Have you ever been to Hard Labor Creek, located about 30 minutes away from Covington, Georgia? Well, if you haven’t, now is the perfect time to go! Hard Labor Creek is a gorgeous Georgia State Park that’s located right in our own backyards. While this park may be best known for its golf course, it also offers a wide range of recreational activities, so the whole family can enjoy it. Hard Labor boasts more than 24 miles of trails available for hikers and horseback riders.
Once you’ve hiked across the park, you can slumber peacefully in Hard Labor Creek’s overnight areas. There are 20 cottages within the park and three are dog friendly! Or, you can pitch your tent at Hard Labor’s modern campground. Horse owners even have their own private camping area near the on-site stalls. Be advised, though! Hard Labor Creek is strictly B.Y.O.H: bring your own horse. With so many ways to relax, it is ironic that the park’s name is thought to come from American Indians who found the creek difficult to cross.
Obviously, we cannot forget about Hard Labor’s famous Creek Golf Course! The course is a favorite of both amateurs and pros alike, because of its challenging course design and well-maintained greens. The first hole has even been called “the hardest starting hole in Georgia.” The Creek Golf Course includes amazing amenities too, like their Pro-Shop, golf cart rental station, pristine putting green and driving ranges. Don’t forget to ask about special discounts and golfing rates for children and seniors!
So, are you ready to get out and enjoy Hard Labor Creek? Well, hold your horses, because we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you with your trip! The first place you should head to, when planning your Hard Labor excursion, is the Georgia State Park website. There, you can reserve your cabins, register for any outdoor activities, and read up on special events happening at the park. You can even find information on dog-friendly cabins and trails, so you can bring Fido along.
Did you know that you can also sign up to become a Friend of Georgia State Parks? When you join, you’ll receive an annual free Parking Pass, free camping or golf, and many other great discounts. That free round of golf will come in handy at Hard Labor Creek! You can head to the Covington library too, and pick up free passes to most of Georgia’s state parks and historical sites. All you have to do is flash your library card. And, for those who love camping outdoors, join the frequent camper club where you’ll get every 10th night free. And if you'd like to book your stay in beautiful Newton County to visit Hard Labor Creek, click here! So, get outside into that warm Georgia sunshine and enjoy Hard Labor Creek!