestrian campground!
The park has numerous cottages to rent, a group shelter, picnic pavilions and even a mini-golf course (newly renovated)!
Not far from the campground (in Rutledge, GA) there is a Dollar general in case you forgot something that the park store doesn't have.
If you've never visited this beautiful park, ou are missing out on one of our hidden gems!
This is a great campground with lots of activities. There is a putt putt (mini golf) course. You can rent kayaks and kayak in the lake. They offered a kayak by moonlight group tour that was fun. The bathrooms are very clean. We had a huge nice site with lots of room for the pups to be on the tether. There is a camp store and the staff is friendly and helpful. The only thing was no one told us our site had full hookups. We paid for a deluxe site but nothing indicated on the reservation it had sewer connections. Had we known we would have taken showers in our own camper.
Clean sites, clean bathhouses, gravel sites, lake/beach swimming area within state park grounds. Golf course near
This was our first trip to this park. I like the site specific reservation. Much more relaxed arrival and no creepy stalking from upcoming campers. The welcome center staff was very nice and helpful when needed. However, I almost didn't have firewood the first night because I didn't know you had to purchase it from the welcome center and they close at 4 or 5 pm. Also, their firewood bundles only lasted about an hour each at best ($6+ each). Our campsite was great! Secluded and a great view. Another slight negative in my book is the lake isn't anywhere near the campground. You have to leave the campground traveling along 3-4 roads/turns. The bath house was clean, new, and ada accessible. Oh vet important to note there is no cell service at your site. However, near the welcome center does have free wifi, but you have to be pretty close.
Beautiful campground. Sites are well spaced, level, and private.
Showers are clean, laundry room is well arranged and they even provide magazines.
The only problem we encountered in our stay was that there were carpenter bees eating the picnic table. I reported that to the hosts, who were very sympathetic and promised to take care of it.
We will definitely come back
Hard Labor Creek State Park is one of the Georgia State Park system's best kept secrets! Located just minutes away from Rutledge, GA, HLC seems like a whole world away! Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, HLC is still convenient to Rutledge and Madison, in case you forgot to pack something.
HLC features hiking trails, mini golf, newly "renovated" campsites that include two BRAND new bathhouses (comfort stations). The comfort stations have restrooms/showers, as well as two family restroom/shower facilities. The comfort stations also feature vending machines (drinks) and a laundry facility!
Kayak rentals, a beach/swimming area and numerous special programs are available!
Cell phone service is very spotty in the park but that is alright with us, camping is about getting AWAY and enjoying the outdoors, not staring at your electronic devices!
If golf is your thing, HLC has a beautiful 18-hole golf course!